I have been in Las Vegas for two weeks and in desperate need of a good coffee. As an Australian my expectations of US coffee shops has been confirmed (they need to send their staff to Australia to learn how to make coffee), that is until I found a coffee shop called Leone Cafe in Tivoli Village on Rampart in Summerlin and I now have eat my own words.
The BEST coffee I have ever had outside Australia and better than 90% of Australian coffee shops. They know coffee and even roast their own beans.
My wife drinks a double shot espresso (short black) and I like a very strong latte. The espresso has a good crema and was good and strong, not too bitter. It was served as an espresso should with a small glass of sparkling soda water. I asked for a latte double shot in a small cup (you have three cup size options depending on how much you want to dilute your coffee with milk). The latte was as lattes should be with a good crema and a some coffee art in the milk. The latte was superb .
The staff are excellent very pleasant and professional and also demonstrate a passion for good coffee.
If you like coffee the way it should be served, then I recommend you go out of your way to visit Leone Cafe for your daily fix or two. They are located in a beayuiful little village shopping center called the Tivoli Village in Summerlim.
9 May 2012