Enjoy a Delicious Breakfast at One of These Ten Las Vegas Restaurants
By Terrisa Meeks
Las Vegas Local Expert
Las Vegas is a terrific place to visit if you love to eat, and if your favorite meal of the day is breakfast, you'll find plenty of restaurants with menus you'll appreciate.
Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas is often noted as an excellent sidewalk-level people-watching spot on the Las Vegas Strip, but the food here may draw your attention away from the people. A hearty and tasty selection of breakfast foods will help you keep your eyes on your plate, no matter what you see going by on the Strip.
If it's French bistro food you're craving for breakfast, Bouchon at the Venetian offers discriminating diners a selection of fine breakfast foods that run the gamut from simple pastries to hearty morning dishes. For those who feel pastries are the best way to start the day, the Jean Philippe Patisserie at Aria delivers an extensive selection of sweet ways to start your day.
For diners who want to fill up before they begin the day, Hash House A Go Go has a selection of generously sized breakfast dishes featuring "twisted farm food." The Peppermill is another restaurant that wants to make sure you go away full, and it offers breakfast 24 hours a day, in case you're hankering for eggs and bacon at 3 a.m.
Off the Strip, Las Vegas favorites like The Cracked Egg, Egg Works, and Original Pancake House serve up breakfast to crowds of mostly local diners. Visitors will feel at home in the family-friendly atmosphere at these breakfast restaurants.
Chef Thomas Keller offers an array of delicious breakfast food at Bouchon, his bistro-style restaurant at the Venetian. Consistently named one of the best breakfasts in Las Vegas, Bouchon offers its guests a breakfast menu with a comprehensive range of dishes. The menu isn't tilted toward huge portions or a single style of dish here. Whether you're only hungry enough for a Danish or scone, or want a full breakfast with eggs, meat, and potatoes, Bouchon has a delectable dish for you. This French bistro style restaurant has a fresh take on breakfast with items like brioche, Lyonnaise potatoes, and boudin blanc (white sausage). (702-414-6200)
9 Original Pancake House
If fluffy, syrupy pancakes are your idea of breakfast heaven, the Original Pancake House has a menu you'll enjoy. The Original Pancake House has a long history going back to 1953 in Portland, Oregon, but diners will probably be more interested in the menu. No style or flavor of pancake has been neglected, and a few you probably haven't thought of are included here. Want bacon in your pancake? You've got it. Coconut Pancakes? No worries. While pancakes are the signature dish here, you'll also find several other breakfast items on the menu. Look for standards like crepes, corned beef hash, waffles, and omelettes. (702-259-7755)
8 Egg Works
The same people who've operated The Egg and I, a long-time favorite of Las Vegas locals, are behind Egg Works. With "egg" in the restaurant's name, expect to find plenty of egg-centric dishes. Specials include a breakfast burrito, corn beef hash, country fried steak, pork chops and eggs, and steak and eggs. If you can think of a dish that centers around eggs, chances are Egg Works has it on the menu. Diners can also enjoy pancakes and waffles, biscuits and gravy, fruit plates, and French toast. You will have to travel a ways off the Strip to enjoy Egg Works, but if you're in the mood for an egg-ceptional breakfast, it might be worth the trip. (702-368-3447)
7 Terrace Pointe Cafe
With a terrific view of the pool at Wynn Las Vegas, the Terrace Pointe Cafe at Wynn offers breakfast diners something interesting to look at and a good selection of breakfast dishes. The menu here is modestly sized, but filled with solid breakfast standards, along with some uncommon options: Maine Lobster Benedict, chicken and waffles, and Pulled Pork Benedict don't pop up on every breakfast menu, but you'll find them here. If you're not feeling adventurous, you can choose from eggs prepared in several ways, French toast, or waffles. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and a sophisticated atmosphere is present no matter which section you choose. ((702) 770-3360)
6 The Cracked Egg
When you're off the Strip, the Cracked Egg is a great place to stop for an old-fashioned breakfast served in a casual setting. Four locations in Las Vegas serve the population throughout the Valley. Judging from the restaurant's frequent listing on "best of" polls in the Las Vegas press, the locals find plenty to keep them coming back. As you might expect from the name, this is a restaurant dedicated to egg-based dishes. You'll find a full selection of basic combinations of eggs and meats, but the "Eggs With Attitude" section is full of scrambles that mix up eggs with all kinds of tasty foods into one big plate of food. You'll find a few varieties of Eggs Benedict here, as well as Huevos Rancheros. (702.220.6449)
5 Jean Philippe Patisserie at Aria
If you're craving something sweet for breakfast, Jean Philipe Patisserie has a pastry for you. Sometimes you want something sweet for your first meal, and if you're hunting for delicious pastries, be sure to check out Aria's Jean Philippe Patisserie. This is not the place for counting calories, so forget about the diet and enjoy fresh crepes and tasty, sweet breakfast pastries. If you're one of those folks who feels that chocolate is perfect for any meal, you'll find plenty of gourmet selections to satisfy your inner chocoholic. Order some coffee to go along with your morning pastry, and get ready for a serious infusion of tasty sweetness to begin your day. ((702) 590-8550)
4 Society Cafe
Upscale elegance is just what you'd expect from the Wynn, where Society Café is so much more than just a café. The Wynn defines Society Café as a casual restaurant, but the food selection here is definitely a serious affair, especially for breakfast. Organic eggs and yogurt, along with seasonal fruit, are sure to please diners who want the freshest foods. Health-conscious diners can also order Irish steel cut oatmeal. The Scrambled Egg Pizza combines spinach, bacon, and cheese for a new breakfast taste. If you'd like to start your day with something different, you could also try the steak and egg sliders, which use filet mignon for the steak. (702-770-7000)
3 Peppermill Restaurant
This vintage Las Vegas bar and restaurant has been open for 40 years. Along with its "Old Vegas" ambiance, the Peppermill also pays homage to the prior eras of the Strip when a hearty breakfast served round the clock was a standard feature of any Las Vegas restaurant. Ham, sausage, turkey sausage, bacon, chorizo, or a steak go along well with a plate full of eggs, bread, or hash browns. You'll find other breakfast staples like Eggs Benedict and biscuits and gravy. Munch's Breakfast combines peppers, onions, sausage, mushrooms, and tomatoes with hash browns, eggs, and cheese. Omelets, pancakes, and waffles are also served. ((702) 735-4177)
2 Hash House A Go Go at The Quad
Come hungry if you decide to eat breakfast at Hash House A Go Go. The restaurant has four locations in Las Vegas, but most visitors will be closest to The Quad location if they're staying on the Strip. "Twisted farm food" is what Hash House A Go Go specializes in, and that "twisted" food comes in very large portions. The House Hashes have potatoes and eggs to go along with combinations like smoked salmon, cream cheese and scallions. Farm Scrambles mix up ingredients like bacon, avocado, onion and Swiss cheese. The menu doesn't stop there, however, in offering diners a large selection of, well, large plates of hearty food. You may not see meatloaf on many breakfast menus, but at Hash House A Go Go, it's only one of many dishes that may challenge your ideas about breakfast food. (702-254-4646)
1 Mon Ami Gabi
While the people-watching at Mon Ami Gabi is unparalleled (there's nothing like a street-side view of the Strip), the food is also worth noting. Whether you're really hungry or looking for something light for breakfast, Mon Ami Gabi has something for you. Fruit and cereal selections include Thick-Cut Oatmeal, muesli, Fresh Fruit Salad and Ruby Red Grapefruit. Eggs come prepared simply, with bacon or sausage; as omelettes; or as the perennial favorite, Eggs Benedict. Croissants, quiche, waffles, pancakes and crepes round out a full breakfast menu. Espresso and cappuccino will give your first meal of the day a caffeinated boost. (702-944-4224)
About Terrisa Meeks
Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She became a traveler long before she could walk. Terrisa has traveled throughout the United States, from Maine to Hawaii, but she especially enjoys exploring the Southwestern United States. Las Vegas is a place she's watched grow and change. While she always enjoys visiting the Strip, Terrisa's true passion is for exploring the lightly-visited Mojave Desert. She gets giddy over hard-to-find back roads, quirky museums, and ghost towns. Her happiest travel moments involve vast expanses of wilderness and a good map.
Read more about Terrisa Meeks here.