Searching For Coffee Breaks On The Strip That Won't Break The Bank
While many Vegas visitors are looking for the largest drinking vessel at the lowest price for alcoholic beverages, some just want a good cup of coffee. The goal is to still have a little left to spend at the tables. Starbucks are pretty much on every corner, with some hotels offering multiple locations, though VegasChatter reader Tom G. wanted to know where to get a decent cup of coffee on the Strip thatís actually affordable. The easy answer is you can get good coffee or cheap coffee, but not both. More often the easiest to find is moderately to expensively priced mediocre coffee. Most of the Starbucks on The Strip are even more pricey than their off-Strip incarnations.
The newest coffee shop on The Strip is one of the best. Though not what we would call cheap, Sambalatte on the plaza at Monte Carlo offers high-quality products and serves them with flair. Think fancy frothy designs in your cappuccino foam. You should ask them to try and recreate the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. Why not? You might get lucky. While coffee purists may not value the literal fluff, rest assured you are also getting a beverage thatís as delicious as it is beautiful. Personal favorites include the Nutella Latte and White Chocolate Mocha. For those not into the sweet stuff, a small coffee is $3.78 and a cappuccino is $4.86.
Just a short walk away is The Roasted Bean at ARIA. This conveniently located coffee shop is just inside the entrance from the self-park, nestled by the poker room. A coffee will set you back $3.51 or you can shell out a little extra for a cappuccino at $5.31. Thereís also a Roasted Bean at The Mirage.
Keeping with the $3.51 theme is Palio at Bellagio which has the same price for a cup of coffee, but comes with a patio view of the entrance to the Bellagio pool. Upgrade to a cappuccino for $5.68.
Across the Strip at Palazzo is Espressamente Illy which is very similarly priced (coffee for $3.24 and cappuccino for $5.35), but is more flavorful, at least to this caffeine-craving writer. The bolder flavors of Illy top most regular coffees we have sipped on The Strip, though Sambalatte still wins in the sweet drink category.
Where have you enjoyed a java fix on The Strip? And more importantly, where (if anywhere) did you find a good deal?
(PHOTO: Mallikah R. on Foursquare)