The Libertine in Uptown Minneapolis is the brainchild of Chef Tim McKee and is located in the old Cafeteria building. It’s an absolutely perfect rooftop location for a post shopping Sunday brunch.
I ordered “A Sailor Friend,” which was a mixture of blueberry and vanilla vodka, and cardamom. While it looked gorgeous, it was extremely sweet and not something I’d order again.
I kept it basic with the sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich, which was absolutely delicious. It had a great amount of flavor and the sausage patty was seasoned to perfection.
The sandwich also came with 4 potato wedges which I could have done without. They looked great, considering they could literally combine to make a baked potato, but that was really all it was – a baked potato cut in fourths. It didn’t have any flavoring or seasoning.
Like I said at the beginning, their rooftop is the perfect location. It’s also incredibly well designed and the colors/decorations are great. It was smoldering on Sunday, though, so we were excited to eat at the bar which had a bit of sun shelter.
We were not the only ones in the mood for brunch, however, as a very intoxicated man named Mills decided to invade our personal space, tell us a rambling story with no real point about a girl he met in Prague, and then serenade us…badly. He just couldn’t quite reach that note…
Naturally I made him a Snapchat celeb, because duh!
The bartenders were really friendly and were great at creating a buffer between us and said drunk guy once they realized we were not in fact friends like they had previously assumed. I also have nothing but respect for people who are able to maintain a smile while working in that type of heat!
We also learned the escape routes for when the elevator gets stuck/breaks down. There’s a reason they only allow 8 people in the elevator at once!
Overall, it was a fun time, but I would probably stick to the Drunch menu and order a Bloody Mary next time.
3001 Hennepin Ave.
Rooftop Brunch: 10AM – 3PM