The Coffee Class
Maple Taro Latte
Ethiopia Sidamo Shantewene Single Origin Pour Over from City Bean Roasters
Chicken Pot Pie – Onions, Celery, Carrots, Peas, Buttery Rosemary Biscuit
Housemade Biscuit – Orange Butter, Strawberry Balsamic Jam
Pineapple Upside Down Cake – Caramelized Pineapple & Cherry Compote, Rum Soaked Cake, Coconut Whip Cream, Caramel
Vegan Cherry Pie
Vegan Pear and Almond Tart
Salty Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookie
Opened in July 2019 with a promise of “extraordinary service” The Coffee Class seemed to have rushed out the gate, but having now spent five months fine-tuning the concept Kyle Cunningham’s goal of introducing locals to single origin Beans can finally be experienced as intended.
A passion project for the local real estate professional, who can frequently be found on-site educating staff and greeting customers, it is in consultation with Chef Beth Ryan-Small that the cozy yet upscale space seeks to give guests an all-day experience, the menu focused mostly on Breakfast items but also featuring everything from Pot Pie and Panini to plated Desserts.
Sleek and light in terms of decor, with a covered outdoor patio recently added and still comfortable on New Year’s Eve, it was around 1:00pm that The Coffee Class was found with all tables occupied, it’s Pastry case emptied of more popular items but the digital display still packed with choices both savory and sweet.
Much improved in terms of service, friendly Baristas behind high-end machinery charged with a variety of tasks ranging from Pour-Over and Espresso to Tea service, it was after lengthy debate that a Maple Taro Latte was requested, its smoothness particularly noteworthy atop Milk-subdued notes of Pure Maple Syrup.
Taking a window-seat after ordering, Chef Ryan-Small visibly preparing items fresh through a slot looking into The Coffee Class’ kitchen, it was not long before two styles of Biscuit arrived, the first a reference-standard Buttermilk version with housemade Butter and Jam while the latter was larger, with Rosemary, and perched atop a meaty Pot Pie.
Opting for a Single Origin V60 from Ethiopia to go with sweeter selections, City Bean Roasters of Los Angeles providing the buttery medium-roast, Beth again showed a deft hand when baking vegan with both her Cherry Pie and Pear Tart with Almonds, the former indistinguishable from something made with Butter white the latter finishes with a linger of Coconut.
Playing light music overhead, and offering guests plenty of workspace complete with USB Chargers and complimentary Wi-Fi, it is replacing summer’s Roasted Pineapple and Carrot Muffin that guests will find Pineapple Upside Down Cake, a combination of Caramelized Pineapple and Cherry Compote with Rum sweet yet balanced while Chef Ryan-Small’s Salty Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookie remains one of Sin City’s best in terms of taste as well as texture.
FOUR AND A HALF STARS: Recently celebrating 5 months at 8878 South Eastern Avenue, and a far more fluid operation than shortly after opening, The Coffee Class pairs well-sourced Beans with a menu from Chef Beth Ryan-Small for one of the area’s best under-the-radar experiences.
RECOMMENDED: Maple Taro Latte, Chicken Pot Pie, Housemade Biscuit, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Vegan Cherry Pie, Salty Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookie.
AVOID: Late arrivals are likely to miss out on some of the good stuff, as Baked Goods are made in small batches to assure freshness.
TIP: 7a-8p daily, with online delivery facilitated by Grubhub and Yelp!
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.