Where’s Denver’s best coffee shop? It’s time for the championship round of our bracket!

Your Mile High Coffee Quest finalists are…

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It’s been a riveting month and a half, Denver, but we’re almost ready to name Denver’s favorite coffee shop.

After a nail-bitingly close round of voting, our bracket is down to the final two. It’s time for you to pick a champion.

Your Mile High Coffee Quest finalists are…



All those new Denver restaurants have to compete for workers, and it’s getting tougher

“You used to have an interview, bring the person in, eye-to-eye contact, seeing the guy’s not a serial killer. But nowadays … “

Executive Chef Kevin Savoy (left) and owner/operator Ron Robinson at Gaetano's on Tejon Street, Highland, Nov. 6, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) gaetanos; food; highland; restaurant; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; bar;
Gaetano’s owner Ron Robinson (right) with executive chef Kevin Savoy at Gaetano’s, Nov. 6, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Ask a restaurant owner today about the biggest challenges in Denver’s dining and nightlife industry and you’ll hear about a staff shortage.

“You probably hear the same thing over and over again, and it’s relatively true,” said Ron Robinson, owner of 70-year-old north Denver favorite Gaetano’s. “It seems like trying to get good help is hard. I’m on Craigslist every week just looking for the right people. There’s such an influx of restaurants right now, it’s hard.”


Meet Denver’s favorite coffee shops: Denver Bicycle Café

City Park West’s combination coffee shop, bike shop and beer hall is among the final four in our Mile High Coffee Quest.

The Denver Bicycle Cafe on 17th Avenue, City Park West. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; coffee shop; cafe; city park west; food;
The Denver Bicycle Cafe on 17th Avenue, City Park West. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Our Mile High High Coffee Quest is down to four coffee shops — four caffeine slingers Denverites can’t live without.

Because you love them so dearly, we decided to take some time to get to know them a little better.

Your contender in the east: Denver Bicycle Café.


Meet Denver’s favorite coffee shops: Corvus Coffee Roasters

Corvus’ flagship South Broadway spot is among the final four in our Mile High Coffee Quest.

Corvus Coffee Roasters, Platt Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) coffee shops; food; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; platt park;
Corvus Coffee Roasters, Platt Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Our Mile High High Coffee Quest is down to four coffee shops — four caffeine slingers Denverites can’t live without.

Because you love them so dearly, we decided to take some time to get to know them a little better.

Your contender in the south: Corvus Coffee.