Anyone that has ever struggled with healthy cooking or portion control will find an ally in Fix8 Fitness Cafe, an eatery that prides itself on its fitness-friendly food. A typical plate here includes a protein such as salmon, garlic steak, or spicy peanut chicken, available in either a four- or eight-ounce serving, depending on the diner's dietary needs. Greens keep the meal balanced and healthy, while a slew of tempting, yet nutritious sides like asparagus or sweet potatoes may be substituted sans guilt. Best of all, guests watching their calorie intake won't be tempted towards calorie-laden deserts––Fix8 doesn't serve them, since they're typically not nutritious and are often full of hard-to-digest candles.
Every element of LM Caf? is designed to make its patrons comfortable. Exposed wooden walls surround comfy couches, upon which visitors can relax while surfing the web or sipping cups of Peet's coffee. Among the few suppliers of Peet's in the Las Vegas valley, LM Caf?'s baristas incorporate premium blends into classic espresso drinks, including Americanos and caramel lattes. To complement its beverage selection?which also encompasses black, green, and herbal teas?the caf? stocks plenty of daily-made salads and locally baked goods. For heartier appetites, LM Caf? serves classic sandwich options like roast beef or ham and Swiss.
With more than 700 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company’s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as peach perfection and strawberry whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including peanut butter moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate.
For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320–420 calories each.
At The MadHouse Coffee, baristas craft hot and cold coffees and teas and serve them up alongside made-to-order sandwiches and freshly baked pastries. Patrons can sip on a peanut-butter-infused Monkey Mocha between bites of the Island of Capri sandwich, full of creamy mozzarella, tomatoes, and oregano hugged by two slices of focaccia bread. The MadHouse Coffee also offers a selection of desserts such as tiramisu, which guests can nibble as they take in the vibrantly remixed pieces of artwork on tables, walls, and employees’ foreheads.
The proprietors behind TIABI Coffee & Waffle Bar?short for "To Inspire and Be Inspired"?met in 2007 as journalism majors at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It didn't take long for the duo to forsake the smell of ink for the scent of fresh coffee and made-from-scratch waffles, which immediately greets visitors as they step into the eatery. A bulk of those housemade waffles are playfully shaped like hashtags, which cooks then top with nutella and sliced almonds or use to sandwich slices of turkey sausage. To complement each savory or sweet treat, sip on imported coffees, which are incorporated into specialties such as cake-flavored iced coffee.
Of course, TIABI's selection isn't limited to the restaurant's two namesakes. Cooks assemble sandwiches with other fixings such as chicken breast and agave soy dressing, while baristas concoct tea blends with flavors such as organic green and pineapple. Guests dine amid a soothing atmosphere of polished hardwoods, walls adorned with local art, and comfy chairs made from leather and actual clouds.
At Cafe Casera, CC Sizzle Entrees transcend mere onomatopoeia with blends of spices, ground beef, pork, onion, cabbage, and special cheese sauce first created in 1968. These signature dishes sprang from the mind of the restaurant's founder, and today, there are multiple ways to enjoy these savory Mexican melanges. One way is nacho style?on top of homemade tortilla chips. Another is rolled up as a burrito inside a homemade tortilla or scooped into a taco shell, offering a far more satisfyingly crunch than inside Faberge eggs. You can even order a Sizzler burger, with the fixings sandwiched between a bun.
Cafe Casera complements their signature CC Sizzle Entrees with classic Mexican comfort foods. Its menu also features bean-and-cheese burritos, cheese quesadillas, and ground beef tacos, as well as sweet Mexican cookies and cinnamon-drizzled sopaipillas for dessert.