The Mile-High City as Denver is fondly called is known for its urban sophistication and beer drinking culture. However, aside from drinking beer, people living in Denver enjoy some of the best coffees produced in the States. When we visited Denver, we checked out a significant number of coffee shops in the area and came up with this list of the best coffee shops in Denver.
List of Best Coffee Shops in Denver
- Pinwheel Coffee
- The Weathervane Cafe
- Blue Sparrow Coffee
- MiddleState Coffee
- QueenCity Collective Coffee
- Copper Door Coffee Roasters
- Prodigy Coffeehouse
- Fluid Coffee Bar
- Thump Coffee
- Pablo’s Coffee
- Vibe Coffee & Wine
- Novo Coffee
- Little Owl Coffee
As someone with an eye for detail, I looked beyond just “fine-tasting coffee” in choosing what coffee shop makes this list. If I claim they’re the best coffee shops in Denver, I should be able to back up my claim with solid facts, right? Going further, I have detailed everything I found about each coffee shop that makes them special while providing their contact details if you want to visit any of them.
Think of going on a date or having a small book club meeting while enjoying coffee – then head to Pinwheel Coffee. They have a pretty nice location and offer a unique blend of coffee products, pastries, and light meals. The coffee shop has a lovely atmosphere and you’re sure going to love it.
Location: 3659 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211
Operational Hours: Monday to Sunday from 6:30am to 5pm
Website: Pinwheel Coffee
The Weathervane Cafe
When I visited The Weathervane Cafe, I marveled at the unconventional look it had. It is not one of those cafes where you see brightly lit bulbs and sophisticated equipment. Notwithstanding, they are highly recommended in Denver and if you ever need to have a coffee fix followed by a light breakfast or an afternoon course, then I suggest you try The Weathervane Cafe.
Location: 1725 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Operational Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8am to 3pm
Contact: +1 303-355-5863, [email protected]
Website: Weathervane Cafe
Blue Sparrow Coffee
Another unique coffee shop in Denver, Blue Sparrow Coffee is a neighborhood coffee shop located in a very serene area that gives a lovely, cozy ambience. The pastries and light chops at Blue Sparrow Coffee are an absolute delight. From the croissants to the ham and other fillings, you would be treated to a delicious ride of light bites and finely brewed coffee.
Location: 3070 Blake St #180, Denver, CO 80205
Operational Hours: Monday to Sunday from 6:30am to 5:30pm
Website: Blue Sparrow Coffee
At MiddleState Coffee, you get to see how coffee is roasted and brewed before being served. If you love coffee and admire the process, this coffee shop gives you both. I ordered the single origin espresso and a drip coffee and I was blown away. Their pastries selection is also worthwhile.
Location: 212 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80223
Operational Hours: Monday to Thursday from 7am to 5pm; Friday and Saturday from 7am to 6pm; Sunday from 7am to 4pm
Website: Middle State Coffee
QueenCity Collective Coffee
The QueenCity Collective Coffee is more than just a coffee shop. They call themselves a coffee company, sourcing locally produced coffee beans from farmers then roasting and brewing them to serve one of the best coffee drinks in the region. This is an ideal location to get a wide variety of coffee blends. QueenCity has four locations in Denver. Please visit https://queencitycollectivecoffee.com/pages/about to check the one closest to you.
Operational Hours: Monday to Sunday from 6:30am to 2:30pm
Website: Queen City Collective Coffee
Copper Door Coffee Roasters
When I found out that Copper Door Coffee Roasters was owned by women and they had three locations in Denver, I was intrigued. They had to be offering quality services to have achieved this feat, don’t you think?
Each location offers the same quality of service and their menu is nothing but delightful. Their coffee is one of the best i’ve tasted and their light chops makes eating at Copper’s highly recommended.
Location: 900 W 1st Ave #180, Denver, CO 80223 / 7581 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230 / 1085 York St, Denver, CO 80206
Website: Copper Door Coffee Roasters
Prodigy Coffeehouse / 40th & Colorado
If you want to be a coffee shop owner, Prodigy offers apprenticeship services. They wouldn’t be teaching people how to make coffee if they are good at it already.
Prodigy takes you back to the time when coffee began with its classical coffee selection. Its modern interior makes the coffee shop a lovely place to unwind and chit chat over a cup of joe.
Location: 3801 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205 / 4500 Broadway Denver, CO 80216
Operational Hours: Monday to Sunday from 6:30am to 4pm
Website: Prodigy Coffeehouse
Fluid Coffee Bar
Fluid Coffee Bar is the option to take if you are looking to get a sumptuous breakfast with coffee to start your day. Whether you want your breakfast light or significantly weightier, there are enough options at Fluid Coffee Bar to choose. I love their pastries. They are always fresh and delicious.
Location: 501 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80203 and 1667 Stout St, Denver, CO 80202
Operational Hours: Monday to Friday from 6am to 3pm; Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 1pm
Website: Fluid Coffee Bar
Thump really gives a thump when you visit. The coffee shop is highly rated for its menu consisting of food and light chops which is guaranteed to give you the breakfast or lunch you desire while enjoying your coffee.
It is one of the best coffee shops in Denver for working and studying. You can order for a cup of joe and stay on track with work or read a book.
Location: 1201 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Operational Hours: Monday to Sunday from 6am to 5pm
Website: Thump Coffee
Pablo’s Coffee is a coffee chain with some of the coziest and unique coffee shops in Denver. They offer a range of coffee products that are worth trying. I love that the ambiance in each of the three Pablo’s Coffee shops was calm and inviting.
Location: 3806, 630 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80203 / 7701 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220 / 1300 Pennsylvania St #102, Denver, CO 80203
Operational Hours: Monday to Sunday from 7am to 4pm at 630 E 6th Ave; Monday to Sunday from 7am to 2pm at 7701 E Colfax Ave and 1300 Pennsylvania St #102
Phone: (303) 744-3323, 303-333-1917, and 303-832-1688
Website: Pablo’s Coffee
Vibe Coffee & Wine
Wanting an early morning coffee fix, Vibe Coffee & Wine was established specially for that. The coffee shop serves coffee and mimosa in the mornings. If you want to enjoy good coffee from Vibe, check the shop when they open in the mornings. From noon, the menu changes.
Location: 1490 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80202
Operational Hours: Monday to Thursday from 7am to 8pm; Friday and Saturday from 7am to 10pm; Sunday from 7am to 6pm
Phone: (720) 588-1124
Website: Vibe Coffee and Wine
Social Media: Instagram
Novo Coffee is one of the unique coffee shops in Denver. They have a mission of connecting coffee blends from around the world and this makes their coffee servings beyond outstanding. If you want to go beyond the regular coffee taste and blend around, try Novo Coffee and you won’t be disappointed. They’ve got four locations in Denver. Visit https://novocoffee.com/locations/ to get information about Novo Coffee locations in Denver.
Operational Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm
Website: Novo Coffee
Little Owl Coffee
One of the best coffee shops in Downtown Denver, Little Owl Coffee adds expertise and excellence to roasting and serving coffee. The in-house atmosphere is calm and tranquil. Their pastries are great. Head to Little Owl Coffee today if you need to relax over a cup of joe.
Location: 1555 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
Operational Hours: Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm
Is Denver a Coffee City?
Yes. Denver is a coffee city. The Mile-High City is known for so many things and coffee is one of them. There are tens of coffee shops, houses, roasters, and cafes scattered around the city with many locals trooping in all the time.
What are the Best Coffee Shops in Denver for Studying?
If you want a coffee shop to study in Denver, the following offer the atmosphere you need:
- The Weathervane Cafe
- Thump Coffee
- The Bardo Coffee House
- Stella’s Coffee Haus
- Fluid Coffee Bar
- Prodigy Coffeehouse
Which Coffee Shop is the Most Popular in Denver?
According to locals, the most popular coffee shop in Denver is the Blue Sparrow Coffee, Corvus Coffee, Huckleberry Roasters, and Thump Coffee were also considered popular.
Whether you want a coffee shop to work, study, or just relax, there are a variety of options for you. The shops listed and reviewed were from my personal experience and if you’ve explored other options before, share your experience with me.