(UPDATED 10/24/19) Description and review of a weekday breakfast at Ink Eats & Drinks – located in Midtown Sacramento on N Street.
Two friends and I recently met at Ink Eats & Drinks for a mid-week breakfast. Ink Eats & Drinks, which is known for its late night food and its colorful décor (“ink” refers to its tattoo-like artwork), recently changed their hours to add a weekday breakfast. An added incentive to give breakfast a try – we each had a 50% off weekday breakfast coupon.
Ink Eats & Drinks is part of the Paragary Restaurant Group which includes: Paragary’s, Centro, Café Bernardo, R15, Berkley Bar and Wiki Bar.
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When I walked into the restaurant a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. I could not help but notice that there were no other customers. The lack of patrons gave me pause – was there a reason? I have had lunch at Ink Eats & Drinks several times so I did not think it likely that it had anything to do with the food.
After I was seated I ordered coffee and was brought a ½ cup to tide me over while a fresh pot was being brewed.
My friends arrived shortly thereafter, and also ordered coffee – which was promptly served and my cup was refilled. The coffee was just “ok” so I was glad for the 50% off coupon ($1.50 v. $3.00). I tend to like a strong, rich brew.
As we looked over the menu we all agreed that there were any number of dishes that sounded appealing. When our server checked back with us to take our order I asked him when they had started serving breakfast – and he shared that they started serving breakfast in April.
Between the three of us we ordered:
- French Toast (Kings Hawaiian bread, dipped in cinnamon & egg, griddled & served with cinnamon apples, powdered sugar & maple syrup) ($9);
- Breakfast Tacos (scrambled eggs & chorizo topped with avocado, cilantro & queso fresco on corn tortilla served with breakfast potatoes) ($11); and,
- Breakfast Quesadilla (scrambled eggs, chorizo, diced sweet potato, onion, pepper jack cheese, grilled in a flour tortilla, topped with a drizzle of sriarcha crema and queso fresco) ($12.50).
Since I had suggested meeting for breakfast there I was relieved when our breakfast was served – everything looked good – and it was enjoyed by all. The breakfast potatoes were described as crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – the perfect combination. The French toast looked yummy and it obviously was – every bite disappeared. My quesadilla had a bit of a spicy kick – but not overly spicy. On the other hand, my friend would have liked the breakfast tacos to be a bit spicier.
All in all, we enjoyed breakfast at Ink Eats & Drinks, although the restaurant was pretty much empty the whole time we were there. The staff were pleasant, the food was good, and our server kept our coffee cups refilled – so what more can you ask for (other than a better cup of coffee)?
(10/24/19) Mention of Esquire Grill deleted as the restaurant has closed.
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Ink Eats & Drinks Snapshot:
- 2730 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
- (916) 456-2800
- New Hours – Monday and Tuesday (7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.); Wednesday and Thursday (7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.); Friday (7:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.); Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.); and, Sunday (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.)
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