15 Best Coffee Shops and Cafés In Denver, Colorado
Denver is known as the Mile High City due to having a higher elevation than any city in the entire world!
Not only does this make it a popular destination for tourists, but it also means that it is one of the oldest cities in the entire United States thanks to that high altitude (a staggering 5,280 feet- or an entire mile- above sea level!).
When you’re in a cold place, there is nothing better than a piping hot cup of coffee to take the edge off, so in this article, we are going to be looking at fifteen of the best coffee shops and cafés that you can find in Denver so that you know exactly where to go to keep the chill off when you visit the Mile High City!
Let’s get started.
1. Corvus Coffee Roasters
Corvus has been around since 2010 and since then, they have become one of the most popular coffee establishments in Denver.
Corvus offers a ton of variety when it comes to the coffee flavors that they offer, from regular cappuccinos and espressos to unique coffees such as mint Kyoto, strawberry syrup, and citrus-spiced cola-style brews.
They also offer some tasty seasonal choices, such as rosemary brews, lemon brews, and honey pear lattes.
If you are looking to experience a range of coffee flavors whilst in Denver, Corvus is the place to go.
Address: 1740 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210 (click for map)
2. Huckleberry Roasters
One of the oldest roaster chains in Denver, Huckleberry Roasters has various signature blends that are uniquely delicious, such as the Topo Chico, the Blue Orchid, and the Phantom Limb.
As well as a range of coffees and teas, Huckleberry Roasters also serves up some tasty food to snack on alongside your hot beverage.
One of the standouts is their special toast dish, which comes with a range of accompaniments that you can choose from such as feta cheese, bacon bits, banana slices, sun-dried tomatoes, and peanut butter.
Address: 4301 Pecos Street, Denver, CO 80211 (click for map)
3. Steam Espresso Bar
The Steam Espresso Bar is another choice that offers some unique takes on traditional coffees, making it a great choice for the more hardcore coffee enthusiasts that want to go back to basics when it comes to their coffee and avoid artificial flavorings.
Not only does Steam Espresso Bar offers a range of flavors and coffees, but they also use premium quality beans that are sourced from micro-roasters and utilize environmentally friendly and sustainable techniques when it comes to brewing.
There is also a rich and authentic taste to their coffee found at Steam Espresso Bar, thanks to the shop not using paper filters or- as we mentioned- flavored syrups.
Address: 1801 S. Pearl. St. Denver, CO 80210 (click for map)
4. Logan House Coffee Company
Some of the roasts that you will find on the portfolio of this traditional café include dark and rich roasted bean blends as well as light single-origin roasts, offering a little bit of something for everyone.
Logan House also offers tons of tasty pastries and snacks- all house-made- that are perfect to have alongside your choice of coffee.
This includes viennoiserie and melt-in-the-mouth coffee cake with a delectable brown butter and cinnamon glaze.
Not enough for you? Well, they also have house-made breakfast burritos!
Address: 3517 E. Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216 (click for map)
5. Little Owl Coffee
This next Denver coffee shop is a smaller option- only fitting eight guests on the inside and another eight on the outside patio.
The simplicity of the design of the shop makes for a comforting environment that exudes perfectly peaceful vibes.
Little Owl also serves some damn good coffee too- along with pastries and tea- so if you are looking for a small venue to sit and enjoy a warm drink in quiet comfort, this is the choice for you.
Address: 1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 (click for map)
6. Crema Coffee House
Crema Coffee House is an incredibly aesthetically pleasing coffee establishment- that features modern elements such as exposed brick walls, concrete floors, and wooden floor planks.
There is plenty of substance to be had with this style too, with Cream offering various classic selections of coffees such as cold brews, espressos, and pour-over coffees.
There are different kinds of teas and juices on the menu too, making this a great choice of a trip for families with kids.
Address: 2862 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205 (click for map)
7. Sweet Bloom Coffee
Sweet Bloom Coffee is another excellent choice for the more serious connoisseurs of coffee among us!
The dedication that the shop has to its coffee is undeniable, with the company utilizing a socially conscious method when it comes to roasting and buying their coffees.
As well as coffee, you can also grab yourself a pastry from Sweet Bloom Coffee, as they are prepared and baked daily for maximum freshness.
Address: 8850 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80031 (click for map)
8. Stowaway Kitchen
If you are hankering for some brunch alongside your coffee, then Stowaway Kitchen is the place to go.
This coffee house serves both local roasts and well-known brands, and they also have other beverages on hand, such as root beers, hot chocolates, and liquors such as cocktails.
You can grab yourself some delicious brunch at Stowaway as well, such as avocado toast, chai-flavored oatmeal, or salt and vinegar hash.
Address: 2528 Walnut St, Denver CO 80205 (click for map)
9. Queen City Collective Coffee
Queen City Collective Coffee has locations in both Baker Neighborhood and Five Points in Denver, and they are very much a locally sourced coffee business.
The beans that Queen City Collective use to make their coffees are sourced straight from local farmers, whereas the roasting takes place on-site and in small batches.
This is also a coffee shop with a charitable nature, giving back through a scheme called Made by HER, which seeks to represent and empower female coffee farmers whose work is often not recognized and severely underpaid.
Address: 2962 Welton St Denver, CO 80205 (click for map)
10. Tí: Café
This next coffee shop is a unique one in that it is the first, standalone Vietnamese coffee shop in Denver!
Flavorsome and robust tastes can be found in Tí: Café thanks to the use of Vietnamese robusta beans, which are easily able to be used in both cold and hot Vietnamese coffee preparations.
As well as a host of Vietnamese coffees, you can also grab yourself house-made teas and sodas as well as pastries, pies, moon cakes, and Vietnamese snacks such as sesame balls.
Address: 30 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 (click for map)
11. Prodigy Coffee House
Prodigy is much more than just a coffee shop, also acts as a nonprofit establishment that has educational barista-themed apprenticeship programs that are offered to the youth within northeast Denver.
The coffee served up is also top-notch, created by locally roasted beans that are then used for a range of seasonal lattes and batch brews.
Address: 3801 E 40th Ave Denver, CO 80205 (click for map)
12. Blue Sparrow Coffee
Blue Sparrow Cafe is another establishment choice that has a lot to love when it comes to interior design, with dark wood tables and patterned floor tiles.
The design works excellently well with the stylish yet simple menu that Blue Sparrow coffee has to offer.
When it comes to their coffee, Blue Sparrow focuses intently on drip brews that are made from rotating roasters.
Blue Sparrow is another coffee shop that features an incentive along with their coffee, with their Single Use Initiative encouraging costumers to reduce waste caused by coffee cups by charging ten cents for a single-use cup and donating those profits to a fund in line with the sustainability goals of the company.
Address: 3070 Blake St Unit 180 Denver, CO 80205 (click for map)
13. Dandy Lion Coffee
Combined with a plant shop, Dandy Lion Coffee is a must for those who love beautiful interior designs to lounge in whilst they sip on their coffee (and also those who love a bit of plant life in their space!).
The whimsical designs of the interior of Dandy Lion Coffee are a feast for the eyes, but their coffee is also delicious and varied too.
They offer a range of coffee varieties, such as slow-dripped Kyoto ice coffee and floral lavender lattes, to match the decor.
Address: 5225 E 38th Denver, CO 80207 (click for map)
14. Pablo’s Coffee
Pablo’s Coffee has three locations spread throughout Denver, and it is easy to see why!
Since its creation in 1995, Pablo’s has dedicated itself to roasting and serving up the best-tasting coffee that is as delicious as it is affordable.
Their trademark brew- Danger Monkey- is proof of this, featuring robust flavor with smoothness and a dash of subtle sweetness for a reasonable price.
Address: 7701 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220 (click for map)
15. River And Roads Coffee
Another establishment that roasts all of its coffee in-house, River and Roads prides itself on purchasing only the finest quality green beans from all around the globe, which are then roasted in small batches and timed to perfection to ensure that you get the richest and most flavorsome tastes when you drink.
Address: 2539 Bruce Randolph Ave, Denver, CO 80205 (click for map)
So there you have fifteen noteworthy cafés and coffee shops that you should definitely check out if you find yourself in Denver to get a steaming hot cup of coffee along with some tasty treats!
No matter how cold it gets whilst you are there, you are sure to find some comforting warmth within these establishments.
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My name is Dana Dupree and I am an avid coffee lover. Since I began college and realized what a heavy load writing majors took on, I have been a fan of the bean juice.
My job has taken me all over the US on book tours and press conferences, and my favorite part about the trip is exploring the best places to grab my cup of Joe.