The Lodge Coffee House and Tavern
5745 S. Durango Drive at West Russell Road; 702-220-8880
The nice thing about this coffee house is that it’s open 24 hours a day and so is the drive-through window. Coffee beans come from Boulder City-based Colorado River Coffee Roasters for 12-, 16- or 20-ounce cups of coffee, lattes (hot or iced), cafe au laits, cappuccinos, mocha or enjoy a hot tea. There are smoothies in such flavors as mango, strawberry and tangerine. The menu has paninis and wraps, starring the Cafe Lodge made with smoked turkey, ham, bacon, tomatoes, basil mayo and Provolone. Others include Caprese, ham and aged Vermont white cheddar, turkey and spinach, and herb chicken arugula with bleu cheese crumbles. Popular wraps are ham and cheddar with Dijon mustard, turkey and Provolone, chicken Caesar and the veggie with romaine and spring mix lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, portobello mushrooms and Provolone tossed with balsamic dressing inside a spinach tortilla. Several salads are arugula and spinach with green apples, Coffee House and Caprese with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, balsamic reduction, extra-virgin olive oil and Italian micro basil on a bed of greens. There are a variety of pastries. Pets are welcome on the patio. Paninis start at $7.25. The Lodge is open 24/7.
— Jack Bulavsky