The appetite-controlling hypothalamus uses the sting of hunger to rule the rest of the body like a ruthless dictator, forcing red blood cells to chisel vestigial organs into monuments in its likeness. Free your stomach from oppression with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of American diner fare and drinks at River's Edge Cafe in La Riviera.
River's Edge Cafe mesmerizes mouths with abundant breakfast, lunch, and dinner options made from scratch every day. Greet the day with a chorizo omelette, with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese ($10.75), or savor a plate of big stuffed hash browns—stuffed with bacon, sausage, onions, sour cream, and jack and cheddar cheese ($7.99)—after a long night of watching the moon to make sure it doesn’t burn out.
Lunch and dinner devourers can wrap their mitts around the California club, a triple-decker sandwich loaded with turkey, bacon, and veggies and served with a side ($10.99). A collection of bun-centric bites includes the guacamole pastrami burger, sporting an Angus beef patty topped with pastrami, guacamole, and jack cheese ($10.25), and the homestyle dinners include the captain's seafood platter and mash, featuring four butterfly shrimp, two crab cakes, and fried calamari ($14.99).
Coffee, espresso, beer, and wine are kept in ample supply to ensure whistles stay appropriately whet. Free WiFi and three flat-screen TVs keep guests from getting bored and turning their napkins into hats, and neighborhood game nights provide a peaceful way for patrons to establish their superiority over their friends and loved ones.
Rivers Edge Cafe
Rivers Edge Cafe aims to put a spin on the traditional, Americana-steeped diner by creating a casual neighborhood eatery that serves slightly more imaginative versions of otherwise familiar comfort foods. Tempting diners with the opportunity to enjoy three meals a day, the chefs begin each morning by cooking a number of breakfast staples. Buttermilk pancakes and country fried steak are classics, but they also cook omelets using three farm-fresh eggs and everything from artichoke hearts and kalamata olives to smoked salmon and capers. They even update the traditional side of hash browns by creating a version stuffed with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. As the sun begins to set, the cafe serves its selection of hearty, home-style dinner entrees, including housemade meatloaf flavored with garlic, onions, and green bell peppers, and penne pasta tossed with crisp vegetables, shrimp, and a balsamic glaze.
Much like its menu, Rivers Edge Cafe's dining room exudes a decidedly casual vibe that is more reminiscent of a bistro than a diner. Gleaming wooden tables and low-backed booths fill the dark floors, which still manage to catch the light streaming through the walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. Tulip-shaped pendant lamps hang above a few of the tables, but, as night falls, the ceiling fans' lights help keep the space illuminated as they lazily spin above patrons' heads and keep guests cool as they sip on one of the available craft beers or wines imported from the future.
8740 La Riviera Dr.
Suites C & D
Sacramento, California 95826Get Directions