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Weíre always dreaming of new and awesome ways to enjoy Las Vegas. While sitting at a casino bar drinking a disgusting cup of†
brown water†coffee the other day, I had a revelation. Why canít we have a coffee bar? Not specifically a coffee shop and cafe like Sambalatte at Monte Carlo but a coffee bar, complete with bar-top video poker and slot machines?
One of my rituals when staying in a hotel in Las Vegas is to wake up and grab a cup of coffee and then head to the casino to ease into the day. I usually start slow playing slot machines until the coffee kicks in. Once my brain is ramped up to normal speed, I'll switch to video poker or table games. I would love it if I could get a good cup of coffee (or coffee drink like a cafe latte) and gamble in the same place instead of wandering the casino like a zombie. Iíd probably drink more coffee which would make me gamble faster. The more I gamble, chances are the more money the casino would make over time.
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Next month, Fremont East's newest dining experience, Glutton, is expected to open on the corner of Carson and 7th near the Container Park. Hungry patrons will find New American cuisine here (if that means anything to you, if not, think lamb ragu, charcuterie plates and sweetbreads). A bar menu will feature playfully named cocktails like the Glutton for Punishment, a mixture of Seagram's gin, Cointreau and Krogstad aquavit.
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Aria has started using the boutique coffee brand, Wolfgang Puck single-use pouch in their room (oddly enough, no hotels in Vegas that have Wolfy's restaurants have his coffee), it's an uncommon thing for anyone to go whole hog in their coffee. There's even very few places in town one could get a Kopi Lewak coffee, the beans famous for making a detour to your cup through a southeast Asian tree weasel's digestive tract.
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If you haven't already heard, the rooms at The LINQ Hotel & Casino will be ready for guests tomorrow, October 30 when the hotel officially changes its name (again) from The Quad. We've already given you a sneak peek at the accomodations (one room type shown above), which were entirely redone (and, yes, the elevators were redone, too!), but here are a few more updates on the hotel:
· A Coffee Shop and a 24-Hour Cafe are under construction right now. The coffee shop will be located near the guest elevators. It will not be a branded coffee shop chain, but rather, something "unique to Vegas." The 24-hour cafe will be located near the small retail corridor that will extend beyond the guest elevators. It too will be "unique."
Located near The Linq's Strip entrance, the now 24-hour Starbucks offers a late-night happy hour. Drop in between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., buy two drinks, and receive 50 percent off the cheaper of the two. (If they're both the same price, you'll still get the discount.) And, yes, with markup, you're probably still paying for two drinks, but if you were Jonesing for a late-night caffeine fix and would have picked up some, anyway, why not save a few bucks?
It's an attention grabber, for sure. Among the specialty coffees listed at newly opened 3940 Coffee + Tea inside the equally new Delano Las Vegas (formerly THEhotel at Mandalay Bay) is the simply stated yet pause-giving offering of Jelly Donut Coffee.
Jelly donut coffee ($7), you ask (with emphasis on the umm, what)? Yes, it's not just java flavored as a jelly donut. It really does consist of the makings of a jelly donut. An employee told us the brew is made up of raspberry jam, donut milk (what you get when you soak a glazed donut in whole milk for four hours) and espresso. Let that percolate for a minute.
You're in Vegas. You need a cup of coffee (or 12) before you can even speak to another person, much less hit the tables for an early-morning craps session. You're bored with the Starbucks you'll find at just about every hotel on the Strip and want something different. We've got you covered. Monte Carlo might have local coffee roaster Sambalatte but Paris has Mon Ami Gabi and bottomless cups of Intelligentsia Coffee to kick off your day.
Mon Ami Gabi has been such a staple in Las Vegas for years that many people donít realize the restaurantís flagship location is based in Chicago. Intelligentsia Coffee originated in Chicago and has grown into a small chain of coffee shops by expanding to California and a few other states. The brand generally buys its beans directly from growers in Central America, South America, East Africa and Ethiopia to create its own unique roasts. You'll taste the difference with each sip.
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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.
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In Downtown Vegas, a hot dog cart known for setting up shop late at night outside The Beat coffeehouse (and its $3 dogs) will soon have a permanent home a block down at the Container Park. (Don't despair, the cart will remain.)
Cheffini's Hot Dogs will expand from a cart to a container in early June (meaning any week now). The hot dog eatery will take over the space being vacated by Pork & Beans, just inside the entrance to the outdoor mall. Owners are aiming for a seamless transition. There will also be a separate walk-up coffee window called The Black Cup.
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When it opens on Labor Day weekend, SLS Las Vegas will debut The SLS Buffet. Guests can expect everything from fresh doughnuts and dessert shots to Mediterranean, Chinese, Japanese and wood-grilled selections within a setting meant to reflect "cabin chic" which is what you get (obviously) when you combine antler chandeliers and SLS.
The original location of Sambalatte in Summerlin serves one of the best cups of coffee you'll have anywhere in Las Vegas. It's a little more expensive than some of the chains, but each cup is handcrafted by pouring filtered water over your choice of freshly ground beans. This single cup brew is a unique sip. No two cups will taste exactly the same. Itís worth paying a little more for such attention to detail. Yes, a cup of coffee can cause us to wax poetic.
The hotels on the Vegas Strip are often more concerned with simply making sure thereís an option for coffee. Any coffee. For most, it's okay that thereís little care put into making a cup. But, that's not true with everyone. When MGM Resorts announced Sambalatte would be opening its third location at Monte Carlo, this coffee lover was a little excited. The Vegas Strip was finally getting a coffee shop†worth leaving another hotel for to get the day started.