Leone Café in part of Tivoli Village, Las Vegas. Not to be confused with the Tivoli located in Italy, where Villa d’Este is located. But this is Vegas, and renditions from all over the world are represented here.
The place was bustling with people in the morning. They had two 2-group La Marzocco FB 80’s churning out espresso based drinks.
The beans are distinctly European in flavor even though they are from San Diego. It was thin on crema and tasted a bit burnt. But this is ok because most of the tables had ordered giant lattes and cappuccinos. There were multiple flavorings ready to be injected in.
As a café, I am pretty sure that this is pretty good, the menu looked good and most of the people seemed very happy with the food.
For pure coffee, I would say quality control needs to be improved. The steam wands were not wiped too cleanly, and the espresso shot glasses were pretty dirty behind the counter. This is a discipline and perfection kind of thing and a great espresso needs that type of coaxing and fine tuning. My meeting guest had a latte and the latte art too needs to be improved.
Keep fine tuning. If you are on the West side of Las Vegas in Summerlin this is an easy place to go to.