Cause Spirits & Soundbar

Twin Cities, Minnesota

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I have eaten here twice recently. The breakfast on a Saturday morning was excellent. With a large group on a Saturday night the service was very slow, and the pasta and sauce good, but not great.

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I like the vibe and cozy feel of Sauce though the food was underwhelming. I came here for brunch and had a build-your-own tofu scramble with tomatoes, onions and green peppers ($7).

The scramble was pretty bland as I feared it would be. It's rare to find a good tofu scramble (for the record, the best tofu scramble in the Twin Cities is at the downtown Minneapolis Pizza Luce). To do a good tofu scramble, you need a strong base of herbs (such as basil) mixed with onions, garam masala and/or similar Indian spices, along with turmeric for coloring. Using that a base to stir-fry with the tofu, you could then add tomatoes and other vegetables to get a killer scramble.

Unfortunately, Sauce leaves out all the spices and instead simply stir-frys the tofu with turmeric and then adds three vegetables of your choice. The result lacks flavor and punch.

The portion size is fairly small and you get much more hashbrowns on the plate than tofu scramble. The hashbrowns were far too salty and oily for my likes. I only took a few bites before I couldn't take any more salt.

I also had a cup of tea ($2) and was disappointed that Sauce only offers generic bagged varieties rather than having loose-leaf options.

In the end, though, I'd probably come back because Sauce has nice ambience and friendly-service, as well as a decent happy hour. If they upped their game on their food, added more complex vegan options (why not have soy chorizo for breakfast or pastas with fake meat for lunch? how about a seitan burger?) I'd be back often.

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