(Last UPDATED 9/22/2018) Description and review of lunch at the Selland’s Market-Cafe located on Broadway in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento.
Selland’s at the end of April opened its newest Selland’s Market-Cafe on Broadway between 9th and 10th Streets across from the Old City Cemetery in the Land Park neighborhood in Sacramento. In addition to the original location in East Sacramento on H Street, Selland’s also has a market-cafe in El Dorado Hills. Other Selland family owned restaurants are The Kitchen, Ella’s Dining Room & Bar and OBO’ Italian Table & Bar.
The Selland Family had originally thought to move The Kitchen to the Broadway location, but later decided to open a Selland’s Market-Cafe instead. It was a good decision in my opinion, and fills a real need at that end of Broadway.
A friend and I recently met at the newest Selland’s Market-Cafe for lunch on a Friday afternoon. The parking lot when I arrived around 12:15 p.m. was nearly full, but I managed to find a spot towards the back. There is also on-street metered parking if the lot is full. If you go to Selland’s on Broadway, and are not familiar with the area, it is important to keep in mind that both 9th Street and 10th Streets are one-way streets (in opposite directions).
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When I arrived, Selland’s was really hopping and there was a long line of people waiting to order. The Broadway market-cafe is spacious, however, and there is also a good-sized outside patio. The patio is planted with olive trees and there are lots of tables with umbrellas. The interior is light and airy, with different sized tables to accommodate small and large groups.
Once my friend arrived we lined up to order and pay for our lunch. Selland’s had a staff member taking the orders of those in line so despite the crowd we soon found ourselves paying for lunch. The person who took our order also gave us an estimate as to how long we could expect to wait – but we were not in a big rush so it was no big deal. We each ordered a glass of Sangria ($5), and took our drinks and order number outside to the patio. Not only was it was a beautiful day, but we also felt it would be easier to converse outside.
Selland’s menu is extensive – wood-fired pizza, numerous hot entrees and hot sides, warm and cold sandwiches, salads (mixed green, signature and composed), soups and chili as well as assorted desserts (signature sweets, cookies, cupcakes, cakes and tortes). I noticed that many of the items on the menu had vegetarian and/or gluten-free options.
I ordered the Cubano sandwich (pork loin, ham, jack cheese, pickle, and mayo on a pressed soft roll) ($10). My friend decided to sample the Mushroom Chicken Breast (with a sauce made with sherry and cream) ($8.75) and he also ordered a small side of macaroni and cheese ($3.75) and a small side of roasted vegetables ($3.75).
While waiting for our food to arrive we sipped our Sangria and chatted. We both agreed that the Sangria was very tasty. A pitcher of Sangria is $15, but that would have been overkill for lunch.
We forgot to pick up our utensils (also help yourself to water if you want), but our server gladly returned to our table after delivering our meal with a fork and knife for my friend.
I enjoyed my Cubano sandwich (which looked a bit lonely on my plate without a garnish) – but the Cafe Bernardo Cubano remains my favorite. My friend said that the macaroni and cheese was creamy and very good, and that the roasted vegetables were done just right. The mushroom chicken breast was very moist and the sauce was tasty, but he would have preferred to have had the skin removed from the chicken before cooking.
Like the other market-cafe locations, Selland’s on Broadway has monthly pizza, salad and sandwich specials, and dinner specials ($25 dinner for two with a select bottle of wine). Dinner specials are offered for dine in or take out. Check out the Specials Calendar tab on the Selland’s Market-Cafe website to see what the dinner special is for that week. The dinner for two sounds like a good deal to me. I have added the Selland’s dinner special to my “must try” list.
Selland’s on Broadway also plans to open in the near future on Sundays and offer Sunday Brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dishes offered will include breakfast benedicts, breakfast pizzas, breakfast biscuit sandwiches and tartines (open-faced sandwiches). Beverages will include fruit drinks, mimosas, Bloody Marys, sangria, and orange juice.
Enjoying Sunday Brunch on the outside patio at Selland’s on Broadway sounds appealing to me and it is now on my list of things to do this summer.
See related post: Sacramento Must Try Restaurants
(UPDATED 10/20/17) Selland’s Market-Cafe was voted #1 in Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Best of Sacramento survey for Quick-Service Restaurant.
Selland’s Market-Cafe Broadway Snapshot:
- 915 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818
- (916) 732-3390
- Hours: Monday – Saturday (11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.); Sunday (9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
- Parking Lot
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