*Reverie currently operates as a food truck and does not have a physical location.
Reverie Cafe + Bar took over The Nicollet in Minneapolis over a year ago now to introduce a plant-based menu, and since then I’ve been in countless times to enjoy their Cubano, TLT and more. They recently added breakfast service seven days a week, and have discontinued the use of cow’s milk and honey to make the switch to a full vegan restaurant. Good news all around! Oh, and I did I mention a plethora of baked goods?? I’m quite partial to the chocolate chip cookies.
The Mushroom Benedict above was ordered by my friend Jesse, and he said he especially loved the shiitake mushrooms on top. I feel like the Hollandaise could use a bit more flavor, but I would order this dish for myself regardless.
There was no question that I had to try the Sausage Biscuit Sandwich which features the All American Breakfast Sausage from The Herbivorous Butcher. This yummy sammy is reminiscent of the sausage, egg and biscuit sandwiches I used to have at McDonald’s and totally hit the spot. The tofu is soft and nicely grilled, and the sausage adds some heat. The biscuits aren’t too dense and are nice and fresh.
Eggs are not something I’ve missed since going vegan, but I was intrigued by the Scrambled Polenta. Since it’s cornmeal, it doesn’t have that eggy taste, but I think those who like the texture of scrambled eggs would like this. The flavor is pretty mild so I added a splash of Sriracha on top to heat it up.
Though not incredibly photogenic, I feel like Biscuits and Gravy is a must-try when it comes to vegan food. Reverie’s gravy is mushroom-based and also includes chunks of mushroom. Normally, I’m not huge on mushrooms but this packs in a lot of hearty flavor, and I added The Herbivorous Butcher’s All American Breakfast Sausage for an extra kick. The biscuit to gravy ratio was spot on; just as I finished up the last bites of the biscuits, I was able to soak up the last bites of gravy.
The Polenta Rancheros (seared polenta cakes with spiced pinto beans, lime leaf sour cream, sals verde, guac & toasted pepitos) are amazing! The pinto beans are not spicy, but whatever seasoning is added is so savory, and I love the brightness from the guacamole. The pepitos add a little extra texture, and I’m officially a fan of polenta which is not something I’ve had very often.
I didn’t end up trying the Rev Plate that my friend Sophie ordered, but it looks beautiful. It’s coconut rice, scrambled polenta, gingered red beans, avocado, pickled jalapeno and a chipotle sour cream. It looks so fresh and delicious.
I also can’t wait for J. Selby’s to open soon because they’ll have vegan brunch options!
Reverie Cafe + Bar
1931 Nicollet Avenue South
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