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Denver's Best Coffee Houses for Coffee Fanatics

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With artisan roasters, specialty coffee drinks, and funky coffee-making machinery, the coffee house culture in Denver is the perfect ground for a stunning cup of joe and any other coffee drink variation. Independent java shops from across the metro area draw in coffee connoisseurs eager to enjoy the highest quality beans, roasted by the best roasters, prepared with skill and pride in the barista craft. Here are eleven of the best:


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Boxcar Coffee

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1825 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
(303) 527-1300
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Highlight: outstanding house-roasted beans. Also check out the German vintage coffee roaster where master roaster Vajra Rich transforms carefully sourced coffee beans.

2. Crema

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2862 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 284-9648
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Highlight: rotating varieties of coffee beans from the best roasters around the country such as Dogwood, Handsome, and Sightglass.

3. Aviano Coffee

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244 Detroit St
Denver, CO 80206
Highlight: well-trained baristas and Intelligentsia beans.

4. Black Eye Coffee Shop

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3408 Navao
Denver, Co 80211
Highlight: new Highlands coffee house with exceptional pourover coffee made with Boxcar Roasters beans. Bonus: Trompeau Bakery baked treats.

5. Happy Coffee

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1 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80223
(720) 328-8214
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Highlight: Heart, Four Barrel and Sightglass beans being used on all coffee drinks and spectacular latte art.

6. Metropolis Coffee

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300 W 11th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 534-1744
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Highlight: Herkimer beans from Seattle used for all coffee drinks, comfortable atmosphere and friendly service. Bonus: there is a second location at 1661 Central Street.

7. Corvus Coffee

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1947 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 913-8906
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Highlight: house-roasted beans that are not only freshly roasted, but also fresh from coffee farms, grown in the current season.

8. Gather

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1062 Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 823-4172
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Highlights: boutique Panama-raised coffee beans from Ninety Plus in chic environment. Bonus: fresh baked scones, muffins and croissants from pastry chef Deanna Scimio.

9. Ozo Coffee

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1015 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 645-4885
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Highlights: micro lot and single origin beans roasted in the Ozo lab in Boulder. Pour overs and Chemexs are available exclusively at the Pearl Street location.

10. Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company

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7745 B Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003
(303) 424-1313
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Highlights: espresso drinks from a manual lever Rancilio machine and Novo and Corvus coffee beans served in pour over, Aeropress, Clover, and French press methods.

11. Logan's Espresso Cafe

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3980 Broadway St
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 443-3600
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Highlight: well-done espresso and espresso drinks, friendly service, great pastries- the chocolate orange muffin is a star.

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1. Boxcar Coffee

1825 Pearl St, Boulder, CO
Highlight: outstanding house-roasted beans. Also check out the German vintage coffee roaster where master roaster Vajra Rich transforms carefully sourced coffee beans.
1825 Pearl St
Boulder, CO

2. Crema

2862 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Highlight: rotating varieties of coffee beans from the best roasters around the country such as Dogwood, Handsome, and Sightglass.
2862 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

3. Aviano Coffee

244 Detroit St, Denver, CO 80206
Highlight: well-trained baristas and Intelligentsia beans.
244 Detroit St
Denver, CO 80206

4. Black Eye Coffee Shop

3408 Navao, Denver, Co 80211
Highlight: new Highlands coffee house with exceptional pourover coffee made with Boxcar Roasters beans. Bonus: Trompeau Bakery baked treats.
3408 Navao
Denver, Co 80211

5. Happy Coffee

1 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80223
Highlight: Heart, Four Barrel and Sightglass beans being used on all coffee drinks and spectacular latte art.
1 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80223

6. Metropolis Coffee

300 W 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Highlight: Herkimer beans from Seattle used for all coffee drinks, comfortable atmosphere and friendly service. Bonus: there is a second location at 1661 Central Street.
300 W 11th Ave
Denver, CO 80204

7. Corvus Coffee

1947 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Highlight: house-roasted beans that are not only freshly roasted, but also fresh from coffee farms, grown in the current season.
1947 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

8. Gather

1062 Delaware Street, Denver, CO 80204
Highlights: boutique Panama-raised coffee beans from Ninety Plus in chic environment. Bonus: fresh baked scones, muffins and croissants from pastry chef Deanna Scimio.
1062 Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80204

9. Ozo Coffee

1015 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Highlights: micro lot and single origin beans roasted in the Ozo lab in Boulder. Pour overs and Chemexs are available exclusively at the Pearl Street location.
1015 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

10. Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company

7745 B Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003
Highlights: espresso drinks from a manual lever Rancilio machine and Novo and Corvus coffee beans served in pour over, Aeropress, Clover, and French press methods.
7745 B Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003

11. Logan's Espresso Cafe

3980 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80304
Highlight: well-done espresso and espresso drinks, friendly service, great pastries- the chocolate orange muffin is a star.
3980 Broadway St
Boulder, CO 80304

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