If you aren't a Roseville local, you'd never know this restaurant exists, as it's camouflaged deep inside a typical Chevron gas station, and the only signage that indicates a restaurant is located inside reads "Food Mart." Not much of a clue... Don't let the lack of signage fool you, as if you're in the mood for one of the best breakfast burritos in Placer County, look no further than Short Stuff Caf.
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Photo: If you were only pumping gas, you'd never know a wonderful restaurant is located inside the building, as the only clue given is the phrase "Food Mart." Yes, the market sells all of the convenience items, beer and junk food that you'd expect, but tucked in the back of the restaurant is Short Stack Cafe, which serves some of the best breakfast burritos that Roseville has to offer.
It's 0730 on Saturday morning, May 19, 2018, and I'm in the mood to enjoy and amazing breakfast burrito at Short Stuff Cafe, in Roseville.
Photo: Short Stuff Cafe is tucked away in the back of the "food mart," and you have to walk past the cashier to find the restaurant. The breakfast menu is posted to the left of the window, and under the menu lies the best selection of Pepper Plant products that you'll find in western Placer Country! Pepper Plant is known as the "original California hot sauce," but it's really quite mild, delicious, and like the fantastic cleaning product Windex, it's good on everything. I am definitely happy to discover that Short Stuff Cafe carries a full variety of Pepper Plant products.
The kitchen, which features one range, and a small prep table is in the center of the photo, and a display of breakfast burritos are to the right. Note the extensive array of condiments to enhance your breakfast experience in the center of the photo.
It's Saturday, so only breakfast is served - lunch is served only on week days - and the breakfast offerings are burritos... many of them. Most of them are pre-made, so all you have to do is tell one of the two staff members your choice of burrito, and you'll be enjoying your breakfast burrito in a minute or two. All you have to do it to take it to the cashier and pay for it.
The format is very simple as you choose your selection from the menu, the kitchen staff member gives your burrito to you, and you pay for it at the cashier's station. Most orders are "to go," but there is a small dining room with two tables.
Photo: If you love breakfast burritos, you've come to the right place, as Short Stack Cafe offers a wide array of breakfast burritos, plus a bagel or muffin sandwich or two for variation. The lunch menu is on the other side, but since lunch is not served on Saturdays, I didn't bother to take a photo of the menu.
Photo: Located inside the "food mart," the dining room consists of just two small tables and a few chairs. The location isn't the greatest, as even at 0730 on a Saturday morning, as I was trying to enjoy my breakfast there was a steady stream of patrons heading to the restroom. There are a couple of tables located outside, but on this Saturday morning, they were out of service due to maintenance issues.
To be fair, most patrons take their food "to go" so the small dining room is simply a welcome convenience for customers like me, who prefer to enjoy their meal in-house.
Photo: I ordered a "Dan's Wrap," which was the first breakfast burrito offered on the menu, as I thought that would be a great place to start. Does the price of $5.99 seem a bit steep? No way! ... this monster breakfast burrito kept me going all day, and I only ate a light dinner, as I was still "full of burrito" even at 5 in the afternoon...
Photo: Friendly staff member is a bit nonplussed as I ask her politely to take her photo, and just do it. Note the amazing variety of condiments that you can apply to your burrito, or on weekdays, your sandwich or your burger.
Photo: I could not be happier on this early Saturday morning, as I pose with my "Dan's Wrap" breakfast burrito, as a friendly customer snaps my photo. Hello breakfast burrito!
Photo: Despite me being an almost 20-year resident of Roseville, today was my first visit to Short Stuff Cafe, so I decided to begin my journey at the top of the menu... "Dan's..."
What is "Dan's" anyway? Check out a HUGE breakfast burrito. The menu describes it as "Scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, green onion, pepper jack and Cheddar cheeses, in a grilled flour tortilla." Good description of a delicious breakfast burrito.
Check out the sausage... links... for cryin' out loud! Amazing! Truly a delicious burrito which kept me happy until dinner, and after-the-fact, dinner was very light. Truly a hearty, delicious way to begin your day.
Outside of Roseville, few people have ever heard of Short Stuff Cafe, but Roseville knows this small restaurant is the "go-to" place for some of the best breakfast burritos offered in western Placer County.
Short Stuff Cafe
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