For anyone who hasn't checked out the Strip on a Sunday morning, here's another great reason: Kaya is now serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch menu includes plenty of old favorites, such as the Cuban sandwich, the crispy fish tacos and the Yucatan black bean dip, but our server encouraged us, and I encourage you, to try one of the new brunch only items. The menu is still evolving, but I'd bet that the dished we tried hang out for a little while (at least I hope they do!).
The Kaya Benedict ($12) substituted cornbread for the English muffin and pork loin (with other options, including soy sausage) for the Candian bacon. The hollandaise sauce was flavored with smoked pepper and the poached eggs were cooked to perfection -- egg yolks thickened, but not yet solid.
I fell hard for the South American omelette ($9), which enfolds diced pork loin (miraculously still moist), roasted anaheim peppers, black eye peas and manchego cheese in fluffy folds of egg. Egg dishes come with grilled pineapple (get a double-order for an extra $2, it's worth it) and some delectable potatoes.
They have some fun brunch cocktails on the menu as well, like the Vampiro, their take on a bloody mary with tequila, fresh grapefruit juice and a dash of lime; and the Belgian Waffle Martini with Sortilege maple whiskey, Kahlua and Frengelica.