For a number of years now I have been convinced that the most over-priced dining in Las Vegas are at the Cafe/Coffee Shops.
Las Vegas used to have some wonderful coffee shops. Sahara, Frontier, Stardust, Flamingo, Dunes, and of course at the top end Desert Inn. They served comfort food 24 hours a day at very reasonable prices.They had the graveyard specials for $2.99, but even the regular meals were well-priced and satisfying.
Las Vegas changed when Bellagio, Venetian and Mandalay Bay brought in a new type of luxury. They didn't have old-fashioned coffee shops----they had Cafes. Bellagio Cafe, Grand Lux & Raffles were their 24 hour options. Previously these would have been considered restaurants and not coffee shops, but all casinos had to have 24 hour dining options so they played this role. After these were successful the other hotels looked at their own coffee shops and "upgraded" menus and of course prices.
But if you just wanted bacon and eggs for breakfast the price almost doubled. It might be slightly better quality and a nicer atmosphere, but it's still bacon & eggs. A burger or sandwich and a soda for lunch at Monte Carlo Cafe or MGM might now cost a couple $25-$30.
At least if I go to a fancy restaurant I know that I am getting upgraded menu selections, cuisine, etc, so I can see value there. If I stick to cheap dining I also know that I get what I pay for and so receive value.
But IMO, it doesn't matter if you go to Cafe at Monte Carlo, the Bellagio Cafe, or Terrace Point Cafe at Wynn----they are all over-priced. So we don't go to these very often. We would rather pay a few dollars more and go to a nicer restaurant or just dine cheaply. It's a shame. because I used to like going to Vegas coffee shops.