The restaurant is apparently a big locals' hangout, and that's the only downside; it can get pretty crowded during peak hours. If you're by yourself, however, they'll probably have an open seat at the counter right away (one of the few perks of being a loner like me :-).
In the same building is the Fireside Lounge, which is a cozy (albeit expensive) place to have a drink and sit around a fireplace.
Amen to that. It is nice to have an authentic old-fashioned coffee shop on the Strip. The food is plentiful and good. Much like the Peppermill casino in reno, the place has plenty of neon lights. Definitely worth a visit if you're going to the north Strip.
Many moons ago, I worked in the "original" Peppermill coffee shop in Corte Madera, California--which, obviously, didn't have a casino attached to it. Every so often we'd see a short, swarthy guy in an impeccably tailored suit wend his way to the back, closely followed by half a dozen equally sartorially splendid gentlemen who were not only impossibly tall, but impossibly thick--any one of them could have served as the anchor for an aircraft carrier. We all, of course, got out of their way :)
There had been a coffee shop in that same locale before. Because it was in an excellent location, the owner didn't want to sell it to the people who eventually built the Peppermill. One night, there was a fire. The entire place burned to the ground in less than ten minutes. Not that I'm implying any causal connection or anything.