Joe Maxx Coffee

This chain coffee shop from the midwest is open in southeast Vegas. The minimal, modern interior, full of art from local artists, is home to quality coffee drinks, pastries made in-house, breakfast sandwiches, and wraps. Specialty drinks are great options to get, like the black and tan (rich mocha steamed with creamy peanut butter) or… Continue reading Joe Maxx Coffee

Jean Philippe Patisserie

For anyone craving sweets, this spot is a must. It’s a much large space than their sister spot in the Bellagio and has a larger selection. They’ve got some of the most beautiful and artistic pastries in town with flavors that equal their beauty. Pastries are perfect any time of day. Their almond croissant was… Continue reading Jean Philippe Patisserie

Le Petit Café & Bakery

Their out-of-the-way location probably doesn’t draw many passerby’s, no doubt relying on traffic from the nearby hospital and office parks. But, it’s a spot worth visiting if you’re in the area Their bread pudding looked small as it arrived at the table, but was filling. Served warm, the center was soft and soaked through with… Continue reading Le Petit Café & Bakery


This national chain specializes in custom vegan cinnamon rolls. You can create your own concoction based on over a dozen frosting flavors and nearly two dozen toppings. If you can’t decide, choose from one of their preconceived flavor combos. I opted for the chocolate chip cheesecake. While I think it’s great that they use ingredients… Continue reading Cinnaholic

tsp. Baking Company

Owned by Kari Garcia, the former co-owner and baker of Retro Bakery, tsp serves mini cupcakes, along with specialty cakes, Lappert’s ice cream, cookies, and rolls that she has branded as “fairy rolls.” Cupcake flavors are mostly different than what she had at Retro and while I loved the mini cupcake and full-sized cupcakes at… Continue reading tsp. Baking Company

Salted Malted Bakery & Creamery

I have a backlog of reviews I need to write from places I’ve visited five months ago. Salted Malted is one of them and I’m pushing this to the top of the queue, unfortunately, because they’re closing for good this weekend. This place is fantastic. I loved their chocolate chip cookies. It’s everything a great… Continue reading Salted Malted Bakery & Creamery

Cafe Breizh

Spring Valley is home to yet more top-tier talent in Jerome Marchand and Pierre Gatel. The latter’s credentials are impressive — an early career in New York with Francois Payard and Alain Ducasse followed by over a decade at the Wynn and Encore. You won’t find more beautiful, artistic, well crafted pastries anywhere off the… Continue reading Cafe Breizh

JinJu Chocolates

This is the second outpost for Chef Jin Caldwell. More spacious and better decorated than the original spot at the Container Store, the space is beautiful, a chocoholic’s dream. It’s full of chocolates, pastries, cakes, and drinks. Cakes by the slice are available and they’re a must. The milk chocolate PB&J cake has a subtle… Continue reading JinJu Chocolates

Delices Gourmands French Bakery

Located in an old strip mall at the corner of Sahara and Valley View, Delices Gourmands is fairly large, with much of their space dedicated to the production of pastries and other goods. Display cases are extensive, walling off their open kitchen space to show a wide variety of items. Several tables line the walls… Continue reading Delices Gourmands French Bakery


Opened in 2015 by Frenchman Jonathan Pluvinet, Rosallie is a family business that began in the 1980s with Pluvinet’s parents’ cafe of the same name operating in the south of France. Filled with items created by family recipes, this cafe has quickly become a go-to destination in Las Vegas. The pastries are exceptional. It may… Continue reading Rosallie

Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant

I’ve driven by Blueberry Hill countless times and never given it much thought. But, having enjoyed a meal at one of their other locations, it was time to check out this location at the corner of Flamingo and Decatur with family in tow. The building was renovated a couple years back and the interior looks… Continue reading Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant

Tart Bites

I tried 2 things from this bakery — cake pops and a wedding cake. It was for my brother’s wedding. The cake was absolutely gorgeous — a small, single tiered cake covered in icing that looked like white and purple roses. It was a stunning beauty with equally great flavors. Moist and thick, there were… Continue reading Tart Bites

Jacques Cafe

***Update: business closed*** A new entry into the growing fast-casual market, Jacques Cafe in Summerlin can lay claim to plenty of buzzwords used these days when marketing restaurants — chef-drive, sustainable, quality ingredients, scratch kitchen, etc. But don’t let the name on the door fool you. This isn’t a French bistro. It’s a modern American… Continue reading Jacques Cafe

Sambalatte Torrefazione

I’m not a coffee drinker so I’ve been reluctant to check out Sambalatte despite its popularity. I finally gave in and tried it for lunch. The Greek salad was not good at all. The dressing had a funky metallic taste that rendered it inedible. The sandwiches, on the other hand were good but a little… Continue reading Sambalatte Torrefazione

Sugar Pine Bake Shop

Another review that’s long overdue, my wife purchased some cupcakes from this shop for my birthday last year during our weekend trip to Big Bear. Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures of any of the cupcakes except the vanilla with chocolate — easily the most pedestrian of the bunch. The rest were surprisingly good. The snickerdoodle… Continue reading Sugar Pine Bake Shop