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Magpie Cafe

1409 R St., Ste. 102 (14th St.) Send to Phone
916-452-7594 | Menu
Seasonal, local ingredients shine at this casual eatery.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Magpie Cafe Restaurant Review

: This former warehouse has been transformed into a warm, inviting bistro. The brick walls are lined with brightly colored local artwork, the cracked concrete floor is topped with cheery natural wood tables, and the expansive front-facing windows are great for people-watching. The daily-changing menu focuses on local, organic produce, farmstead cheese, humanely raised meats and sustainable seafood, and features salads, sandwiches and several entrées. Starters include such delights as crispy pork belly with Black Mission figs and Niman Ranch beef tartare. Mains may range from duck risotto with roasted corn and white truffle oil to a pork chop with cherry and apricot mostarda, and fettuccine and clams with tarragon. Don't pass on desserts, such as the honey, lavender and vanilla crème brûlée or chocolate and avocado mousse with cinnamon.

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