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Great espresso / breakfast in Wells, NV of all places

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And at the place run by Bella's Brothel, yet. Right by the exit from Highway 80 at Highway 93 is Bella's Espresso House and Diner. It is owned and operated by the woman, Bella, who also runs Bella's Hacienda Ranch (one of Nevada's legal brothels.) Having had the misfortune of having dinner last night at the truck stop / casino across the street from the Diner, I went in there for breakfast, not expecting a heck of a lot.

Was I ever surprised. I am very fussy about espresso. I live in Los Angeles and very near several truly remarkable coffee houses, as well as my favorite - a Cuban cafe called El Cochinito. The espresso at Bella's was the equal of anything I have ever had - is probably in my top five all time espressos. I ended up drinking three doubles it was so good - by which time I was far more amped up for driving than I ought to have been.

The breakfast was also excellent. Freshly made biscuits, perfect homefries that were very nicely spiced, a good sausage patty and my eggs over easy were cooked the way I wanted.

They have their Bella's Brothel Blend of coffee beans for sale and I bought a couple of pounds. Some odd, fun other souvenirs as well. So, if you're ever driving through and want a great coffee, this is the place.

They are, unfortunately, only open for breakfast and lunch.

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  1. Agree,
    My wife & I stop there for expresso when going east to slc & abq. . We are always amazed at the good things we find out in the middle of nowhere.