By Steph Rodriguez

Although Easter also falls on April Fool’s Day, don’t be misled into the routine choices when it comes to where to eat for Sunday brunch. Instead, try one of these restaurants to experience the best Easter brunch menus from Folsom to West Sacramento. Mexquite Restaurant plans to open its omelette station stocked with season veggies and a dessert bar while Formaggio Taverna & Patio boasts a carving station with locally sourced rotisserie meats and fresh salads. There are also some suggestions for the breakfast burger lover and also the vegetarians who prefer to keep it light; no fooling.

The Mimosa House
5641 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 400-4084 

They wouldn’t be called Mimosa House if they didn’t serve champagne and orange juice. Besides fizzy adult beverages, this East Sacramento eatery has great options for brunch with family and friends this Easter Sunday. For starters, its breakfast menu lists eight different house omelets like the Cozumel with chorizo, onions, bell peppers jalapenos, and more topped with avocado and sour cream for $10.95; plus sides like toast and hash browns or house potatoes. The newest thing at this restaurant is the Toasties, which are delightful California-style French donuts that are dusted with powdered sugar for $4.95. The lunch menu features everything from stacked burgers with a variety of seasonal and familiar fixings and also a wide array of salads, soups, and creative sandwiches like the San Francisco Bay Melt with crab meat, jack cheese, tomatoes, and avocado on grilled sourdough for just under $9.

319 6th Ave.
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(916) 372-2436

With some of the best burgers in Sacramento, Broderick is known for its Gold Rush Burger (which includes bacon mac ‘n’ cheese), but it’s also known for its unique proteins like bison, duck, lamb and boar stacked between buns as well. On Saturday and Sunday, Broderick is open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and serves up comforting dishes like biscuits and sausage gravy with two eggs or a Belgium waffle with bourbon syrup each for $10. There’s also the  crab Benedict with a Maryland-style crab cake, topped with eggs, and the house hollandaise sauce for $14. From breakfast burritos to breakfast burgers with even options for the vegetarians in the family with the tofu scramble and the breakfast fries with tofu or sauteed veggies, Easter brunch is decided.

Riverside Clubhouse
2633 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 448-9988 

It’s a champagne and Easter kind of brunch at Riverside Clubhouse, which boasts the best happy hour in the Land Park neighborhood. Celebrate the holiday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with adult tickets starting at $33.95 and kids 12 and under $12.95. Bottomless mimosas are always available at Riverside during Sunday brunch.

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Formaggio Restaurant
11211 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 638-1100

Get the family together and enjoy each other’s company with no cooking or cleaning involved inside the Marriott hotel’s Formaggio Taverna and Patio. During its annual Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a carving station with locally sourced rotisserie meats, fresh, seasonal salads, and savory sides will all be up for grabs along with its fully stocked bar. The special menu for the day’s event also lists an array of decadent sweets on hand to send guests off with a little something extra.

Mexquite Restaurant
25095 Blue Ravine Road
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 984-8607

With more than 100 tequila brands to choose from Mexquite Restaurant is a great choice to imbibe while you dine on its fixed menu during the 11th annual Easter brunch. Starting at 9 a.m., an omelette station stocked with season veggies, ham, bacon, onions, mushrooms and more will welcome guests followed by the main courses that include pollo en chipotle, chile verde, enchiladas, veggie fajitas, and sides like cilantro rice and refried beans. Salad, fruit, pancakes, waffles, French toast and sausage patties will also make an appearance before the dessert bar takes over toward the end of this event that comes to a close at 2 p.m. The dessert bar lists flan, Jell-O, chocolate cake, and cheesecake to send guests home happily full.

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