One thing I love to do, whenever I travel, is find a local coffee house and go and support them. I found Sambalatte on Yelp and ventured out to find it. It is a bit of a drive from the strip, but so worth it. It is located in on open shopping area but parking wasn't so bad since it's not really a mall.
When we walked in, the place was packed. The seating reminded me of New York, very close together. There is a large communal computer table which looked like it could be fun to hang out at. We ordered cappuccinos to go thinking we couldn't find a seat, but we did score a couple of chairs on their small upstairs balcony.
As I was waiting for our coffees, I believe their roaster was there or maybe it was a new roaster they were considering. I would have wanted to get in on their tasting. One of the workers was brewing different beans and they were tasting them. Looked like fun!
I love the vibe of the place! I bought several bags of coffee: Brazil, Ethiopia, and Honduras. I brewed one a day since we were in town for a week and each one had its own distinctive delicious flavor. The manager/owner sure knows his coffee. If you can get a table, it is a great place to chill for a bit. I would never come here to work or read, but coffee and conversation is a must. I will definitely come back whenever I'm in town.
Sambalatte, ti amo!
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