Food Stuff

Illustration By Marianne Mancina

Cafe Bernardo

2726 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 443-1180

Now that summer is over and school is back in session, it’s time to think about afternoon snacks. Remember when Mom would have a plate of cookies and a glass of ice-cold milk waiting when you came home from a hard day with the three R’s? Well, neither do I, and I’m certainly not going back to school, but that doesn’t mean I can’t rectify the situation with the most overindulgent sweet treat in town: the black-bottom cupcake at Cafe Bernardo. It tastes like a Hostess cupcake that grew up and went to a good college. Rich and satisfying, with a chocolate-studded cream-cheese filling and a thick, shiny chocolate glaze on top, it’s the perfect partner for that tall, cold glass of milk while you do your homework—or, if you’re past the age of pigtails, an iced coffee to get you through the rest of the afternoon. 2726 Capitol Avenue, (916) 443-1180.