Friends are coming through town on Sunday and would like to meet me sometime around noon for lunch or brunch. They are driving from Truckee to SF and don't know Sacramento, so I'd like to find some place that isn't far off highway 80, the 29-30, the W-X, or I-5 (Old Sac, maybe?) Even West Sac will do. Since they cannot predict exactly when they will arrive, I can't make reservations. I'm looking for a place for brunch or lunch that is easy to find and easy to get in without a reservation.
I have some ideas, but I'd love to hear what other folks would do if you had my dilemma.