A diner’s oversize booths and oversize pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-size props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of café fare and drinks at Lucky Cafe.
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.
1111 21st St.
Sacramento, California 95811