The Bardo Coffeehouse on South Broadway will add Wheat Ridge to its caffeine reach, with a planned second location set to open later this year. The new outpost, located at 6150 W. 38th Avenue, is the former site of the Kare Bear Bakery. A redesign has already been set in motion and the remodel is scheduled to start in September.
Originally opened in 2010, Chris Graves launched Bardo after enjoying the caffeine watering holes for more than 25 years and cataloging his likes and dislikes about the various venues. Open early – 6 a.m. – and still going late-night – 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays – the shop serves Kaladi Brothers coffee, tea and an assortment of prepared food, baked goods, plus Sweet Action ice cream. The name, Bardo, is a Tibetan word meaning "intermediary space," representing the space between home and work, an ideal environment for meeting with friends, reading solo or relaxing over a warm beverage.
Easily available and accessible outlets, comfy seating and delicious coffee, of course, can be expected from the second iteration of Bardo, set to open between October and November of this year.