The first time I visited Truffles N Bacon, it felt like a well-kept secret, tucked into the corner of an antique mall. My husband thought it was a trick to get him to go shopping when we pulled into the parking lot. We had driven across the Las Vegas valley to try the Not Yo Mama’s Grilled Cheese, a grilled cheese loaded with brisket, bacon jam, grilled tomato, kale, and chipotle ranch–it was love at first bite.
Truffles N Bacon Cafe
8872 S Eastern Ave #100, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Any guise of Truffles N Bacon being a secret quickly vanished, and the female team – Magnolia and Chef Jackie, found themselves in a much larger location, with an open kitchen, and plenty of room to shine. As the name suggests, you’ll find an abundance of porcine-goodness on the menu, along with truffle oil. A signature ingredient is Chef Jackie’s smoky, sweet bacon jam – enjoy it on some chicken and waffles, truffled tater tots, or added to any of their burgers or sandwiches.
I met up with some foodie friends to sample just a few of their creations, and even got the opportunity to name the weekend special! The Guac, Cluck, and Roll, is a house-made chicken sausage burger, served on top of a sweet corn-guacamole, with melted pepper jack cheese, and the most amazing bacon-ketchup I have ever tasted. I fell in love with this sandwich, and fingers crossed it makes the regular menu!
I loved their version of the Monte Cristo, french toast-dipped bread with ham, turkey, cheese, and honey grain mustard. Not as heavy tasting as more heavily breaded versions of this sandwich I’ve tried elsewhere.
Another great sandwich is the Waldorf Chicken, with golden raisins, apple, tomato, cucumber, greens, light mayo, on multi-grain bread.
Ube is all the rage in Las Vegas, and with their Filipino roots, you can bet Chef Jackie and Magnolia have a special dish up their sleeves. The Ube French Toast was so incredible, I immediately texted GOF boss Julianne a picture (which in hindsight is a pretty cruel thing to do to pregnant woman). Chef Jackie uses this bright purple yam in a variety of ways – ube bread, ube cream cheese, young coconut, condensed milk, and a scoop of ube for good measure. Because of the availability of ube, if you are planning a visit to try this dish – make sure you give them a call first!
Truffles N Bacon is located in Henderson, about a 20 minute drive from the middle of the Las Vegas strip. They serve breakfast and lunch 6 days a week, closed Tuesdays. In addition to their regular menu they offer a tea service, with 24 hours notice. Their 10 pound Belly of the Beast burger was recently featured on Food Network’s Ginormous Foods.
Thank you Magnolia and Chef Jackie for a delicious tasting!