Bounty Hunters Cafe is located on Vernon Street, in downtown Roseville, CA, along historic U.S. 40, that used to pass through town before nearby Interstate 80 was completed, back in 1960. Bounty Hunters Cafe has been in town for about a year - as of this writing - serving savory espresso, premium coffee, burger, barbecued ribs, and more...
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Photo: Bounty Hunters Cafe is located on Vernon Street, in downtown Roseville, CA. Before nearby Interstate 80 was constructed, Vernon Street served as U.S. Highway 40, which was a northern alternative to Route 66. There are two small tables on the sidewalk, in front of the restaurant, and since Bounty Hunters doesn't serve beer or wine, you can dine without a fence around you.
It's a little past 10 in the morning on Monday, July 29, 2019, and I've arrived at Bounty Hunters Cafe for a very early lunch. The temperature is a balmy 80 degrees, so it's a perfect morning to enjoy lunch outside.
Photo: As you walk in the door, you'll notice the espresso counter, and the station where you place your order. The sparse furniture is mostly tall tables that comfortably seat four.
This is a sit-down restaurant, as you make your selection from the menu - either overhead on a video monitor, or an "old school" printed menu - you pay for your order at the counter, and when your order is ready, it will be cheerfully brought to you. Since today's weather was so lovely, I elected to dine outside.
Photo: If you're in the mood for espresso drinks, coffee, smoothies and more, you've come to the right restaurant.
Photo: The menu is small, basic, but it covers most bases, including main dishes, espresso drinks, a few breakfast choices, salads, lots of sides, and soup. Tri-tip is served only on Tuesday, and grilled ribs are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is something for every taste on the menu.
Photo: I homed-in on the "Most Wanted Main Dishes" section of the menu, and ended up going with a "Bounty Burger," as I rarely can miss the call of a burger. Just to be different, I went with a side of "Tots" rather than "Freedom Fries."
Photo: Meet Ron, the owner of the restaurant, as he chats with Chris, who works behind the counter. Ron is a very friendly guy - I enjoyed quite a chat with him - and is a downtown Roseville businessman, entrepreneur, and... yes ... a bounty hunter. He's quite a guy!
Bounty Hunters Cafe is a family owned and operated business, as all of the employees, including the owner, are related by marriage or family.
Photo: Meet the talented and friendly chef, Verley, along with the super-friendly server, Chris. Verley and Chris took great care of me, and treated me like family.
Photo: Meet Chris, my amazing friendly server, who works behind the counter, making all of your coffee and espresso favorites, and delivers your meal with a friendly smile. My lunch arrived in a box, with a very large container of tots on top of it.
Photo; Thanks, Chris, for snapping my photo, as I prepare to enjoy a delicious early lunch at Bounty Hunters Cafe, located in downtown Roseville.
Photo: Since today was my first visit to Bounty Hunters Cafe, I ordered from the "Most Wanted Main Dishes" side of the menu, and rewarded myself with the "Bounty Burger," along with an order of "Tots," which is always a good place to begin. This choice proved to be outstanding!
The menu describes the "Bounty Burger," as, "This burger is the perfect lunch time reward after working all morning. Come in and claim the Bounty Burger. It comes with ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickles, lettuce tomato and American cheese." This burger is DELICIOUS...
I arrived at the restaurant just after 10 in the morning, which was still breakfast time, and requested a burger. Chef Verley said he didn't have the grill fired up, and if I didn't mind waiting a bit, he would be happy to make me a burger. Thanks for the CAN-DO attitude and friendly service! Despite the fact that he said it would take some time, my delicious burger arrived in about 20 minutes after placing my order.
Just in back of the counter, there is a door that leads outside to a small, private patio, where Chef Verley has a grill, where he grills burger patties, tri-tip and ribs. Yes! My burger patty was cooked over an outdoor grill, and you could TASTE the difference! The patty is large, most likely a third-pound of fresh, ground beef. I didn't request how to have my patty cooked, but the patty arrived cooked perfectly medium, just the way I like it. Note that I suspect that if you wanted your patty cooked differently, all you'd have to do is to ask. The burger patty was tender, juicy, and just ooooooozed with flavor and juice when you bit into it.
The perfect beef patty was set on a large, chewy bun, that was super fresh. The tomato, onion, pickles and lettuce were all super fresh, and really complimented the meat and bun. The mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and a melted slice of American cheese really rounded out the package, and made for a mouth-watering, delicious cheeseburger. Not only is this burger delicious, but it's BIG, and one of these "Bounty Burgers" will keep you going for the rest of the day.
The "Tots" were perfectly deep fried, and golden crunchy on the outside, yet soft and tender on the inside. Unlike other tots, these were not excessively salty - you need to have some salt on your tots - and not at all greasy or oily. To cap off the perfect experience, a little condiment container of ketchup for dipping was included. You get a lot of "Tots," in your order, too. Talk about perfect "Tots" for a prefect side dish!
The "Bounty Burger" and the side of "Tots," made for a perfect, early lunch at Bounty Hunters Cafe.
I'm happy that Bounty Hunters Cafe is in town, as the staff is incredibly friendly, the food is delicious, the quality and quantity is amazing, and the prices are super inexpensive. Bounty Hunters Cafe has all of the fine restaurant bases covered, and they deserve to be on your "Most Wanted" list.
Bounty Hunters Cafe
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