A few weeks ago I was attending the anniversary party for Pizzeria Seven Twelve, and I heard someone say that Communal was going to start doing breakfast. Communal makes some of the most delicious food, so I was super excited to give their breakfast a try 🙂
So, being a food blogger and all, I contacted Colton and Joseph, the owners of Communal, and they invited my wife and I in for a delicious breakfast…emphasis on the delicious! In the interest of full disclosure, the meal was on the house…so thanks guys! So, without further ado, my review of the amazing breakfast menu at Communal in Provo:
As you can see, just reading the menu is enough to make one’s mouth water. And, like everything Communal does, the breakfast menu is loaded with fresh, local ingredients. While everything looked wonderful, I decided to go with the 2 Clifford Farm Eggs Any Style (over medium for me), Home Fries and House Made Sausage or Bacon (bacon for me)($8.00).
And yes, it tasted as good as it looks…perhaps better 🙂 One test of a great chef is to see if they can get eggs over medium correct, and these were absolutely perfect! The bacon was incredible, and the home fries were some of the best breakfast potatoes that I’ve ever had…ever. Of course, bacon and eggs isn’t complete without a side of Wheat Toast, with Butter and Jam ($2.50).
My wife, having the sweet tooth that she does, elected to go with the French Toast with Spiced Apples and Real Maple Syrup ($8.50), and a glass of Winder Farms Grape Juice ($3.50). Now, this isn’t my first review of Communal, and when I reviewed their dinner menu my one complaint was the quantity of the food vs. the price. I’m happy to say that breakfast appears to be a complete reversal, as this was a massive pile of french toast, and a fantastic price for the quantity and quality!
The apples were perfect, just lightly spiced. The french toast was thick and delicious, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and then doused with some of the tastiest real maple syrup I’ve tasted. My wife, despite being pregnant, only managed to finish about half, so this would be a perfect dish to share for breakfast.
But wait, that’s not the end of it! Colton decided to surprise us with a couple of things we didn’t even order (but that we were SO glad he did 🙂 ). First, before the rest of our food had arrived, he surprised us with one of their Daily Pastries (Blueberry today, $2.50). This was, hands down, the best blueberry muffin I’ve ever tasted. I’ve always been partial to muffins at Paradise Bakery, but this was so much better that I’m not sure I can adequately describe it. It was flaky, crunchy and soft all at once, and the flavor was out of this world.
Seriously, if you’re the light breakfast type, just drop in for one of their daily pastries, and you will be more than satisfied! Finally, after a mound of delectable food, Colton sent us over a cup of their Drinking Chocolate ($3.50). It is essentially hot chocolate, but unlike any hot chocolate I’ve ever tasted.
It is their own blend, and the flavor profile was just stunning. It is a bittersweet chocolate, but there is a giant hand cut marshmallow in the cup, so each subsequent sip is just a tad more sweet than the last as the marshmallow melts. My wife, who usually detest hot chocolate, drank at least half…it was that good 🙂
You’ll have to forgive me for the excessive use of smileys, but for the first time in quite some time I left a restaurant grinning from ear to ear, so I’m attempting to translate that here via smileys 🙂
And that is that, my review of Communal’s breakfast menu. This was quite literally the best breakfast I’ve had in a very long time. Were I forced to identify a negative, I would say I was sad that Eggs Benedict wasn’t on the breakfast menu, but I believe it is on their Saturday Brunch menu, so I can’t even complain about that!
Whether you are looking for a light breakfast or a feast, Communal has something for you. Their breakfast hours are Tuesday-Friday from 7:30am-10:30am, with brunch served Saturday from 8am-1pm.
If you’re a fan of Communal, either breakfast or dinner, you should definitely visit the Communal Facebook Fan Page. To stay up-to-date on the latest Communal happenings and menu changes, visit the Communal Website or their twitter page: Communal Provo Restaurant and Communal Twitter Page .
Communal is located at 102 North University Ave., Provo, UT 84601, right between Goldsmith’s and the Wells Fargo building. You can reach them at 801-373-8000. Reservations can be made online from their website via OpenTable.
Directions are here:
But wait!!! There is more! Communal was kind enough to give me a $25 gift card, good for their breakfast only, to give away! Now you too can try Communal’s Provo Breakfast, possibly for free!
All you need to do is follow @HeirloomGroup on Twitter (Communal’s parent company), and then tweet the following:
GIVEAWAY: Follow @HeirloomGroup & Re-Tweet this for a chance to win a $25 gift card for an awesome breakfast at Communal in Provo!
The contest begins from the moment this post is live, and ends Sunday, December 19th, at 11:59pm MST. On Monday, December 20th, I will randomly select one person who has tweeted the above message to win the gift card. Please, only 1 entry per person. If you win, I (@Sams_Antics) will contact you via Twitter to notify you that you have won.