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Feb 6, 2008 06:58 PM

Espresso in Denver

Hi there!
A big part of my ideal vacation is drinking lots of good coffee and espresso. Where can that be found near the Capital in Denver?
A spot that I can sit and soak it all in is nice too.
Many thanks!
k (visitor to your fair city)

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  1. Your vacation is drinking coffee in Denver? Here is a link to a Denver coffee blog with a list of independent coffee shops.

    I am drawing a blank on places near the capital though. Penn Street Perk is only a few blocks away and is the closest place I can think of. My favorite places in central Denver are St. Marks (uptown), The Market (Larimer Square), and Common Grounds (Lower Downtown - "LoDo"). The Tattered Cover bookstore in LoDo also has a pretty good coffee shop and is great for people watching. Those places are all a quick free shuttle bus away from the capital. As with many cities nowdays there are several Starbucks within a several block radius though.

    Have fun!

    1. I like Aviano Coffee at 9th and Lincoln near nine75 in the Beauvallon complex.

      I also like Ink ("not on every corner"). There's one at 15th and Little Raven near Zengo.

      1. There's a quaint little neighborhood place on Colfax and Marion, about 6 or 7 blocks east of the capital. Caffe Sonora, serving only their own organically grown coffee roasted to preserve antioxidants. Don't be surprised to find yourself in there with the regulars and their pets, but definitely one of my favorites.

        Good Luck!

        1. Lucky for us, City O City is right by where we are staying. Good espresso, rocket-fuel brewed coffee.
          Food might be OK if you are stoned and haven't eaten in 24 hours. Otherwise, stick to the liquids.

          THANK you for the suggestions!

          4 Replies
          1. re: anita_cocktail

            For good coffee and munchies and great people watching, you really have to try The Market in Larimer. Larimer Square is a short ride down the 16th Ave. bus and then a 1 1/2 block walk to Larimer Square.

            1. re: Pampatz

              Really, good munchies? I've browsed their deli & everything seems so unidentifiably mayo-laden...What's good?

              1. re: tatamagouche

                Pastries. Granted I haven't been there for a while, but I seem to remember good scones and coconut macaroons.

                1. re: Pampatz

                  Well all right then. I'll have to give it a shot.

          2. There is a great little cupcake bakery, Lovely Confections, at Colfax and Steele. They serve Novo coffee, which is fantastic AND they have free WiFi.