Like the scent of fresh laundry or a forehead tattoo of an address written backwards, comfort food reminds people of home. Revisit the good ol' days with today's Groupon to Rivers Edge Café & Espresso. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of homestyle breakfast and lunch fare before 5 p.m.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of homestyle fare after 5 p.m.
The chefs at Rivers Edge Café & Espresso pack lengthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus with more than 150 dishes of handcrafted comfort fare. Commence your recovery from a night of excess or a 24-hour C-SPAN bender with the Hangover, which unites homemade biscuits and gravy with a full order of hash browns stuffed with cheddar, sour cream, and mounds of center-cut bacon ($9.25). A selection of 15 traditional or egg-white omelets halts morning hankerings with farm-fresh eggs and a cornucopia of fillings ($9.99–$11.99), and the griddler combo satisfies the food pyramid's baked-goods requirement with pancakes, french toast, a traditional waffle, or belgian waffle ($9.99). A protein-packed blue-cheese burger ($10.25) staves off energy crashes later in the day, enhancing awareness in meetings and performance during inner-office spelling bees. Plunge forks into a homestyle dinner, such as a four-piece plate of country-fried chicken ($12.99) or homemade meatloaf ($13.99), each accompanied by a medley of vegetables and seasoned mashed potatoes.
Memorabilia from California athletes and inviting decorations accent the cozy dining room illuminated with bright lighting and a wall of windows. Umbrellas shade guests on the outdoor patio as they season meals with rays of sunlight and sip a draft beer—like the Downtown Brown and Tangerine Wheat—or a wine from nearby vineyards.
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.
Suite C & D
Sacramento, California 95826