It is even better when it is organic and vegan. That is what I found at the Elixir Cafe in Henderson. I have been wanting to go to the Elixir Cafe since I had heard about the number of vegetarian and vegan items on their menu. I had also heard about their strong commitment to organic foods wherever possible. To have a place where you can enjoy some coffee or a large list of healthy smoothies and freshly juiced drinks…select any number of plant-based choices for lunch or dinner, and maybe even hear a little live music, well, The Elixir Cafe seems to have just about all you could want.
The restaurant is in a busy strip mall on Eastern in Henderson between Silverado Ranch and the 215. Plenty of parking and lots of places to sit inside and out. Inside there are also a number of sofas to enjoy especially during the coffee lounge time. There is a large counter bar as well, so there are lots of options for small or large groups. The Elixir cafe offers a menu with many healthy drink options as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and paninis. They have a separate section on the menu for vegetarian and vegan options. They also make their own vegetarian and vegan burger patties. I was in the mood for a little spicy…and that begs the question when am I not?…so I decided upon the Spicy Burger with marinated vegan chicken, crisp green lettuce, onions, cucumbers, tomato, cilantro, spicy lime sauce on a whole grain bun. Served on the side were blue corn chips with mango salsa. The Spicy Burger did indeed have a little kick with it and was also very fresh and delicious. The blue corn chips and salsa were perfect together and added some more wonderful to the meal.
The next time I come back to Elixir Cafe I am going to try and come back later and at a time when there is some music playing and I can enjoy the full effect of the coffee lounge. At any time of day you will find a healthy, fresh, organic boost to your day. It is another one of those special places that I am finding that is committed to offering quality food and drinks that are life-giving and vital. Just the kind of elixir that we all need. If you want something good…and something just a little bit different…then Elixir Cafe will be a place to enjoy. There are lots of vegan meal choices to try so I will be making my way back…I hope to see you there and maybe we can share an adventure together.
Elixir Cafe & Lounge
9550 W. Eastern Ave. #180
Henderson, NV. 89074
Hours: Tues-Fri 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.