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Jan 7, 2008 06:00 PM

Las Vegas Strip: Who has the best Espresso? What about Coffee? Cappuccino?

I'm looking for any place on the Strip offering the best Espresso and Cappuccino (one where you can actually taste the beans, smooth as silk and doesn't make you crazy jittery are some of the tell tales) and also just coffee. I prefer a non-sit down places where I can just order and go but restaurants are welcomed too...


And which place in Vegas (on the strip) offer Macarons? (not the coconut kind, the disk-like french cookie kind)

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  1. Starbucks at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Convention Center Drive.

    1. Payard at CP has pretty good Cappucino. They have Macarons, but I didn't try them. We tried their danish, pain au chocolat, bunch of desserts and a couple of sandwiches and they were all pretty good.

      1. At the venetian if you want coffee to go, Bouchon has a coffee/small pastry kiosk type thing that has EXCELLENT coffee, even the brewed coffee is phenom. If you want to sit down, Bouchon is on the 10th floor, great bread too! and homemade doughnuts fresh fried when they have them.

        1. I'm sorry to ask again... but no one really have any other suggestions? For coffee that is.
          I've been to Bouchon's bakery and had a sip of their coffee, not espresso and can't remember too much about it.

          1. Bouchon's satellite booth next to the Phantom showroom allways has great French-style macaroons. I get them at least once a week!
            The Palazzo hotel is soon to open a IllyEsspremante bar..I walk by it daily, and it looks like it should be open this very week. *fingers crossed* The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf....They are passible, not outstanding at all. Good for a quick fix, if desperate.

            I'll post ASAP when the new Illy coffee-bar opens here.

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            1. re: Honeychan

              Just wanted to let people know that the IllyEspressemente cafe is now open, in The Palazzo. It's got a really nice look, with gleaming marble and metallic esspresso machines all around. They also split the space with the Cocollini gelato place that allready has 2 shops inside The Venetian. (It's wonderful, I get some once a week! The cinnamon gelato is heavenly)

              I ordered a esspresso gociato, to have inside at the shop. They charge .75 to eat your food inside!? This I didn't see untill I was sitting down, waiting for my coffee.A little irked, I was not anticipating wonderous coffee then! *LOL* This esspresso had a small shot of cream, and it -did- look pretty when I got it.

              I'm not any connisuer of esspresso, in the least. I do like strong coffee, but not too bitter..I want smooth AND strong- a seemingly rare combo for me to get. This esspresso was slightly creamy, and strong. The smoothness was what really surprised me, tho! It went down like an aged, mellow wine or brandy. It was really very, very good! Before I knew it, my cup was done, and I craved another, just on the taste alone! I'm going to be getting coffee there ALOT, now!

              It's worth a stop, if your in the Palazzo or Venetian.

              1. re: Honeychan

                haha... yes, i went there 4X during my stay - found it accidentally from checking out the new hotel. They were still a bit disorganized with some of the items not coded in their registers and the staff a bit confused as they have 2 teams of staff manning the crepes/gelato vs the coffee area.

                I had everything to go and all their servings (at least the to-go cups) are the 16 oz. but of all the 4 I had (and the ones my colleague ordered) they don't necessarily fill it up (I didn't order espresso shots) so everything is smaller than the starbucks/coffee bean standard but I like them just fine and were strong enough for me to not need a larger size. I was switching back and forth from them to bouchon bakery's coffee offerings. I also had coffee from "The Cafe" at the Wynn once - not bad but not great. And one coffee from JPP at the Bellagio on the way home.

                All in all, I think I didn't do too badly in the caffeine area.