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The Best Indie Coffeehouses in Town
BY KAITLIN CLARK
|Foam art at Sambalatte|
If you like your morning brew with a little bit of rock ’n’ roll, look no further than Bentley’s Coffee. Speakers line the drive-through queue to offer a different kind of morning jolt, while its in-house roast master blends, roasts, and infuses each batch of coffee beans according to a specific (and top-secret) roasting recipe. 1501 W. Charleston Blvd.
For decadent food in grand Italian style, head straight to Espressamente Illy at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. Despite having shops in exotic locations worldwide, this is Illy’s first café on American soil. With a flavorful gelato menu and dessert crêpes, new locations are quickly opening around the country. The Shoppes at The Palazzo, 702-869-2233
A luxurious seating area, inventive panini menu, and lattes with a perfect milk-to-espresso ratio make Espresso a hot spot for the luncheon crowd. It offers its own specialty coffee drinks, including a tasty number called raspberry truffle, plus various tea lattes. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-732-0848
Owner Holley Steeley’s passion for coffee is second only to her artistic bent—she’s also an aerialist-acrobat in Le Rêve at Wynn. “I love the atmosphere there,” she says. “Everyone’s happy at a coffee shop.” Her exploration of coffee farms, crops, and roasting styles ensures the highest-quality cup of joe at her shop in Mountain’s Edge. 9265 S. Cimarron Road, 702-778-7750
Proud winner of several local awards, Jitters lives up to the high praise with consistently delicious beverages, ranging from the traditional lattes and mochas to the more creative blends of blackberry cream or cinnamon hazelnut. 2675 E. Patrick Lane, 702-949-9000
Classically trained chef-owner Aneesha puts her Le Cordon Bleu education to good use with her popular health-conscious café and bakery, Red Velvet Café, which offers heaps of vegan and vegetarian delights. “Our teas are blended specifically for us,” she says. “They’re 100 percent organic, with herbs, flowers, and fruit peels among the loose leaf.” Among the smoothies, teas, and coffees, try the Mexican cocoa with cinnamon, vanilla, and almond. 7875 W. Sahara Ave., 702-360-1972
Westsiders flock to this Boca Park hangout for the best Nutella lattes, fruit tarts, and hot chocolate around. With its international tea and java collection, Sambalatte offers unique twists on classic coffeehouse selections. It has also turned foam into a literal art form, transforming the frothy goodness into intricate designs such as hearts and leaves. 750 S. Rampart Blvd., 702-272- 2333
Known as much for its inviting atmosphere as its fair-trade and shade-grown organic coffee blends, Sunrise Coffee Co. welcomes patrons with walls lined with books, plush armchairs, and large tables for card games. The vegetarian-inspired menu packs a flavorful punch of exotic spices with small plates. 3130 E. Sunset Road, 702-433-3304
Independent coffee shops spreading in Las Vegas Valley
BY CAITLIN MCGARRY LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Mar. 4, 2012 | 2:04 a.m. Updated: Mar. 4, 2012 | 8:54 a.m.
Friday, October 21, 2011
By Katie Hammel | August 29th, 2011
- Brooke Schoenman, WhyGo Australia
For all the specialty cocktails and over-the-top drinks in Las Vegas, my favorite is still a simple cup of coffee. I like to sip my java at Sambalatte Torrefazione, a locally owned and run coffee shop in the Boca Park area of Summerlin. The menu at Sambalatte includes several coffee drinks that can’t be found anywhere else in the city, and though I usually order a sugar-free vanilla latte, there’s something about the care and precision of creating the drink that I am particularly fond of. All drinks are made behind a clear window panel so you can see how they’re made, and all of them come complete with coffee art.
By Max Jacobson
October 13th, 2011
Luiz Oliveira, a native of Brazil, grinds and brews coffee to order, using 100 percent Arabica beans from Rio Verde in Brazil, or those from exotic locales such as Guatemala, Sumatra and Ethiopia.
Sit in the lounge here and you get to drink the results in a porcelain mug. Beans are roasted locally by Colorado River Coffee Roasters. The Flat White cappuccino with extra milk has a perfect swirl of foam and amazing balance.
Friday, September 23, 2011
June 16th, 2011
By Vegas Seven Magazine
They grind and brew 100 percent Arabica beans from Rio Verde, Brazil, for your coffee at this new coffee emporium in Boca Park, but my choice for a cuppa Joe here is a delicious concoction made by mixing the hazelnut-chocolate spread Nutella with steamed milk and a big hit of espresso. $4.50, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., 272-2333.
Publicado em 29.08.2011 • Por Luísa Dalcin
- Sambalatte(750 South Rampart Boulevard, Suite 9 | fone.:  272-2333)
o caminho dos cafés americanos. O proprietário é um brasileiro,
Luiz Claudio Oliveira, que fez este café inspirado nos anos de viagens pelo
mundo e em fazendas de café, principalmente no Brasil. O menu do
Sambalatte não é o de um café comum: os grãos de café servidos na loja
são colhidos de todos os cantos da terra. Além de cafés regulares, mocha
lattes e cappuccinos, o menu oferece bebidas como afogato, café misturado
com uma colher de gelado, e granita, uma bebida gelada no estilo italiano.
Além do pretinho, o Sambalatte oferece uma ampla seleção de produtos
frescos– mas frescos mesmo! Todos os dias, pães, bolos, tortas, são trazidos
da França congelados em um processo que usa hidrogênio e são
descongelados apenas na hora de servir. O sabor é incrível, como se tivessem
feito na hora, especialmente para você. Com quadros de fazendas mineiras
espalhados pelas paredes, o lugar é aconchegante e especial.”
By JoAnna | December 1st, 2010
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