Breakfast in Chico

Café Coda

Café Coda is Chico’s best breakfast, serving expertly made Southwestern-influenced scrambles, sweet selections (like lemon poppyseed pancakes with mint butter) and thrifty Champagne brunch (all you can drink for onl…
Burgers in Chico


Simply put, the Nobby Burger, topped with a crispy fried blanket of cheese and crispier, thick bacon, is a heart attack. Worth it? Probably. This place is so tiny, you’ll likely have to stand. Cash only.
Pub Food in Chico

Sierra Nevada Taproom & Restaurant

What's on tap is the main draw at the on-site restaurant of the Sierra Nevada Brewery. This genuine Chico destination is great for downing brews but lacks ambience – the huge, loud dining room is basically a factory…
American in Chico

5th Street Steakhouse

This is the joint where college kids take their visiting parents. It features crisp white tablecloths, steaks tender enough to cut with a reproachful look, and occasional live jazz loud enough to drown out any disap…
American in Chico

Red Tavern

Slightly swanky, the Red Tavern is one of Chico’s favorite fine-dining experiences, with a sophisticated menu that uses local, seasonal and organic ingredients, naturally.
Pizza in Chico

Celestino’s Live from New York Pizza

One of the best imitations of ‘real’ New York pizza in Northern California, they serve thin-crust pies and playfully themed variations like the meaty Godfather. The slice-n-a-soda lunch special for $4 is a good deal…
Cafe in Chico

Sin of Cortez

The service won’t win awards for speed, but this local favorite draws both vegetarian and omnivorous mobs with its burly breakfast plates. Order anything with the soy chorizo.
Ice Cream in Chico

Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy

Five generations of Shuberts have produced delicious homemade ice cream and chocolates for more than 75 years at this beloved Chico landmark.
Mexican in Chico

El Paisa Taco Truck

Debate about which of Chico’s taco trucks is best can quickly lead to fisticuffs, but the smoky carnitas (braised pork) tacos are most certainly a broke college kid’s dream.
Market in Chico

Chico Certified Farmers' Market

Chico's main farmers market.