• Riverside Cafe

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a vegetarian menu that offers tofu scrambles, veggie wraps & more. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-2:00pm.

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7 Reviews

First Review by tab


Points +44

21 Feb 2022


Couple decent vegan options. I had the tofu spinach wrap, It was delicious. Very friendly staff



Points +141

16 Jul 2021

Tofu scramble not good

I had the tofu scramble, which is easy to make, but this was just bad. The only spice was tumeric and too much of it. No onion, garlic, smoky paprika. Any cooking demo on YouTube would make better. The service was excellent and friendly.

Pros: Friendly service.

Cons: Bad tofu scramble.


Points +16

17 Oct 2020

I appreciate the effort..but no

I appreciate the attempt to have a tofu scramble but it was very bad. It’s like they took the tofu, microwaved it with canned veggies and put turmeric on it and called it a day. No seasoning. The “home fries” were just literal fried potato cubes. Not a hint of flavor. The service was great though!

Pros: Good service

Cons: Horrible vegan option


Points +15

Mostly Veg
01 Aug 2020

Delicious & heart-warming breakfast!

After reading the previous reviews, I was a bit skeptical of finding vegan breakfast options here. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the cafe had a tofu veggie scramble and a vegan & GF French toast, among other options! I felt welcomed by my server, Jody, who was attentive and friendly, as well as the authentic, homey atmosphere of the cafe, with local art decorating the walls. I highly recommend stopping in for a meal here!

Pros: Attentive service, fair prices, +1 vegan option

Cons: None that I can think of!

Sarah P

Points +8511

21 Jul 2018

nice place, ok choices

Since moving to the area, I had been very interested in the Riverside Cafe, but they aren't open for dinner so it took a while to get there for lunch. The place has such nice comfortable ambiance, and is clearly popular with local s and travelers. The options are much better for vegetarians than vegans. I didn't feel like having french toast for lunch or a sandwich, so I asked to swap tofu and hummus for bacon and egg on the spinach salad. The salad was nice, the hummus was homemade and a little special, and the tofu was a bit bland, especially for "herb-seasoned and roasted". There was an upcharge for "adding" tofu and hummus, though it was only 75 cents per item. The server was so great and helpful, and it was such a nice experience, I didn't push the upcharge. Unfortunately I won't be hurrying back for lack of interesting or abundant vegan options.

Pros: easy vegan ordering, nice comfortable atmosphere, excellent server

Cons: only a couple vegan options, upcharge for swapping vegan items on menu


Points +23

19 Oct 2017

Impressed, great stop for any vegan in a non-vegan family/group out to eat

I'd been travelling out of state to visit my great-grandma here since I was a child, before I even went vegetarian. After going vegan, eating out was difficult at best. I'm not used to being able to find good vegan food out to eat in Ellsworth, and this place had several options! I had the french toast, and it was amazing! I couldn't find a menu online so I messaged them on facebook and explained and they sent me their current menu immediately and were super kind about it! They even had a vegan section on the menu! No fussing about trying to make a meal from the sides! The veggie sausage wasn't vegan, but oh well, I'm glad I was able to find something at all that wasn't salad! The food was delicious and a great place to stop for breakfast next time I eat out!

Pros: delicious , great waiter, nice portions

Cons: only 2 single-stall bathrooms, veggie sausages aren't vegan


Points +51

30 Oct 2012


They offer vegan french toast as well as a tofu scramble. I was told the vegetarian sausages are also vegan, and a few other vegetarian items. They are a bit pricey, but the food is good.

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