Monday, November 19, 2012

Yellowbill Cafe & Bakery

I stopped in at Yellowbill Cafe & Bakery recently to see how it differed from Magpie Cafe, which has the same owners. As it turns out, Yellowbill serves as the bakery for Magpie Cafe, and they make a delicious vegan Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie. It's basically two peanut butter cookies held together with a creamy peanut butter filling. I highly recommend it!

Yellowbill also has refrigerated cases where you can find containers of Magpie's salads, a few of which are vegan. My favorites are the Black Rice Salad and the Golden Beet Salad. But I haven't tried the Purple Potato Salad or the Bean Salad yet, so those could turn out to be favorites too. You can also find Magpie's wonderful Chocolate Avocado Mousse in the refrigerated cases.

If you are interested in trying one of their coffee drinks while you're at Yellowbill, they can substitute almond milk for regular milk in their drinks, upon request.

One other thing I'd like to say about both Yellowbill Cafe & Bakery and Magpie Cafe: I love the names! The yellow-billed magpie is one of my favorite birds, and apparently the owners of these cafes share my feelings. Here is what they said on the Magpie Cafe website: " The Yellow-Billed Magpie is native to the Sacramento area, and is the only bird found solely on the California mainland. It is easily identifiable by its bright yellow bill and contrasting black and white coloration." I think it's a beautiful bird, especially in flight.

Yellowbill Cafe & Bakery is located at 1425 14th Street (near the corner of 14th and O), and their telephone number is 916-668-7514. Their website address is, and their Facebook page can be found at They are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. They are closed on Sunday.

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