Coffee and doughnuts
Platte Street’s coffee shop, bar, and doughnut “dispensary” will open its second location this winter across town at 2200 California Street. Carbon Cafe and Habit Doughnut Dispensary are sharing the space located next door to Woods Boss Brewing (where they’ll serve food directly to beer drinkers). The shops are slated to open by January. From early mornings to late nights, customers will find boozy doughnuts, snacks, cocktails, and a full coffee bar. The same restaurant group also recently opened Dead Battery Club.
Milk Market is already bustling at the Dairy Block, but just wait until October, when its late-night pizza window opens up. Engine Room Pizza will serve foldable New York slices of red, white, and Sicilian varieties from a walk-up window in the Block’s activated alleyway. Across from it, Blanchard Family Wines will arrive, serving flights, glasses, and bottles from its Sonoma vineyard.
While Denver Central Market gets ready to open at the airport next month, its owner, Jeff Osaka, is busy planning another DIA concept. Street Eats will debut as part of the renovated Great Hall project in 2019. It’s a pop-up station where local vendors will spend at least one year serving street food to the traveling masses. First up in the space will be Osaka Kitchen, offering rice and noodle bowls and wraps made à la Chipotle, but with Japanese ingredients. See also deep-fried chicken karaage like the one at Osaka Ramen.