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Las Vegas Review: The Coffee Shop -- in Treasure Island

Vegas Victual Views | Jan 11, 2006 10:31 AM

The Coffee Shop, in Treasure Island - TI Hotel and Casino
http://www.treasureisland.com/pages/d...
3300 Las Vegas BlVd.
Las Vegas, NeVada 89109

Time: 11:45 a.m.
Day: Sunday
Mission: Find Some Breakfast

The Wynn: We're staying there, lets try somewhere close by.
The Fashion Show Mall: Food court doesn't have waiter service. Ba Ba Reeba not really a breakfast place. Capitol Grill too expensive.
The Mirage: Too far of a walk. Might faint.
Treasure Island: Close, probably not too expensive. Make a run for it!

The buffet would be awesome -- go go go! Turned away at the front cashier -- no more breakfast food.

Kahunaville -- looks like drinks only.

Krispy Kreme -- nah. Starbucks -- yeah, right.

Isla Mexican Kitchen. A breakfast burrito sure would be tasty. Wait a minute -- no breakfast here, either.

What does it take to get some eggs in this town! It's not like this is a late-night city where people sleep in until the early afternoon then want some stomach-settling breakfast grub.

Mission: failed.

But wait -- there's the Coffee Shop. I see pancakes. Run, before it's too late!

The scene:
Red vinyl seats. Tons of tables. No pretense.

The drinks:
Fresh-squeezed OJ at almost $5. Good, but not that good.
Coffee -- basic diner coffee. Nothing special, especially nothing to name the restaurant after.
Iced tea -- fantastic!

The eats:
Vegetable omelet, and lots of it -- the best I'Ve seen all day!
Two scrambled eggs with bacon, hash browns and toast -- eggs are surprisingly moist, apple wood bacon is thankfully not soggy, but the hash browns could use some more crispiness. Note to self: Say "Extra crispy hash browns" next time.

The Villains:
All this effort to find breakfast food and you don't order breakfast?!

Their heathenistic grub:
Grilled vegetable sandwich (Portobello mushroom, red pepper, onion, etc.) with a side of fruit -- the healthiest thing on the menu. Striking flavor, maybe a tad salty.
Cobb Salad -- is there any lettuce underneath all this? More bleu cheese, bacon, avocado and other toppings on a salad than I'Ve ever seen before. Just an incredible amount of food. And gobs of ranch dressing to boot.

Final Comment: One of the best casual restaurants in the immediate area with a menu at least as long as a movie script.

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