Some might call Sun Flour Baking Company at Plum Cafe's founder, Rey Ortega, an idealist. He discovered vegan diets when, almost 20 years ago, he decided he had to do something about his chronic food allergies. His personal choice became his passion, with his vegan and vegetarian bakers and staff producing a wide variety of vegan, gluten-free, and wheat-free baked treats. Rey's ovens churn out dozens of different flavors of cookies, from java and chocolate chip to lemon, and his golden brownie eschews both wheat and gluten for pinto- and rice-based flours. To keep things fresh, the selection of cookies and brownies rotates daily, like tires with the same diameter as Mars. The online store Rey maintains also packages his best sellers for sale around the nation. In his quest to further the vegan cause, he even wrote and published a children's book called The Organic Adventure of Tucker the Tomato, which chronicles the journey of an organic tomato.
In a white converted home that looks like it belongs on the beach, the Sugar Plum posse churns out vegan baked goods and café fare made from local, fair-trade, and organic products whenever possible. A rotating cupcake menu includes standout flavors such as lemon lavender and mocha hazelnut, and head baker Melissa’s gluten-free and vegan carrot cake, as reported by the East Sacramento News, won a silver medal in a culinary contest where it was the only vegan entry. Sugar Plum renames its Sundays Donut Day in honor of its airy glazed donuts, served from 10 a.m. until stock runs out or the donuts stage a rebellion. Less sweet lunchtime eats often star the kitchen's house-made tempeh bacon, whether on an avocado club sandwich or atop a risotto-and-nut burger with a melty slice of Daiya “cheese.” The staff helpfully accommodates allergies and raw-food diets.
Lucky Cafe’s comestible creators sling flapjacks, fry eggs, and mix up a menu of other breakfast and lunchtime eats. Breakfast plates raise eyelid shades with options such as the fresh homemade Mexican chorizo and scrambled eggs ($10.95), which sidle up on the plate next to sides of hash browns and toast. Patrons recently untucked in from beds will appreciate the culinary use of egg blankets in the crabmeat, scallops, and shrimp omelet ($11.95), which nestles the maritime trifecta beneath a topping of creamy white sauce, and stacks of three buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup ($4.95) hark back to a simpler time when breakfast plates were judged by their floor counts. Other morning mainstays―such as biscuits and gravy ($4.75), cereal ($1.95), and fresh-ground coffee ($1.95)―abound on the menu, from which diners are free to order in the comfy confines of their tables or while spinning in their stools at the counter.
The chefs at Cornerstone Cafe & Bar crack more than 2,500 fresh eggs every week to prepare made-to-order omelets, benedicts, and pancakes. Breakfast selections are served alongside home fries and flaky biscuits, as well as steaming cups of Peerless Coffee made from beans roasted in Oakland. At dinnertime, plates of juicy rib-eye steaks and crispy fish ‘n’ chips fill tables inside the dining room and on the outdoor patio. And with 16 brews on tap, guests should not fear parched throats no matter where they are seated.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Capitol Dawg will do the trick. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Capitol Dawg's menu does not offer low-fat options. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Capitol Dawg offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Parents appreciate Capitol Dawg's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Capitol Dawg is a great summer destination. Get your whole crew together at Capitol Dawg, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
Put the suit away when heading to Capitol Dawg — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Capitol Dawg for catering. If time is of the essence, Capitol Dawg's take-out option may be a better fit.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Capitol Dawg's 20th St address.
You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at Capitol Dawg, with meals usually costing less than $15. Head on over to Capitol Dawg first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Capitol Dawg is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.