I’m not a morning person. Never have been. The alarm clock might be my least favorite sound in the world. But there’s one thing I like about waking up: breakfast sandwiches. The best versions are comforting, helping to ease us into our day. Bacon, egg, cheese and bread might be the traditional take, but there are so many other variations around Las Vegas. Here are a few to seek out.
Croissant Egg Sandwich at Sunrise Coffee
Forget the meat here and lean into that veggie goodness. The egg is topped with crisp spinach, juicy tomato and creamy avocado, and vegenaise is so much better than mayo. Sunrise serves its croissant warm, making the whole package that much better. $8, 3130 E. Sunset Road, 702-433-3304.
Bardot Breakfast Sandwich at Bardot Brasserie
It could be argued that chef Josh Smith is putting out the best brunch in the city, and his new breakfast sandwich exemplifies the way he takes classics and twists them into something new. A giant, house-made English muffin surrounds a house-made spicy sausage patty, a French omelet and Mimolette cheese fondue. It’s as good as it sounds. $21, Aria, 702-590-8610.
Crispy Chicken Biscuit at Yardbird
A boneless chicken thigh gets the full Yardbird treatment: 27-hour brine, a dredge through spices and a deep-fried bath in pork fat. The pepper jelly provides a perfect counter—it’s part sweet, part sour and part spicy. Then there’s the biscuit: chewy, doughy and light, yet firm enough to keep the whole thing together. This is Southern comfort at its finest. $14, Venetian, 702-297-6541.
Hawaiian Benedict Sandwich at Vesta Coffee Roasters
Don’t like Spam, you say? This might change your mind. Low-sodium Spam, an over-easy egg, cheddar cheese and sriracha hollandaise create the center of this dish, while an excellent brioche roll—courtesy of Lulu’s Bread & Breakfast—has just a bit of sweetness to offset everything else. Get that yolk runny and take a bite of everything together. See? You like Spam. $7, 1114 S. Casino Blvd. #1, 702-685-1777.
Vegetable Sandwich at Kitchen Table
Diced sweet peppers, grilled squash and toasted pine nuts work harmoniously, adding all types of goodness to the party in service of lifting up the star ingredients: panko-crusted fried green tomatoes and freshly sliced mozzarella. It’s finished with balsamic vinegar and sits on a soft ciabatta roll. It’s like an American take on ratatouille in sandwich form. $11, 1716 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, 702-478-4782.