Downtown Las Vegas lands a new coffee shop filled with works from local artists and vegan pastries on Saturday, October 10, when Golden Fog Coffee makes its long-awaited debut at the new ShareDowntown residential apartment complex in the Gateway District.
Local artist Derek Douglas (known professionally as Snipt) and his wife Juliet, a hospitality and event professional, own Golden Fog Coffee, which plans to carry Sightglass Coffee, an independent, sibling-owned coffee company based in San Francisco. Golden Fog’s name is an ode to Juliet’s childhood in San Francisco and the couple’s love of the Vegas Golden Knights.
The coffee shop clocks in at 1,400 square feet with room for 35 diners at full capacity. Customers can sit at the bar counter to charge their equipment while looking out the tall windows. On Casino Center Boulevard, Golden Fog offers patio seating. Diners pay via kiosks or an app, and the coffee shop is completely cash free.
The menu features 100 percent vegetarian dishes and plant milks, along with more than 20 loose leaf teas from Tealet and Rishi. Vegetarian pastries span croissants, turnovers, bagels, granola, and cookies.
The space features artwork on a gallery wall and a rotating mural that initially features a typography creation by Conor. Diners can pick up limited-edition cups, T-shirts, and more branded with works from local artists during a monthly pop-up program.
The Douglases hired Gina Sage, a working artist under the name “There She Is,” as their general manager, and Sean Atkinson as lead barista.
The Downtown respite plans to offer free drip coffee all day and 20 percent off all other menu items on its opening day.
Golden Fog Coffee, 1300 S. Casino Center Boulevard, 702-476-3933. Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.