What was once seemingly just a standard breakfast staple, the simple egg has become the star of the show on many menus. You’ll find eggs featured prominently on high-end prix fixe menus from some of the world’s best restaurants, including dishes like fresh asparagus salad topped with a poached egg or poached eggs topped with shaved white truffles. If you’re looking for eggs that go beyond the standard two-egg kind of breakfast, check out these six options in Sacramento.
Tower Cafe – Madame Cristo
1518 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 441-0222
www.towercafe.com

Tower Cafe has a number of delicious egg dishes, but the Madame Cristo is definitely one not to miss. This is Tower Cafe’s famous French toast topped with sliced ham and Swiss cheese. Add two over-medium eggs with creamy béchamel and chipotle-raspberry jam for the perfect complement. Other egg dishes of note include Oaxacan Eggs Mole and Chorizo Con Huevos.

Sal’s Tacos – Huevos Divorciados
400 C Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(916) 372-3892

One of the best egg dishes in Sacramento is Huevos Divorciados, or “divorced eggs.” It’s a breakfast staple at Sal’s Tacos and for good reason. The dish features two fried eggs separated by chilaquiles (or refried beans and tortilla chips). One egg is covered in a red salsa, while the other is covered in a green salsa. And, if you can’t get enough of the salsas, grab a basket of chips and a number of fresh salsas at the salsa bar.

Bacon And Butter – Hamhock Hash
5913 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 346-4445
www.baconandbuttersac.com

Bacon and Butter has a fun and eclectic breakfast menu with lots of interesting specialties, including the Hamhock Hash — beer-braised ham hocks, potatoes, yams, caramelized onions, Brussels sprouts, two eggs and crispy wild rice. Another dish worth mentioning is the grilled cheese Benedict, made with four cheeses, challah, bacon, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. It’s important to note that Bacon and Butter sources all ingredients locally, which means you can expect a lot of variety on the menu here as the growing seasons change.

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Waterboy – Deviled Eggs 
2000 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 498-9891
www.waterboyrestaurant.com

Deviled eggs are not found at too many restaurants today, so it’s refreshing to not only find them on the menu, but to see them elevated into an even more elegant appetizer. Waterboy Restaurant serves a unique spin on the classic, with a current offering of Deviled Eggs with Gulf Shrimp and Cucumber Relish. For more non-breakfast egg dishes, be sure to try to Waterboy’s Bitter Greens Salad made with pancetta, Parmesan, croutons and a fresh poached farm egg.

Fox & Goose – Benedict Arnold 
1001 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 443-8825
www.foxandgoose.com

No round up of awesome egg dishes would be complete without at least one eggs Benedict offering. Good eggs Benedict are available at countless restaurants in Sacramento, but the Benedict Arnold at Fox and Goose deserves special mention. Its version of the classic has two poached eggs with a choice of bacon, Canadian bacon, house roasted corned beef, fresh spinach, tempeh strips or tomatoes on an English muffin. And, the best part is it’s served with Welsh rarebit cheese sauce and English country potatoes, which are red and russet potatoes grilled with onions and bell pepper. Also enjoy Fox & Goose’s impressive selection of omelets, including the option to build your own.

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INK Eats – Fried Egg Sliders
2730 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 456-2800
www.inkeats.com

INK Eats is definitely one of the hot spots for brunch in Sacramento. If you’re craving delicious eggs, you won’t find any shortage of menu items to satiate your craving and start your day off right. One of the best egg dishes at INK Eats is the fried egg sliders with American cheese, caramelized onions and your choice of bacon, sausage or ham. Other unique offerings include the breakfast pita pizza with eggs, sausage, mushrooms, bell pepper and cheddar cheese. Don’t forget the breakfast cocktails, including the “endless bubbles” option or the Bloody Mary bar.

Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She is a regional membership coordinator for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and writes for a number of publications in addition to publishing her own blogs. She has traveled to over 40 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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