For Christmas, I went to stay with my mom in Reno, Nevada. I love staying with my mom - we always have the most relaxing time watching Netflix, playing chess, and playing with her two cats, Paris and Venus!
Reno is named the "Biggest little city in the world," since it's downtown area is full of bright lights and towering casinos. After some post-christmas shopping, scoping out 3-story antique shops, and seeing the sights downtown, we ventured over to Sparks Coffee Shop where we refueled on a delicious brunch.
I ordered a tea to start and was delighted with the presentation. Complete with honey, lemon, and a cute modern kettle, it took me forever to choose from the pretty tea assortment (I ultimately went with the green).
Shrimp Omelette w/ Queso Fresca, Avocado, Hash Browns, Cantaloupe
Sparks Coffee Shop serves breakfast all day and has a great lunch menu as well. They seem to specialize in Latin cuisine, so I ordered the Shrimp Omelette. Topped with queso fresca & avocado, with a side of hash browns & cantaloupe, I had an amazing balanced and healthy meal. The shrimp were juicy and scrumptious, the cantaloupe incredibly fresh, and the omelette fluffy as could be.
My mom ordered the Taco Bowl, which to our amazement was gigantic! It comes with fresh leafy greens, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. All of the ingredients were very fresh and it was a pleasure just to look at!
As you can see, Sparks Coffee Shop is extremely generous with their portions. We had enough to take home leftovers which is always exciting. The service was great - the waitress and host very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a visit if you like Latin food and are in the Reno/Tahoe area!
After our brunch, we took a stroll down to the Truckee River in downtown Reno. You can see the ducks making their way downstream and the snow on the far bank. So beautiful!