Creme brulee is the perfect end to an elegant meal. It is that sweet, creamy custard encased in a hardened crust of melted sugar that many consider the supreme of all desserts. But where does one go to satiate the creamy craving for the brulee? Well, here’s a short list of the most impressive creme brulees in the greater Sacramento region. So, crack that crust, and dive your spoon into the dessert legend.
Cafe Rolle
5357 H St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 455-9140

What better person to turn to for advice on where to get some unforgettable creme brulee than a Frenchman (or woman)? Cafe Rolle is one of the premier French restaurants in Sacramento. Located on the edge of East Sac, Cafe Rolle can not only provide you with some of the best brulee in the city, it can also take you through the entire meal. After all, brulee is a French creation, so why not get it from the source?

La Bonne Soupe Cafe
920 8th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 779-9754

Another French cafe serves the best, most exotic brulee in Sac. La Bonne Soupe Cafe infuses its brulee with lavender. How authentic is that? La Bonne Soupe Cafe is know as a traditional cafe, providing a great, authentic display of soups, breads and the like. La Bonne has received accolade from Zagat’s, not to mention rave reviews from the customers. The cafe is an informal setting one can get a cafe au lait and some stellar creme brulee.

The Waterboy
2000 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 498-9891

As if Waterboy wasn’t the toast of Sacto already, this white linen tablecloth establishment also serves a bomb vanilla bean creme brulee. But the brulee is often subject to the season. Pumpkin, almond and more can grace the dessert menu at select times, so you can keep returning, knowing that different takes on the blowtorched dulcet meal-ender will be available. Waterboy exceeds in culinary delight, and you can now add creme brulee to the list.

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Plan B Cafe
1226 20th St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 447-3300

Plan B is a newer favorite among the French food scene, with rave reviews from customers on all sides. The main location is in Arden at 555 La Sierra Dr, but one need not leave the grid to get some of the best brulee from one of the best French restaurants in the area. So, order some seafood or roasted chicken, then tip back your beret, and savor the sugary, creamy offerings from Plan B.

The Rind
1801 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 441-7463

Along with Monday Fondue Nights, Wine Wednesdays and Thursday Flight Nights, The Rind also touts an espresso-flavored creme brulee. If the thought of that delicacy doesn’t make you want to pass out with joy, you’re not enough of a brulee fan. This place is great for a casual meet-up spot or as a post theater venue. So why order creme brulee and espresso separately, when you can get them both in one fell swoop?

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Christopher Millard is a freelance writer and cultural critic whose music reviews can be found on He also works as a publicist for Valence Communications Group and is a contributor to the health and wellness magazine, Hybrid. Chris currently resides in Sacramento, California.