CLOSED: Reverie Cafe and Bar

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    ( 15 reviews )
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1931 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 55403

Small menu with salads, tempeh, and jackfruit dishes. Selection of beer, wine, and cider. Daily soups and baked goods. Live music and open mic on a regular basis. Free parking in back. Formerly The Nicollet. Reported January 2017 to be 100% vegan and no longer using dairy or honey. CLOSED July 23, 2017. Looking for a new space and will re-open, please let HappyCow know when they do.

Categories: Vegan, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Mexican

15 Reviews

First Review by EverydayTastiness

nope. no thanks. - Edit

It's a cute, grungy cafe and I'm sure I would've loved it when I was a teen. The food is a weird mixture of fresh and overly processed vegan fare and I really, really did not like the po boy I purchased. The vegan cheeze spread on the bread wasn't good and the bread itself wasn't good. I didn't like the cauliflower, either. It had no seasoning, it had just been cooked and that's it. I would not go back here again.

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California in the house - Edit

I had the TLT amazing!!! Service was great and I couldn't believe how good my tempeh tasted! Going back tomorrow for breakfast

Pros: Great vegan food, Reasonable prices, Great service

Cons: No Reverie in Cali

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delicious - Edit

Came in for a a quick fix take out before working in the city. The jackfruit is what called me to this place. I had the jackfruit tacos which tasted very authentic and Cesar salad, both were well portioned and delicious. The place has that vegan restaurant smell so instantly I felt at home and wished I could stay in rather than take out. Looking forward to returning, the breakfast menu looked especially tasty!

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Cool Place - Edit

Reverie is cool. It has good service, a very nice and comfortable ambiance, hip decor. The menu is small. The food is average. Needs some seasoning and work. "Spicy" items are not spicy, certain dishes lack acid, etc. I'd go here on a date but wouldn't come for the food.

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Great vegan food - Edit

Love it here. My favorite is the TLT, and the caesar salad, my boyfriend always gets the jackfruit tacos, and loves the taco/beer happy hour special. I always get dessert. Great brownies. Hope to make it sometime for the brunch.

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff, Easy going atmosphere

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Cool place cool food - Edit

I went to eat here tonight with my boyfriend because we wanted to try out the vegan restaurants in our area. I ordered the TLT with chips and salsa, my boyfriend had the Cubano with a side of tomato basil soup. Everything we ordered was very good! I think next time I would definitely get the Cubano because it was amazing, so if you're struggling to decide I would recommend ordering that. Also, it is much more of a casual place than I had anticipated. It's very much like a coffee shop that also serves food- just for a heads up.

Pros: 100% Vegan, Cubano sandwich

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evolving promising cafe - Edit

My hubby wanted to try this place due to the craft beer selection, and I'm interested in good vegetarian options. We shared the jackfruit tacos, which were good. But not much of a dining destination... But I have heard that the menu is evolving and getting better. Hopefully that will also include more of an upgrade to the seating. It's more a coffeeshop than a restaurant/bar in my mind. I know they have live music but this wasn't happening when we were there - early evening.

Pros: happy hour drinks, vegetarian menu

Cons: not much atmosphere, more like a coffee shop

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Love having options! - Edit

it's great to go to a 'hang out' type place and not have to be concerned about anything on the menu. Limited options for GF, however there ARE options! very friendly and helpful staff. Looks like they do music, I've only been there for lunch. I haven't tried it, but they do have breakfast now.

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One of my favorite spots - Edit

I've been to Reverie several times and always have trouble deciding between the Cubano, the TLT, and the jackfruit tacos. Their Caesar salad is a new fave, especially because of the delicious tempeh. The staff is friendly, and I love that all the food is vegan. And now they're offering baked goods regularly, and are working towards offering breakfast soon!
They often have live music at night, too.

Pros: Delicious food, Laid-back atmosphere, Reasonably priced

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AWESOME!!! - Edit

It was my first few hours in Minneapolis after a long/sleepless night/flight from AK, so I must have been a bit dazed (I certainly felt out of it, being up that many hours)...but the staff were totally amazing and helpful.

On tap beer selection is excellent (I got the Schwandtoberfest - well-balanced body and bite). Ordered my first ever Cubano sandwich - vegan or otherwise. The seasoning and toppings were out of this world - marinated red onions that I'd happily eat a plateful of, on their own (but I've been told I'm odd), a cashew-based cheese sauce that was sharp and smooth, not at all gritty...so good. And jackfruit "pulled pork" for the filling - seasoning was spot on - tangy, spicy, savory, and complex.

Food was more than reasonably priced. Atmosphere is comfortable, casual, and pretty user-friendly, as those things go. Great place - you should totally visit!

Pros: Just about everything

Cons: Nothing, really

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Good today, maybe great tomorrow - Edit

Reverie is a cool cafe-bar that's evolving toward restauranthood. Half the current menu space is consumed by alcohol, with just a few food options at present . Fortunately, all the food is vegan (though some of the beverages are not).

Looking at the menu, the only dish that appealed to me was the jackfruit carnitas tacos. Thankfully, they did not disappoint. I also grabbed a chocolate chip cookie from the case, and it was quite good.

I'm told the owner plans to roll out a breakfast menu, and eventually more. Surely a more extensive food menu would increase the already promising appeal of the place.

My two suggestions:
1. Rotating daily/weekly specials to test out new dishes.
2. Fresh-squeezed juices would be a huge plus.

Enjoy!

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Reverie at Nicollet Surprise for a Meateater - Edit

IN Minneapolis for a long weekend walked away from Museum down Nicollet and found this great place for lunch. Great coffee made me hungry. Had a Cuban sandwich that made this confirmed meat eater forget that this is an all plant food place. Delicious.

Pros: tasty food, modest price, great beer selection

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Great space and Food for the Future - Edit

I am visiting from out of town. Walked into Reverie by chance. Very relaxing venue during the day . This is my first time in a restaurant that offers all plant-based foods. I had the tacos(jackfruit) and my friends had cubanos(mock duck, jackfruit) and soup. All unique and delicious!!! Commend chef for putting food choices out there that address environmental and animal industry problems by offering delicious and healthy alternatives!!!!!

will be back for music in evening!

Pros: great space, healthy food, friendly staff

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Shows great promise - Edit

This place is a bar with a small menu. They went "plant based" a few weeks ago and are trying out some things to see what works. The people are nice, the food is limited but good, there are lots of beers and drinks to choose from, there's live music at certain times, and they have parking and free wifi. I wish them the best.

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delicious vegan options - Edit

I've had a bite of all four of their Feb dishes and they have been fantastic. A great space on the corner of nicollet and franklin. They recently converted to a 100% plant-based menu. There is a small parking lot on the north side of the building. I can't wait until they open up the full menu. Staff is also really friendly and free wifi is fast. grab some food and enjoy some music.

Pros: all vegan food!

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