The Coffee Class
Cold Nitro Infused Chai Latte with Oat Milk
Strawberry Balsamic Scone
Roasted Pineapple and Carrot Muffin with Toasted Coconut and Cream Cheese Icing
Salty Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookie
Homemade Biscuits, Orange Blossom Butter, Blackberry Preserves, Cherry Preserves, Strawberry Balsamic Jam
Sweet and Savory Mixed Nuts
Orange Blossom Crème Brulee Oven Baked French Toast, Maple Syrup, Orange Blossom Butter
Chia Pudding, Yogurt, Strawberry Jam, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Housemade Granola
Avocado Toast, Onion Jam, Bacon Bits, Heirloom Tomatoes, Micro Greens
Ham and Gruyere Cheese Quiche, Signature Salad with House Vinaigrette
Galette with Spinach, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Herb Goat Cheese, Signature Salad with House Vinaigrette
Elevated Egg Salad Toast, Heirloom Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion, Avocado, Smoked Bacon
Smoked Salmon Toast, Dill Cream Cheese, Capers, Red Onions
For residents west of Las Vegas Boulevard it has been some time since the local Breakfast scene featured any exciting developments, Rosallie on South Rainbow and Lulu’s up north consistently the best options going on four years, while inhabitants of Henderson and nearby recently saw mornings grow even stronger thanks to The Coffee Class at 8878 South Eastern Avenue.
Open for just one week, a local real estate agent with a passion for Coffee opting to set up shop in the same complex as Truffles N Bacon Café, it is in consultation with Chef Beth Ryan-Small that the cozy yet upscale space seeks to give guests an all-day experience, the current soft-opening largely focused on Breakfast-y items but soon to feature everything from Paninis to plated Desserts.
Built on the premise of exposing locals to single origin Beans and “extraordinary service,” the latter as yet far from reality as a youthful staff bumbles around the counter before aimlessly shouting the names of guests who have frequently been waiting more than fifteen minutes for uncomplicated Beverages, it is thankfully in comfortable seats that patrons wait patiently as light music and complimentary Wi-Fi provide entertainment.
Sleek and sparse in terms of decoration, comparisons to Ryan-Smalls previous employers at Mothership Coffee Roasters impossible to avoid in terms of décor, it is fortunate that The Coffee Class’ Food already sets a high-standard, Beth’s best-in-Las Vegas Scones yet again a highlight thanks to seasonal Strawberry Balsamic Jam and lots of Butter.
Eventually forgoing Coffee due to excessive wait times and unapologetic forgetfulness, ready-made Nitro Chai prepared Vegan instead offering bold aromatics amidst a creamy background, it was in follow-up to the Scone that Beth once again impressed with Cookies and Muffins, the former with varying sizes of Chocolate and Butterscotch a textural masterpiece while the combination of caramelized Pineapple and Carrots with toasted Coconut should also not be missed.
Performing better than many with an Almond Croissant, housemade Cream-filling leagues better than cloying Frangipane, it is for $7 that guests are sold three Biscuits with a platter of accoutrements, the price similar to Yardbird’s cost for four questionable though the lamination and bright flavor of Buttermilk match their high standard even prior to the addition of Preserved Fruit, Jam or Orange Blossom Butter.
Treated to a cup of Mixed Nuts, blended Herbs and Simple Syrup creating a sweet and savory flavor that goes well with anything, it was straight from the oven that The Coffee Class’ French Toast offered “destination-worthy” decadence, the Crème Brulee base thoroughly saturating buttery Brioche just as Yogurt does Chia Seeds in a Parfait comprised of Strawberries and housemade Granola.
Now steering savory, a trio of Toasts most noteworthy for “Elevated Egg Salad” that uses a pinch of Dijon to accent Heirloom Tomatoes and Pickled Red Onions, it is by way of light heat and briny Bacon that ubiquitous Avocado Toast also fares well while smoked Salmon with all the expected additions will not disappoint fans of Lox on their Bagel.
Rounding out the morning with a $9 Quiche and $12 Galette, both offered with organic Produce slicked in vibrant Vinaigrette, suffice it to say that those dissuaded by Onion should leave the latter for guests who love bold flavors while the Quiche offered in three varieties is baked-to-order and absolutely delicious from golden Crust to fluffy center.
THREE AND A HALF STARS: Open for less than a week, and still **VERY** green in terms of service, The Coffee Class is nonetheless ready to wow with sweets and savories from Chef Beth Ryan-Small. Still in soft-opening mode, with Sandwiches, Desserts and more Coffees to come, this place has the potential to be great but for now needs to focus on expediting and systems to make sure orders come out both correct and on time.
RECOMMENDED: Strawberry Balsamic Scone, Roasted Pineapple and Carrot Muffin with Toasted Coconut, Salty Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookie, Homemade Biscuits, Orange Blossom Crème Brulee Oven Baked French Toast, Ham and Gruyere Cheese Quiche, Elevated Egg Salad Toast.
AVOID: Apparently Coffee. Having witnessed no less than three drinks circle the room unclaimed, in addition to at least two items shouted *loudly* for a missing “Raoul,” it also took a staff of seven twenty minutes, a reminder and two tries to get a tablemate’s Macchiato right.
TIP: 7a-8p Sunday through Thursday and until 9pm Friday and Saturday.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.