For most of us, starting our day with caffeine is a non-negotiable, but especially after a night out in Las Vegas. Luckily, there is no shortage of places to get a jolt of coffee on and off The Las Vegas Strip.
District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew.
Level 2, Boulevard Tower (inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall)
What You Should Know: Here, you’ll find small-batch roasted coffee sourced in New Orleans where District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. originated. Many gravitate toward the Vietnamese iced coffee poured on draft, but District is also known for its craft espresso program and nitro cold brew. Pair your cup with a house made donut (there are more than 100 rotating flavors) or go for the decadent Brûléed Cinnamon Roll.
Insider’s Tip: Get the Vietnamese iced coffee spiked with bourbon or the fresh-squeezed lavender lemonade with a dose of tequila.
Va Bene Caffè
Level 1, The Chelsea Tower (near the lobby)
What You Should Know: Va Bene Caffè is a casual modern Italian coffee bar where you can sip on a hot chai latte or cappuccino carefully prepared by master baristas. With a variety of pastries made from scratch in-house each morning by Head Pastry Chef Vincent Pilon and team, don’t miss the popular Cheese Danish or flaky Croissants. Should you stop by in the afternoon, snag the Turkey Burrata Panini made with roasted turkey breast, burrata, caper mayo, pepperoncini, salsa verde, arugula and ciabatta.
Insider’s Tip: Need something to soak up too much fun from the night before? Try the indulgent Italian Breakfast Panini stacked high with capicola, mortadella, prosciutto, provolone, basil pesto and a fried egg.
(Not your average) Starbucks
Level 1, Boulevard Tower (Las Vegas Strip views)
What You Should Know: Sometimes, you just want to order your usual caramel macchiato from a barista who likes to have a little fun—you know, like purposely spelling your name wrong on your cup. So turn to this one-of-a-kind Starbucks for everyday classics served in a colorful setting thanks to world-renowned French photographer, painter, and installation artist Georges Rousse. His unique and interactive public art installation compels viewers to reanalyze their own perceptions of space and reality.
Insider’s Tip: If you position yourself from the ideal vantage point, you will see the 3-D art come to life. The circular shape in motion is a truly a dynamic discovery.
Location: Level 2 of Boulevard Tower
What You Should Know: Known for its crowd-pleasing confections, James Beard Award-Winning Chef Christina Tosi’s creations at Milk Bar are a playful approach to nostalgic desserts. For a sweet morning start, pair the French Toast Shake or Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie with a latte, espresso or caffè Americano.
Insider’s Tip: Upgrade your coffee with boozy options such as vodka or Kahlúa.
The Juice Standard
Level 2, Boulevard Tower
What You Should Know: More than cold-pressed juices, check out The Juice Standard‘s organic espresso drinks like the raw cacao mocha or honey natado, which comes with cashew cream, raw local honey, and vanilla.
Insider’s Tip: Try Bee Happy nut milk, made with alkaline water, coconut water, cashews, Brazil nuts, Walnuts, Local Honey, Cacao, Vanilla Bean, Pink Himalayan Salt, which will gives you extra energy all day to be your best without the jitters.
Location: 6555 S. Jones Blvd. #100 Las Vegas, NV 89118 (~12 min drive)
What You Should Know: Las Vegas locals flock to Sambalatte for quality products, coffee education and a unique guest experience. Founder Luis C. Oliveira says, “We created the coffee culture, which didn’t exist in 2010 when we first opened. And we offer full transparency of the sustainability of our products.” Favorites include the hazelnut-, honey-, and cinnamon-infused Red Rock latte. Try this with the ham and cheese croissant.
Insider’s Tip: Visit the tasting room to truly understand the coffee bean process from farm to cup. “It will be an epic experience,” Oliveira says. “Our master roaster’s name is CJ. He does an amazing job roasting to extract the best taste profile of each coffee’s origin [Brazil and beyond].”
Café Lola – Southwest
Location: 7379 S Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89139 (~20 minute drive)
What You Should Know: Café Lola is an Instagram lover’s paradise and the perfect place to grab a artful latte and snap a photo with your best friends. The light roast 24K gold crème brûlée latte with whipped cream is a fan fave. Order this with the “lets avocuddle toast.” According to Café Lola Partners Lin Jerome and Alexandra Lourdes, “We know avocado toast has been having its moment, but ours is covered in avocado edge to edge, sprinkled with flavors like cayenne and fresh lemon zest, and you can add egg.”
Insider’s Tip: Ask for the birthday latte, which is made with espresso, oat milk, beet root, and spirulina. So what makes it a party? It’s topped with rainbow sprinkles.
For more on coffee options available at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, visit: cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/restaurants