BarnBurner Cafe is recent player on the Rocklin/Roseville dining scene, having opened just last year. We've been wanting to pay a visit to this fine restaurant ever since a local television station a segment on them, but things hadn't worked out - Monday seems to be one of the few free days my wife and I have together - and BarnBurner Cafe is closed on Mondays. It all worked out well, on Friday, November 3, 2017, we were finally able to pay a visit to this wonderful restaurant.
As with all restaurant reviews I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: BarnBurner Cafe is located in a high-end strip mall, in the beautiful Placer County City of Rocklin. If the weather works out, the restaurant offers lovely patio dining, and you're encouraged to bring your dog along, as the restaurant is very dog-friendly. The menu even offers a "doggie" section, which is very rare for Roseville or Rocklin restaurants. On this late Friday morning, November 02, 2017, we enjoyed our breakfast inside, as the temperature was a little chilly to sit outdoors.
Photo: As you walk in, you'll be greeted with a friendly "Please Wait to be Seated "sign, but as enter, you'll be greeted within seconds from a friendly staff member, and you'll be seated at a seat of your choice. Note the awesome counter, which is fitting, as BarnBurner Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch.
Photo: One page of the breakfast menu - there are two other pages - which grabbed my attention, especially the "Traditional" breakfast. Since it was 10:30 on this late Friday morning... do I order breakfast, or do I order lunch? Such a pleasant delima! No worries, as any time the restaurant is open, you can order from the breakfast or the lunch menu.
Photo: The "Sandwiches" section of the lunch menu grabbed my attention, and my choice easily narrowed to the "Cheese Burger" which is my de facto standard, and one of my favorite meals to enjoy. I must admit the "BB'z Burger" grabbed my attention, but in the end, I wanted a simpler brunch.
At BarnBurner Cafe, any item on the menu is available any time the restaurant is open. This worked out well for us, as at 10:30 on this late Friday morning, was it breakfast, or was it lunch? "Brunch" for us, as I ordered lunch, and Sharlene ordered breakfast. It worked out perfectly.
Photo: The dining room is quite large, comfortable, spacious, and squeaky clean. The decor is interesting, as it's a mixture between country, and "hip hop," and is warm and inviting.
Photo: The kitchen is open, if you peek around a corner, where you can watch the hard-working staff in action.
Photo: Our friendly hostess, Karina, delivers my cheeseburger to our table with a smile, as my wife, Sharlene, looks on.
Photo: Thanks, Karina, for taking my photo, as I pose with my "Cheeseburger," along with potato tots. My wife is camera-shy, so she chose not to have her photo taken. Note the comfortable table setting, including condiments, and a small vase of fresh flowers, to add to the atmosphere.
Photo: Sharlene decided to enjoy breakfast, and her menu choice was "Not Your Average Band Wagon Benedict." It includes potato tots stacked with bacon and poached eggs, and drizzled with creamy hollandaise sauce. Sharlene loved her breakfast, but couldn't eat all of the tots, so we brought the remainder home in a box, and I enjoyed it for dinner. At BarnBurner Cafe, you get full, as the portions are very generous.
Photo: You can order anything on the menu, any time the restaurant is open. I debated... debated... and debated again between breakfast or lunch. Lunch won out, as I rarely resist a cheeseburger, any time, any place.
I ordered the "Cheese Burger" from the lunch menu, which came with all of the garnishes you expect, including lettuce, onion, tomato and pickle slices. I had my choice of several varities of cheese, but I chose cheddar, as it's my de facto cheese standard, being the easy-to-please diner that I am. The burger came with potato tots - other sides were available - and an edible flower for decoration and/or dining enjoyment. I ordered my meat cooked "medium," and it came out perfectly cooked. This restaurant knows how to cook a great cheeseburger!
Great burger! Great fries! Great meal... Oh yes, I ate the flower for desert.
Photo: The carnivore comes out in me, as I eat half of the delicious cheeseburger, and post the rest for the review of this wonderful restaurant.
Photo: My friendly hostess, Karina, tidies up our bill at the counter. She took great care of us, offered wonderful service, and was a all-around great person.
BarnBurner Cafe is an excellent addition to the West Placer dining scene, as the food is delicious, the staff is friendly, the service is exceptionally fast, and the atmosphere is comfortable, and could best be described as "rustic chic." When you're in beautiful Rocklin, and you're in the mood for a fantastic breakfast or lunch, think of BarnBurner Cafe.
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