8665 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 105, 702-370-4657
New to the Spring Valley area, Cafe Darak offers various types of coffee in an unusual setting. Step into the roughly 1,000-square-foot space and you will find an eclectic mix of furnishings, with no two chairs the same. The eye is immediately drawn to a red Volkswagen van parked in one corner, which is really a life-sized fabric tent. The inside of it sports a couple of beanbag chairs, an open invitation for a picnic. All around are vintage items — a telephone, a typewriter, a record player and steamer trunks that act as tables. Light bulbs are stuffed in a bird cage, and little trinkets are placed everywhere. There are plenty of outlets to plug in laptops or other devices to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi. The sound system is kept low. Look to the chalkboard to see what’s available on the menu, which is heavy on seeing that one gets their caffeine fix. Espresso starts things off at $2, followed by brewed coffee, Americano, cappuccino, cafe latte, cafe mocha, vanilla latte and caramel macchiato. Other items include smoothies, sake rato and hot cocoa. Want lemonade that’s not your usual lemonade? Try the Berryberryade, $4. The two kinds of frappes are strawberry and blueberry, each $5.50. Oreo shakes are $5. Green or jasmine tea and Yuzu are $3. Need something more solid? Cafe Darak also offers a few food items, including muffins, honey bread and cheesecake. Tiramisu is $4. A toasted turkey sandwich is $6.50. Food is served on miniature serving trays, adorned with a miniature vase of ivy and a little toy. Mine was a wind-up penguin that did back-flips. Cafe Darak is open from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily.