Located in the west Placer County town of Auburn, Sweetpea's has been dishing out amazing breakfasts and lunches since 1985, and has become somewhat of a legend in the area, for those who appreciate fine cuisine. Sweetpea's is a favorite of Auburn locals, and travelers on nearby Interstate 80, as the restaurant is know for great food, served by friendly staff. If you're an "early bird," you're in lurck, as Sweetpea's opens their friendly door every morning at six, seven days a week...
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Photo: It's a little after 06:30 in the morning, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, and I've arrived at Sweetpea's, located in Auburn, CA, for breakfast. The restaurant is located just off of I-80, and caters to locals, and interstate travelers who are interested in enjoying a superior breakfast. The tall sign makes the restaurant very visible from the nearby freeway.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you seat yourself from the many tables in the large dining room. Just beyond the counter, you'll notice the kitchen, and all of the "country" decorations in the restaurant.
Photo: The dining room is large, very open, and furnished with tables. Oddly, for a restaurant that specializes in breakfast, there is no counter. Whatever the case, the dining room is spacious and very comfortable. On this early Tuesday morning, the dining room was lightly seated.
Photo: Sweetpea's is open for breakfast and lunch, and they're serious about breakfast, as breakfast is served anytime the restaurant is open. This is the first page of the HUGE breakfast menu - all three pages - which feature everything a breakfast connoisseur could ever hope to enjoy.
Photo: Sweetpea's is DEAD SERIOUS about breakfast, as there is a whole page of the breakfast menu dedicated to omelettes. I'm am really interested in attempting a "Six Egg Omelette" during my next visit.
Photo: After I placed my order for a breakfast of "Biscuits and Gravy," I had a chance to look around the restaurant, and admire the "country" decor.
Photo: Coffee is a main feature at Sweetpea's, and the wall next to the kitchen is decorated in coffee cups, which seems appropriate. The restaurant is attractively decorated in simple, "homey" decor, in keeping with the rural nature of the restaurant, and the small town of Auburn.
Photo: Back on Friday morning, September 02, 2011, the now disbanded Sacramento Breakfast Club paid a visit to Sweetpea's, and were treated to Rolando, pouring coffee, in a very grand and distinctive way. I'm looking forward to paying a visit when Rolando is working, to check out his coffee skills again.
Photo: Meet Casey, my amazing friendly hostess, who serves my breakfast of "Biscuits and Gravy" with a welcoming smile. The only thing better than the amazing breakfast I enjoyed was the spectacular service and conversation I enjoyed from Casey. Note the carafe of coffee... my mug never was more than half empty, as Casey kept my mug full of Sweetpea's delicious coffee.
Casey carries a bottle of ketchup under her arm with great skill!
Photo: Casey snapped my photo, on my request, as I prepare to enjoy my delicious breakfast of "Biscuits and Gravy." Note the full array of condiments on the table, including a large bottle of ketchup, bottles of Tabasco and Tapatio sauces, with a distinctive bottle of Cholula sauce to complete the hot sauce choices. Cholula is my favorite breakfast hot sauce, and it works wonders on eggs of any variety.
Photo: From the "More Favorites" section of the breakfast menu, I went with "Biscuits and Gravy." How could I resist such an amazing breakfast?
The breakfast starts with two large, fresh, biscuits, made from scratch, and baked in-house. The biscuits are covered with a generous portion of sausage gravy. The gravy is creamy, flavorful, and includes lots of chunks of delicious sausage. There was just a sprinkle of seasoned salt on top of the biscuits to add to the taste sensation... along with the beautiful presentation. The gravy is so "meaty" and flavorful that you don't need to order meat with your breakfast, as the gravy has lots of meat. I was simply "blown" away by Sweetpea's gravy, as it's some of the best breakfast gravy that I've enjoyed during my numerous dining adventures in western Placer County.
"Biscuits and Gravy" includes potatoes, and you get to choose between hash brown or country potatoes. I chose hash browns today... don't ask why, and I absolutely LOVED my potatoes, as they were crispy, golden on the outside, and tender on the inside. I ordered my eggs over easy, and they arrived as ordered, which is the mark of a breakfast chef who knows his/her way around the kitchen. I dipped a combination of potato and egg into the gravy and topped it off with a touch of Cholula hot sauce... talk about a TASTE SENSATION!
Breakfast at Sweetpea's is a dream come true for anybody who appreciates an amazing breakfast. I consider myself a breakfast connoisseur, as breakfast is my favorite meal to enjoy in a fine restaurant, and you'll love everything about breakfast at Sweetpea's. You'll love their coffee too, as it's delicious, and the efficient staff will never allow your mug to run dry... If you time things out, maybe you'll get to see Rolando pour you a mug of "joe" using his distinctive technique.
Sweetpea's has been an Auburn breakfast institution since 1985, and we can understand why, as the food is delicious, the portions are large, the staff is super friendly, the price is reasonable, and the decor is clean, comfortable, family-friendly, and almost makes you feel like you were dining at your grandma's home. Both the food and the service are simply amazing... Sweetpea's is a dream come true for all who savor a delicious breakfast... and more.
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