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An individual works on their computer at Vesta Coffee Roasters in the Arts District in Las Vegas. (Elizabeth Page Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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April is Poetry Month — here are coffee shops in which local poets do their best writing
This story first appeared in the Spring issue 2022 issue of rjmagazine, a quarterly published inside the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

What coffee shops do poets love?

Updated March 13, 2022 - 12:11 am

Gäbi Coffee & Bakery

Gäbi Coffee & Bakery (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gäbi Coffee & Bakery (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

5805 Spring Mountain Road gabicafe.com

They make delicious green tea lattes and it’s just so lovely inside with the greenhouse of pastries, eclectic seating, and the stacks of books surrounding a built-in wooden mountain. Even the lighting kind of puts me in mind to, well, maybe not work — but daydream, which is, I’d say, an essential part of the process. — Elizabeth Quiñones-Zaldaña, author of “Bougainvillea” 

Grouchy John’s

Grouchy John's Coffee (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Grouchy John's Coffee (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

8520 S. Maryland Parkway No. 100 grouchy john’s.com

Some of my favorite pieces were created in what I consider to be a true enclave in the crazy, fractious Vegas art scene. — Harry Fagel

 

Cottonwood Station

Cottonwood Station (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Cottonwood Station (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

14 Cottonwood Drive, Blue Diamond cottonwoodstationeatery.com

It can be less busy than some of the downtown Vegas spots, so I don’t feel as guilty about sitting for a while. They make a truly delicious cup of coffee and offer a friendly, unique atmosphere. There is indoor seating from which you can see the pizza oven and admire quirky dioramas, and there is outdoor seating including heated benches and a fire pit. — Heather Lang-Cassera, author of “Gathering Broken Light”

 

Public Works Coffee Bar

The Public Works Coffee Bar (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Public Works Coffee Bar (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

314 S. Water St. publicworkscoffee.com

By some coffee-magic, I completed and sent “Plutonium & Platinum Blonde” and “Mojave in July” to my publishers from here. The menu is great, the staff is friendly, and the gallery and murals anchor the growing arts presence on Water Street. — Angela M. Brommel of “Mojave in July”

 

Vesta Coffee Roasters

Vesta Coffee Roasters (Elizabeth Page Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vesta Coffee Roasters (Elizabeth Page Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

1114 S. Casino Center Blvd. vestacoffee.com

Coffee & food are a joy. It’s a good place to meet people. — Bruce Isaacson

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