Though it’s often overshadowed by cities like Portland and Seattle, Denver’s coffee culture is just as buzz-worthy. From bike repair shops with serious espresso to sunny cafes where you can sit all day and daydream, here are four cafes that embody the best of Denver’s new coffee scene.
1. Novo Coffee
All coffee shops in Denver take their game seriously, but no one seems to present their self-roasted beans with as much flair and care as Novo. Baristas here are more knowledgeable than your average cafe employee, and it shows in its calendar of coffee tastings, classes (like Seed-to-Cup), and tours of its private roasting plant.
1700 East 6th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
2. Pablo’s Coffee
As cheesy as it sounds, Pablo’s is the place where everybody knows your name here. If you’re new to the city and are looking for friends, look no further than this cool Capitol Hill haunt. Filled with locals and longtime baristas, you’re only a stranger once. Affordable cold brew toddies, a laid back vibe, and comfy seats make this the perfect place to settle in for the day.
630 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
3. City O’ City
No list of Denver coffee shops would be complete without a mention of City O’ City. One block away from the State Capitol building, perched above downtown Denver, this is the hippest place to get your morning latte, afternoon (vegan) sandwich, and evening microbrew — all in one place.
206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
4. Denver Bicycle Cafe
Get your coffee fix and your wheels fixed at Denver Bicycle Cafe. The minimalist, yet inviting cafe-cum-bike shop is the place to sip espresso and mingle with the well-dressed 20- and 30-somethings who make up Denver’s burgeoning art and bike scene.
1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218