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Sin of Cortez

2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
+1 530-879-9200
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I decided I wanted a "good" breakfast. So I stopped at Sin of Cortez. Breakfast and lunch place. I wasn't advised of any lower carb options. So the Breakfast Sandwich is carbs plus more carbs. Comes w potatoes. Service was good all coffee is espresso....More

Thank holycowedone
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Perfect eggs and potatoes, delicious coffee and phenomenal pancakes in a casual hip atmosphere. The rosemary bread melts in your mouth— unbelievably good and I don’t usually even eat bread.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Took my family there to celebrate yesterday. But the taste of the food has changed. In the past the potatoes had a crispy texture to it and vegetable had a grilled taste to it. Yesterday the above qualities were missing. Disappointed.

Thank jlee1931
Reviewed 29 October 2017

It may be the best cup of coffee in Chico--the place to go early on a weekday before the crowd rush and yammer for the massive breakfast plates with old staples, smothered mexican dishes, and wonderful side orders. They don't even allow this place to...More

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat breakfast! Sometimes I think we visit Chico JUST to eat at Sin Of Cortez. The food is terrific and the rosemary bread toast - OMG! Can't be beat! I love all the scrambles, especially the artichoke scramble. Highly...More

Thank Teri F
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Won't return, the food was average, way to loud couldn't even have a discussion. Both of us were sick immediately upset stomachs, etc. Don't waste your time or money, prefer other places.

Thank T B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

My girls love this restaurant for breakfast. There comment is (everything on the breakfast menu is great).

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Their food is amazing not only does it taste great it's healthy. Every employee is so sweet and helpful. We love going there for breakfast or brunch.

Thank 28tianam
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A friend recently took me for brunch, and it was just lovely. They have gluten free options, or traditional ones like pancakes with real maple syrup. Just a nice place to have breakfast with a friend. The tables are not private, so conversation is not...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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Thank NigelHelmsley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2290 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-879-9200
Sin of Cortez has become a true Chico hotspot over the past 15 years. By blending the creative and operational forces behind the cafe with a “never settle for second best” philosophy, Sin of Cortez has done just that. The breakfast and lunch menus were originally created by chef Isabel Cruz. Everything served at Sin of Cortez is made in-house. The salsa is fresh. The bread is baked fresh. The beans are cooked fresh. Pancake options, scrambled egg breakfasts, sausage from our local university farm. House Coffee rated ‘Grand Cru’, the top 2% of all the world’s coffee, using Single Origin beans to ensure consistent flavor and texture. Decaf is brewed cup to cup, not by the pot. Vietnamese coffee and Mexican hot chocolate, too! Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and Paleo Options.
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