The Beat Coffeehouse & Records
The Beat Coffeehouse
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The darling of Downtown Vegas, the Beat was one of the first independent coffee shops to open during the emergence of the hipster downtown scene. Fortunately, it remains a go-to shop. With free wi-fi, plenty of seating, and a menu that offers coffee, breakfast, snacks, and yes — booze — it is a staple of the Downtown Vegas culture. Don’t miss the record shop in the back of the spot (hence, the name of the establishment), plus local entertainment at night that includes an open mic, live music and painting.
520 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, 89101. (702) 385-2328 thebeatlv.com
Makers and Finders
This urban hot-spot features seven methods of brewing coffee, along with five single-origin beans, plus lattes pumped with house-prepped syrups. This bright spot featuring urban art also includes breakfast options, bagels, empanadas and Latin-inspired comfort food (hello, chorizo brussel sprouts) making it the perfect place to grab not only a coffee, but lunch before exploring the awesomeness that the Downtown Vegas Art District offers.
1120 S. Main Street, Ste. 110, Las Vegas, 89101. (702) 586-8255 makerslv.com
Sambalatte at Monte Carlo
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A locals favorite (there are 2 other locations in the Vegas Valley) Sambalatte perfects the “art of sipping” and offers a chill place to get away from the crowds packing the Las Vegas Strip and get some coffee or other delicious beverage. Located in Monte Carlo’s outdoor plaza, this is the perfect spot to grab a seat, enjoy a cup and people watch … or just enjoy a gorgeous weather day. These cozy coffee havens brew freshly ground coffee, as well as offer up a variety of teas and other caffeinated (and non-caffeinated) beverages. They are also a perfect spot to grab a bite and serve a range of food, including Brazilian and Latin American cuisine, sandwiches, and — best of all — gelato. Be sure to check out the Alpha Dominche Steampunk coffee maker when you stop in, too!
Multiple locations including Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas 89107. (702) 730-6789 sambalatte.com
Grouchy John’s is the place to mingle with the locals. It’s got some funky hot drinks, like the O.G. which combines caramel, salt and vanilla with espresso and steamed milk, plus a multitude of cold beverages to choose from. It also serves tasty pastries and wraps to munch on. Be sure to check out its Caffeine and Canvas events, which are held every so often. They offer an opportunity to get artistic under the guidance of local artist Tommy Vinci. The shop, which recently expanded to offer even more fun (hello, board games), even pops up around town thanks to it’s mobile trailer.
8520 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, 89123 (702) 778-7553 grouchyjohns.com
Madhouse Coffee Shop
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This hopping spot is a hit, and for good reason. Not only does Madhouse Coffee serve up a wide selection of coffee and tea (please try the Monkey Mocha made with peanut butter and available hot, cold or blended), it also offers vegan choices, as well as hemp milk to add to beverages. Open 24-hours, this hookah lounge/coffee shop also offers a selection of ciabattas, baguettes, wraps and salads, plus some super sweet desserts like the Nutella Tiramisu.
8470 W. Desert Inn, Suite H-1, Las Vegas, 89117. (702) 360-4232 madhouse.coffee
This coffee mainstay (which just opened a second location at The Gramercy) is run by Las Vegan Holley Steely, a former aerialist in La Reve at Wynn Las Vegas. The shop brings in the locals who love her brewing method (grinding the beans on-demand and then using the “pour over” method to prepare each piping hot cup) and the local vibe. Holley’s offers a wide variety of light and dark brews, decaffeinated options, a decent organic tea selection, and even green smoothies to keep up with the juice demand hitting the town. If you want to check out local talent, every Thursday she hosts open mic night at the South Cimarron location.
9265 S. Cimarron Road, Las Vegas, 89178. (702) 778-7750 holleyscuppa.com
A local institution, hit Sunrise early to nab a table. Known for its tasty breakfast options, Sunrise uses organic fair trade coffee from single-origin farms. Offering traditional breakfast dishes, as well as vegetarian and vegan eats, plus pastries and more, there’s a reason this spot has been long-standing in Vegas.
3130 E. Sunset Road, Suite A, Las Vegas, 89120. (702) 433-3304 sunrisecoffeelv.com
Perk Up Coffee Shop
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Coffee and art collide at Perk Up Coffee Shop. Open less than five years, this Southern Highlands coffee shop offers a fantastic place to break out the laptop, thanks to its quick and free wi-fi, and create an office-away-from-the-office, or just meet up with a bunch of friends. It pours coffee and other non-alcoholic drinks, as well as wraps to snack on. Don’t miss the rotation of artists on display every month.
11370 Southern Highlands Parkway, Suite 100, Las Vegas, 89141. (702) 473-5700 perkupvegas.com
Open until the wee hours of the morning, Serenade is the spot to hit to keep your night going, or to start your day post-morning rush (it doesn’t open until 11 a.m.). This cozy spot with an artsy/cute ambiance delivers your caffeine needs (including a Pistachio Latte … what?!?), plus hits the sweet tooth, too. For dessert lovers, order up the Honey Toast.
7920 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, 89139. (702) 466-0616 yelp.com
Tiabi Coffee & Waffle Bar
Located near the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Tiabi Coffee & Waffle Bar is the place to mingle with the locals and students. Tiabi, which creatively serves as the acronym “to inspire and be inspired” definitely caters to waffle-lovers and offers a creative — and extensive — waffle menu, including vegan and gluten-free options. Feeling bold? Order the Sir Sriracha Wafflewich. But, there’s more to this location than just coffee and waffles. Tiabi also has smoothies, frappes and salads to nosh on.
3961 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, 89119 (702) 222-1722 iwanttiabi.com