The Las Vegas Locals Guide: The best coffee shops in Las Vegas 

The Las Vegas Locals Guide: The best coffee shops in Las Vegas 

By Stacy Rounds

July 9, 2024

We asked our readers to tell us their favorite coffee shops in Las Vegas. Here’s what they said.

Are you on the hunt for the best coffee shops in Las Vegas? Look no further! We asked our readers to vote for their favorite coffee spots in the city, and the results are in. With a two-way tie for first place and an honorable mention, these coffee shops have certainly made a name for themselves in the Las Vegas coffee scene.

Coffee shop at the counter.

Winner 1: Makers & Finders 

1120 S Main St Suite #110

Securing its rightful spot as a winner in our readers’ choice poll, Makers & Finders is a prime example of classic coffee-making blended with two heaping tablespoons of a cool vibe. Located amidst the bustle of Las Vegas, Makers & Finders transforms the ordinary coffee run into an extraordinary adventure for the senses.

Here, you’ll become an explorer embarking on a journey through flavors and aromas. The air is rich with the scent of freshly ground beans. This isn’t your average coffee shop where the menu is an endless repetition of the classics. Here, innovation meets tradition in a delightful dance, offering a variety of unique concoctions.

Makers & Finders has a vibrant, artsy decor that stimulates creativity, it’s the perfect backdrop for a cool first date, a meeting with friends, or a bright yet chill workplace. The ambiance is as inviting as the brunch and beverages, creating a space where every visitor feels welcome, whether they’re a Las Vegas local or a wandering traveler seeking refuge in a cup of joe.

Did we mention brunch? From savory Latin-inspired dishes to sweet treats that satisfy your dessert cravings, Makers & Finders makes sure that your taste buds are never bored. It’s a place where food and coffee come together in harmony, each enhancing the experience of the other.

As a winner in our readers’ choice poll, it’s clear that Makers & Finders is creating a balanced blend of fans, friends, and unforgettable moments. So next time you find yourself in Las Vegas, looking for more than just a caffeine fix, remember Makers & Finders. Step inside, and let your java journey begin. Who knows? You might just find more than a great cup of coffee.

Winner 2: The Writer’s Block 

519 S 6th St Suite #100

If you haven’t visited The Writer’s Block, you’re truly missing out. This coffee shop is where caffeine and pages combine in a symphony of literary delight. Snagging a top place in our reader’s choice poll, this coffee shop, bookstore, writers’ workshop, and artificial bird sanctuary (yes, we said artificial bird sanctuary) hybrid is an oasis for those who love to lose themselves in a good story. Las Vegas may be famous for its neon lights and slot machines, but The Writer’s Block reveals a different side of the city, one that appeals to the intellect and the senses alike.

In this unique space, you’ll find more than just a place to grab a coffee. You’ll find birds of a feather, literally. Plus, you’ll discover a sanctuary filled with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the quiet rustle of turning pages — an escape into another world.

At The Writer’s Block, it may seem as though the coffee is an afterthought, but we assure you, it’s not. They brew a perfectly crafted espresso, a warm, frothy latté, or a creamy flat white. Not to mention the tea blends, specialty drinks, and add-ons to create a truly unique concoction.

As for the books, they’re as varied and interesting as the coffee menu. The Writer’s Block carefully curates its selection, offering an eclectic mix of genres that cater to every reader’s preference. From thrilling mysteries and epic fantasies to insightful non-fiction and avant-garde poetry, the shelves are laden with stories waiting to be discovered. It’s a place where you can find your next adventure or your new favorite author, all while enjoying the cozy comfort of a coffee shop designed for readers, by readers.

The charm of The Writer’s Block lies not just in its offerings but in its ability to bring together a community of like-minded individuals. It’s a haven for discussions, debates, and the sharing of ideas over cups of coffee. Writers find inspiration in the quiet corners, students immerse themselves in study sessions, and friends gather for book club meetings, all within the welcoming space of The Writer’s Block.

If your idea of a perfect day involves getting lost in the pages of a gripping narrative with a delicious beverage in hand, then The Writer’s Block awaits. It’s a place that celebrates the joy of reading and the love of coffee in equal measure.

Honorable Mention: Bad Owl 

300 S 4th Street Suite #007

Would it be too obvious if we said Bad Owl is a hoot? This coffee haven has captured the hearts and taste buds of our readers and has earned an honorable mention in our list of the best coffee shops in Las Vegas. It’s a perfect place to get your caffeine fix, where the magical world of coffee meets forest-core whimsy and delicious treats.

This is an Instagram-worthy hotspot, but don’t let the enchanting aesthetics fool you—the real sorcery happens behind the counter. The Harry Potter-inspired beverages range from the bold and invigorating Espresso Patronum to the soothing and creamy Butterbrew Latte. Each drink is a masterpiece, crafted with care and a touch of magic, destined to transport you straight to the streets of Diagon Alley.

This coffee shop has created an atmosphere that’s as captivating as the beverages themselves. With cozy corners and spellbinding decor, Bad Owl is the perfect retreat for both muggles and wizards. Whether you’re catching up on work, meeting with fellow Potterheads, or simply in need of a quiet nook to enjoy a good book, Bad Owl provides the ideal backdrop.

And while the allure of this coffee spot may seem to stem from its magical theme, the true enchantment lies in the quality of its offerings. From expertly brewed coffee to tantalizing pastries that perfectly complement your drink, every item on the menu is crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. You can truly appreciate the art of coffee, all while indulging in your love for all things magical.

So, if you find yourself in Las Vegas, craving a coffee experience that’s out of this ordinary world, make your way to Bad Owl. It’s a destination where magic happens one cup at a time.

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  • Stacy Rounds

    Stacy Rounds is a writer and growth producer for The Nevadan News. Prior to joining the team, Stacy has worked as a writer, editor, and engagement specialist covering topics ranging from local history, disability advocacy, recreation, and food hotspots to relationships and mental health.

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