Café Americano: An Ideal Breakfast Spot in Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace
Las Vegas’ massive resort-casinos don’t have too many windows, and the restaurants inside them can often feel a little closed-off as a result. But if you’re looking to start your day inside Caesars Palace with an excellent breakfast and plenty of sunlight, then follow the crowds to the restaurant just off the lobby, called Café Americano.
The large restaurant is open 24/7, and when we dined there for breakfast at the invitation of the restaurant, just about every table was full. We were able to sit in a back room that boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, with a great view of both the restaurant’s outdoor terrace (complete with an outdoor bar) and the Strip.
The breakfast menu here offers something for everyone. Griddled options include buttermilk pancakes, Belgian waffle with berries, and Captain Crunch brioche French toast; egg dishes include omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, and Benedicts; the corned beef in the hash is housemade; and there are plenty of healthy lighter options as well, like fruit platters and egg white wraps. For those looking for something hearty, there’s the Hair of the Dog, with ham, bacon, shaved pork, eggs, American cheese, and white Cheddar on a jalapeno waffle. To drink, there are several smoothies and fresh juices, as well as a large variety of cocktails and bloody Mary variations; bottomless mimosas are also an option.
The true gauge of any breakfast spot, in my opinion, is the eggs Benedict, and Café Americano’s really hit the nail on the head: The English muffin was nicely toasted, Canadian bacon was thick-sliced and high-quality, poached eggs were still perfectly runny, and the hollandaise was rich, perfect in consistency, and balanced in flavor. A few sprigs of chive and a buttery golden-brown pile of hash browns sealed the deal. Service was also on-point; our server was always nearby and ready to refill our coffee or mimosa, and also suggested we order a bowl of berries, which were fresh and tasty.
If you’re looking for a low-key breakfast spot on the Strip where classics are made fresh with high-quality ingredients, windows let in ample sunlight, and the mimosas are free-flowing, you should seriously consider Café Americano.