With walls painted yellow, white and millennial pink, RISE is the kind of place that makes you want to wake up. And, if the atmosphere isn’t enough to get you out of bed, the food will be.
For a counter service spot, the menu is impressively vast: savory rice pudding, a vegan yogurt parfait, pavlova waffles, coddled eggs and more. I opted for the Monsieur Forager: a vegetarian take on the French croque monsieur. Freshly baked bread plus a variety of mushrooms plus mornay is always a yes from me. My breakfast friend went for the pavlova waffles, which were as delicious as they were beautiful. We both sipped spiced cold brews as we spent time reminiscing and catching up over our delectable breakfast.
To be honest, I’ve already been back to RISE (more than once), and I’ll go back again. I’ll go back for the chicken schnitzel, which has received high praise on Instagram as of late. I’ll go back for the house-made cinnamon mocha. I’ll go back for the strawberry ricotta pancakes and the challah French toast and the savory rice pudding. And I’ll go back for more breakfast with friends.