With so much emphasis placed on the hybrid of breakfast and lunch, it’s easy to forget that there are ardent diners who still prefer a traditional take on the most important meal of the day. Eggs, bacon and buttered toast with jam fill the void — and the stomach — on those days when lunch seems so far away. Here are four Las Vegas breakfast spots to check out if you’re in pursuit of a great way to start the day.
With a name this eye-catching, the food has to match up. Thankfully, this spot from Alvin Cailan that specializes in new American breakfast foods that spotlight the versatility of the “sandwich” and the egg, does just that.
From the bacon to the warm brioche buns, the food here is manna for those who want to keep it fresh and local. This isn’t your typical bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich, though; think smoked bacon, a cage-free, over-medium egg and cheddar cheese slathered in chipotle ketchup and warmly cushioned by a billowy brioche bun. Yes, the ketchup is already on it so no guilty, sneaky dips are necessary.
An equally pleasing backup option is the sausage, egg and cheese with house-made turkey sausage and honey mustard aioli.
The French, of course, do breakfast very well, and nowhere is that better reflected than at Bouchon in Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., so there is certainly no rush to get to your table. After a few glasses of rosé, you’ll probably want to stay awhile anyway.
Tucked away in a quaint spot in the Venezia Tower adjacent to one of the property’s many lush gardens, this Thomas Keller eatery allows you to fully enjoy the terrace vibe or the bustling bistro environment.
Start off with a selection of pastries (beignets du jour or a cheese danish) before moving on to oeufs done in preparations that range from benedict to omelet. Additional treats run the gamut, from pecan-smoked bacon to a foie gras terrine.
With both a farmhouse and an urban kitchen vibe, Della’s Kitchen in Delano Las Vegas offers a true farm-to-table experience for your morning. In fact, chef Jay Calimlim is a firm believer in knowing the exact source of the ingredients he uses. Two standout dishes are good for you and tasty: the breakfast burrito, made with a vegetable and egg-white scramble, wheat tortilla and California avocado, and the smoked pork loin benedict with two poached eggs and an espelette hollandaise.
Stacks & Yolks
A locals’ favorite, the pancake selection at Stacks & Yolks is extraordinary and extensive. Choose from a multitude of different batters and toppings. Red velvet batter with chocolate chips and whipped cream cheese sounds (and tastes) like a dream.
If you want to forego the pressurized, create-your-own process, you can always go with the signature stacks. Want something sweet? Try the Birthday Cake stack made with confetti pancakes topped with strawberries, sprinkles and whipped cream. Need something a bit more savory? The Elvis peanut butter pancakes are stuffed with bacon and topped with bananas. There’s no tastier way to pay tribute to the King in the city that he helped put on the map.