Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 2 a.m.
The most difficult part of being a hip, young person isn’t scouting out under-the-radar bands, or knowing where the best thrift shops are.
It’s finding coffee shops with baristas in oversized glasses and man-buns, lattes served in mason jars and Instagram-worthy decor.
Las Vegans are in luck: The city is in the midst of a coffee renaissance.
Here are seven of the valley’s hippest coffee shops.
1. Sunrise Coffee | 3130 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas
Sunrise is one of the city's most well-known coffee shops with an earthy, community atmosphere. The coffee is organic, fair trade and the restaurant's menu is entirely vegetarian.
Open Friday, 6 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.
2. PublicUs| 1126 Fremont Street, Las Vegas
Trees growing out of the center of the tables, obscure dinosaurs and vintage novelties decorating the walls and friendly customer service are just a few of the things you’ll find here.
Open Sunday-Monday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
3. Cafe Darak| 8665 W Flamingo Rd #105, Las Vegas
Opened by a UNLV hospitality graduate, Cafe Darak is meant to get you coffee and make you comfortable. The shop has cute old furniture, antiques, and even a tent in the shape of a Volkswagen van.
Open Sunday-Monday, noon - 3 a.m.
4. Makers & Finders | 1120 S Main St, Las Vegas
This urban coffee bar serves Latin comfort dishes and unique drinks. The decor is ultra modern, with a gray brick wall and a steel color palette. If you are looking for a twist on your typical drink, try the Lavender Latte or Mexican Mocha.
Open Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
5. Serenade Coffee Bar & Desserts | 7920 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas
A quiet shop with twinkly lights, a cityscape mural on the window and some of the most delicious honey toast, Serenade is hidden in the corner of a shopping center, so it’s the perfect spot for studying.
Open Sunday-Monday, 11 a.m.- 2 a.m.
6. The Beat Coffeehouse & Records | 520 Fremont St, Las Vegas
The Beat will help you check off all your coffee shop needs: Barista with dyed hair, records sold in the back, open mic nights on Mondays and a Fremont Street location.
Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.- 10 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
7. Sambalatte Torrefazione | 750 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas
Located in Boca Park, this Samba Latte location is right around the corner from clothing store R+D Hipster Emporium. If that isn’t enough to convince of the shop's cred, it has two stories with warm, inviting decor and a great outdoor seating area. The Nutella Latte is amazing, and the latte art? Definitely Instagram worthy — no filter needed.
Open Monday & Tuesday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 7 a.m.- 10 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.