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Dining News: Rough Review for Cafe Rolle


Cafe Rolle in East Sac beloved by Yelp'ers. In fact, it's the second highest rated restaurant in Sacramento, behind The Kitchen. So what did Sac Bee restaurant reviewer Blair Anthony Robertson, who just returned from a Twitter hiatus, think?

Here are some of the highlights:

  • "But clearly there’s a gulf between perception and reality with Cafe Rolle, where the chef’s skill set comes across as limited and the food inconsistent and haphazardly presented."
  • "But this was far from a Francophile’s dream. If eating here was like a journey to Paris, it was more like the food we’d encounter on the plane ride there rather than what we’d find on a cobbled alleyway in the 6th Arrondissement."
  • "Cafe Rolle is not a great restaurant or even a very good one. With ever-reliable, far superior and comparably priced Selland’s Market-Cafe directly across H Street, it’s not even the best eatery on the block."
  • "It’s clear that lunch is Cafe Rolle’s sweet spot."

Read the entire review in the Sac Bee.

I've actually never eaten at Cafe Rolle. I've tried to eat there several times, but have been discouraged by the wait. Each time, I end up at Selland's instead. After reading this review, maybe that turned out for the best.

Cafe Rolle is located at 5357 H St, Sacramento, and can be found online at

* Picture above is a screen shot of Cafe Rolle's Web site.

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