While Las Vegas is known for its neon glow amid nonstop entertainment and nightlife, there are also enclaves featuring a quiet place to read while sipping a cup of coffee. These coffee shops also offer atmosphere, WiFi and a chance to socialize with other people if in the mood after reading. Many feature places to sit outdoors to take advantage of the great Southern Nevada weather and read in natural light. The neighborhood coffee pub thrives on its customers who combine literary pursuits with a cup of java.

Cafe Leone (Credit, Debbie Hall)

Leoné Café
400 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 165
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 684-5853

Café Leone in northwest Las Vegas is an Italian-inspired coffee shop with espresso drinks, breakfast and pastries. There is comfortable seating indoors and in front of the business on the sidewalk patio. Since it is located in Tivoli Village, an outdoor mall with a European design, there is no traffic to distract from reading and sipping that coffee. The shop has floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light and eclectic music is played in the background.

Coffee Pub
2800 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 2A
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 367-1913

A Las Vegas institution since 1984, the Coffee Pub remains a favorite place for Southern Nevada. Patio dining is a staple of the pub with a chance to sit and relax with a good book. The coffee shop offers a full breakfast and lunch menu including vegetarian options along with freshly brewed coffee and smoothies. There is plenty of parking along with free WiFi.

The Beat Coffee House and Records
520 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-2328

Located in a former medical center in downtown Las Vegas, the Beat Coffee House and Records offers more than just coffee and a place to read. Vinyl is played next to the cash register with records for sale and a library is offered with books to trade and read. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow one to sit and people watch before returning to the written word. For the more focused, there are comfortable couches. Art galleries, music and trivia night night add to the Beat Coffee House experience.

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Sambalatte Torrefazione
750 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 9
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 272-2333

Sambalatte Torrefazione is a café with outdoor seating, an indoor lounge area and a quiet loft. Brewing coffee is taken very seriously with seven processes available including French press, vacuum brew, chemex pot and aero press. A changing menu with healthy choices include salads and sandwiches as well as pastries offered alongside teas and smoothies. Entertainment is featured in the evenings and art covers the walls. There is parking and rechargeable WiFi stations along with a book library.

The Coffee House
117 S. Water St.
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 752-3199

The Coffee House in downtown Henderson resembles someone’s living area with a counter. Couches and stuffed chairs with coffee tables are placed around the walls with seating in the center of the room. Beverages offered include coffee, espresso, tea and Italian sodas along with snacks and pastries. Local artists, musicians and poets are featured in the evening and the business is operated by a husband-and-wife team encouraging their patrons to just hang out.

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Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (34 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.