Local Eats: Baguette Cafe
I cover mostly touristy parts of Las Vegas for work. I started Local Eats to write about restaurants around Las Vegas that are away from the Vegas Strip. Most of these restaurants are on the west side of town since that’s where I live. The majority of the restaurants and cafe’s are new to me since I don’t eat out around here often.
Since visiting Baguette Cafe I’ve learned that this unassuming French cafe in an office plaza is one of the hidden gems in Las Vegas. Somehow, the name never made it to me until this summer. The cafe wasn’t easy to find as both Google and Apple maps took me to different entrances to the office plaza.
I was invited to lunch by two people who looooooove Baguette Cafe so I let them order. We shared an eggplant curry sandwich, prosciutto sandwich, and a veggie Quiche. I would never have ordered any of these items but I’m always up for a new experience. Everything we ate was very good. Like very good.
This was my first time eating Quiche. The veggie version was delicious and probably the best thing I ate at Baguette Cafe. Veggies usually turn me off but I tasted some kind of smokiness in the eggs and it was fantastic.
The prosciutto sandwich was also very good. This is the lone item I might order on my own. I’d add from fresh mozzarella and a little olive oil but that’s my personal taste. The star of this sandwich was actually the delicious bread. I think a dab of oil would have made me flip the table over with exuberance. It’s probably a good thing it was a dry sandwich for this lunch.
The biggest surprise was the eggplant curry. This sandwich was also very good but it had a weird effect on me. I enjoyed the little piece we shared but I’d never order a full sandwich. Curry is just not a flavor I crave.
I’ve never heard of curry on a sandwich before. I appreciated the unique option to eat curry. The curry sauce helped to highlight the delicious bread. If you like curry, you must try one of these sandwiches.
Overall, I really enjoyed Baguette Cafe. The “problem” here is that it gets so busy at noon when the office buildings unleash the masses for lunch. Thankfully, the wise Baguette Cafe veterans knew this and set an early lunch time so we had a table and didn’t wait for food. I’d stop here if I’m in the area looking for an early lunch or early dinner during the week.
I’d stop at Baguette Cafe again if I’m in the area looking for an early lunch or early dinner during the week. It seems as though are many very good French bakeries on the west side of Las Vegas. Nothing wrong with that.
Baguette Cafe is at 8359 West Sunset Road.
Visit baguettecafelv.com for more information.
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