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Bella BRU Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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5925 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608
+1 916-485-6567
05:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 05:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 21:00
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Carmichael, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant does nice traditional breakfast items. The food is good--the coffee drinks are very nice. What made the difference this visit was an exceptional server who came to our table several times to be sure we had everything we needed This is not what I would call a full service restaurant. You must go to the counter to order... More 

Thank SCB1954
Carmichael, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Whether gathering before or after a bike ride on the nearby American Rive Parkway bike trail this place has a comfortable inviting vibe.

Thank Donald K
Redwood City, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Did not live up to reviews today. Albeit we arrived at the end of breakfast service, we shocked to be served a cold omelette with even colder potatoes. Then, we only got one of the three beverages we ordered delivered correctly to our table. The coffee-au-lait was absolutely perfect -far superior to Starbucks - with real powdered chocolate.

Thank GiantsFan50
Carmichael, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have been enjoying Bella Bru Cafe for 17 years at the 5 points shopping area. It is a 1.3 mile walk from my home, and I've been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner -- and enjoy the cocktail lounge - the Luna Lounge. Great place. Love it.

Thank B7785KLpatriciam
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Hard to get a parking spot since its next to a 24 hour fitness. Seating is uncomfortable. Food is uninspired. It's busy because it is close to the bike trail and it is more like a club house for the bikers. Very smelly.

Thank Ming95864
Carmichael, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I've been going here for Coffee and dining for 20 years. While the staff has obviously changed, they hire friendly young people who always care about doing it right even when learning the ropes.

Thank Mark C
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

You go to Bella Bru and meet your neighbors and people resting after their bike rides on American River Bike Trail and families after baseball and soccer. It is a slightly above average place to stop a little noisy but with good energy. The salads are fresh and breakfasts tends to be good. Their pastries are just average but look... More 

Thank Gerri M
Sacramento, California
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Wife and I have driven past this place a thousand times and it looked interesting. Checked trip advisor reviews and they were older and a mix bag from terrific to terrible but thought they deserved a shot. Food was good, not terrific and not horrible. Specials sounded interesting and leaned towards the healthy veggie, seafood, organic themes. Regular menu was... More 

Thank Slough B
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

What would one expect in such a convenient location for bikers, walkers, ladies who lunch? This cafe has a varied and healthy menu, indoor and outdoor seating, and a relaxed but elegant atmosphere. All dishes I have tried have been excellent if not a great value for the price. I do not mind paying for the other amenities of casual... More 

Thank H William R
Placerville, California
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Breakfast is great...but it's the hot cocoa that brings me back. The food is great and the surroundings are relaxing. It's very popular with the biking crowd, as the bike trail is near by.

Thank delyn35

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 00:00
05:30 - 00:00
05:30 - 00:00
05:30 - 00:00
05:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5925 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmichael
  • Phone Number: +1 916-485-6567

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?