Too Soul Tea Cafe

photo 1Looking for a place to get your Zen on? Reno has you covered with Too Soul Tea Cafe located in the Midtown area. Too Soul Tea Cafe is the only place in Reno specializing in all things tea, see the link here for more information http://bit.ly/1tIS0io.

Besides tea being extremely good for you, it’s also very low in calories.  Too Soul Tea Cafe is a local, family owned and operated business. Open for more than 2 years in the  Midtown area.

They offer more than 100 tea options, ranging from black, green, white, herbal, chai, hibiscus and many more.

Too Soul Tea is a cozy, smaller size cafe which also offers out-door seating. Relaxing music such as John Mayer, and Sade play in the background. There is definitely a relaxing vibe going on. Their staff is super friendly and will gladly  educate you on all things tea.

They have daily samples you can try, and fresh-baked goods for sale. On most days they also offer sandwiches, quiches, wraps and fruit. They also sell a variety of drinking cups, and of course loose leaf tea sold in tins and pouches.

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I ordered the Raspberry Vanilla Mint Green tea which was amazing, no wonder it’s a top seller. My friend had the Strawberry Coconut Creme, which was also delicious.

We helped ourselves to a Cinnamon Toffee scone which was out of this world all for under $9. They are very well priced.Too Soul Tea Cafe offers a collection of calming teas to help you relax, as well as a collection to wake you up.

Both alternatives are much healthier for you than your average cup of Joe. You can also buy their teas online. Too Souls Tea Cafe is a pretty cool local shop be sure to check them out.

Local Tip: Reno has a Davidson’s Tea Warehouse located in Sparks. You can stock up on quality tea at a very low price. They also offer daily samples.

What is your favorite type of tea?

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Little House on Center

unnamedAs I have said before breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I’m always looking for new breakfast joints to check out. My most recent adventures led me to Little House on Center.

Overall a pleasant experience however their breakfast was just so-so. Located in Midtown area Little House on Center serves breakfast and lunch, see the link here for more information http://bit.ly/14peSyk.

I absolutely  loved the home in which the restaurant has been built. Its one of those old school, brick homes found in old Reno with a nice porch. They offer indoor and out-door seating, tables only no booths.

They are also dog friendly, as you can sit outside in the front yard weather permitting.

We were immediately greeted at the door and were instructed to take a seat wherever we’d like. The restaurant is small yet cozy. They have a beautiful fireplace, and an exposed kitchen. You can watch them  make your food every step of the way.

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There is plenty of lighting and Jazzy beats can be heard playing in the background.The walls are a soft minty green, decorated with black and white pictures from the 1950’s. You can also purchase these, however they seemed over priced.

We ordered Banana Pancakes. A side of biscuits and gravy, and their most requested omelet “the Spanish.” The pancakes were pretty good, and made just the way my friend ordered them (with banana inside ).

Their side of biscuits and gravy was just OK. The biscuits didn’t taste fresh, and the gravy was kind of cold. What was different about their gravy was it had bacon bits in it. Although this is great for bacon lovers, it might not be for those who dislike it. It’s also not mentioned on the menu. It tasted a bit too salty for my liking.

The Spanish omelet consists of Pico de Gallo, Colby jack Cheese, and chorizo, served with your choice of bread, and hash browns. I wasn’t too impressed, it was missing flavor. On a positive note  their serving sizes were big, and the service was great. You can get a decent meal for under $10.

Maybe it was just an off day at Little House on Center, I’m certainly up for trying their breakfast again. Or maybe even lunch next time.

Have you tried Little House on Center? If so how was your experience?