Rachel’s Kitchen is a small local chain with four locations in the Las Vegas area, the newest of which just opened in Suite 160 of the Odgen Building at 150 North Las Vegas Blvd. Lunch (burgers, sandwiches and salads, with fresh juices and smoothies for the health conscious and a decent selection of beer and wine for the rest of us) will probably be their most popular meal. Breakfast is, however, what I went there to check out.
We arrived at 9:30 am on a Saturday and the place was mostly empty. Rachel’s is a bright cheery space with a counter where you place your order and tables where you can relax while your food is prepared and delivered. We were in line behind a couple of guys from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue who were picking up a large order to bring back to the station, probably a good sign.
We ordered a hot mocha to share, I had the French Toast ($7.50) and my girlfriend ordered the Breakfast Burrito ($7.25). We were given a number to place at our table so our order could be delivered. We chose to take advantage of the mild weather and dine on the patio.
The mocha arrived in a to-go cup. It was hot and was good, but really more of a hot chocolate. If you’re like me, and you want more coffee than chocolate flavor in your mocha, you better ask them to go easy on the chocolate. To be fair, I have this issue with most places that serve “mocha” drinks.
My french toast with fresh fruit was very nicely presented, and it tasted as good as it looked. It was made with a sweet bread and had strong flavors of cinnamon and vanilla. It was served with cut fresh fruit and syrup on the side. All the fruit was good, but the highlight was the pinapple, which tasted very fresh and juicy.
I couldn’t resist tasting my girlfriend’s breakfast buritto. Inside were scrambled eggs, fresh salsa, fresh guacamole and cheese. Very nice! All wrapped in paper and cut in half, this would make a great breakfast on the go. It came with a side of home fries.
We found the staff to be very friendly, and overall the food was quite good. It’s great to have another restaurant downtown with outdoor seating. During our meal we were approached by a man looking for some change, otherwise it was quiet and peaceful watching the world go by from our table on Las Vegas Blvd. So place your order and take a seat out front, as long as you don’t mind being approached by a beggar or two. It might remind you that you’re in a real city, and not just an adult Disneyland.
- Rachel’s Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch fare from 7am-7pm Mon-Thu, 7am-8pm Fri/Sat.
- Local delivery is available (via bicycle!) from 10am-2pm. $20 minimum, $2.50 fee.
- Rachel’s has three other locations: 3330 Hualapai Drive, 9691 Trailwood Drive and 2265 Village Walk Drive (in the District, Henderson)
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