Sambalatte, a Las Vegas coffee roastery that opened its flagship bar and restaurant three years ago, plans to open two additional locations, pitching to consumers “a complete sensory immersion” in coffee.
Hospitality industry veteran Luiz Oliveira says the two new locations will expand on the initial brand concept reflected in the flagship Sambalatte location at 750 S. Rampart Blvd., including offering certified organic coffees from throughout the world brewed by any number of methods, including single pourovers, Chemex, siphons, aeropress and French press.
The first new location, designed by local architecture firm Novus, will be on Las Vegas’s Southwest side, at 6555 South Jones Blvd. The third Sambalatte bar and restaurant is planned for a new MGM Resorts International entertainment project, involving the transformation of the front facades of New York-New York and Monte Carlo into an outdoor plaza experience with casual bars and eateries. Oliveira says he plans to hire approximately 40 people for the two new locations.
“The idea is to expand the Sambalatte brand to another venue, incorporating the best features from the original Sambalatte location while continuing to provide the same experience,” he said. “We want you to feel like you are stepping back in time to a simpler era.”