Where’s Denver’s best coffee shop? Vote for your favorite in the round of 32!

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Coffee bracket; illustration;
(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) Coffee bracket; illustration;
(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

What makes a great coffee shop?

Great coffee, of course, but it’s more than that. Maybe it also has friendly staff, good music, tasty food, comfy chairs or, ideally, all of the above.

Denver has a lot of great coffee shops, but only one can be the greatest. That’s not really true in the grand scheme of things, but let’s all pretend it’s true for the sake of some good old-fashioned competition — because if we can’t have silly arguments, what are we even doing online?

This is going to be a hell of a battle, folks. We received hundreds of nominations and, with your help, were able to make a list of 32 popular coffee shops from a total of around 100 across the city.

Once we narrowed down the field, we divided the city up into regions — a task rooted less in the usual sectioning of Denver and more in the most logical way we could cluster the top 32.

Here are your Denverite Coffee Shop Bracket competitors:

Here’s where you can find them:

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Steam Coffee baristas Thomas Dimperio (right) and Alex Rowe make magic behind the bar. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Central

Blue Sparrow Coffee
3070 Blake St.
Five Points
720-593-0180
bluesparrowcoffee.com

Crema Coffee
2862 Larimer St.
Five Points
720-284-9648
cremacoffeehouse.net

Amethyst Coffee
1111 Broadway
Golden Triangle
amethystcoffee.co

Coffee at the Point
710 E. 26th Ave.
Five Points
303-955-2237
coffeeatthepoint.com

Little Owl Coffee
1555 Blake St.
LoDo
720-328-5574
littleowlcoffee.com

Purple Door Coffee
2962 Welton St.
Five Points
720-515-6639
purpledoorcoffee.com

Pablo’s Coffee
1300 Pennsylvania St.
630 E. Sixth Ave.
Capitol Hill
303-744-3323
pabloscoffee.com

Fluid Coffee Bar
501 E. 19th Ave.
North Capitol Hill
720-519-4681
fluidcoffeebar.com


East-Northeast

Prodigy Coffee House
3801 E. 40th Ave.
Elyria-Swansea
720-441-3187
prodigyventures.org

Whittier Café
1710 E. 25th Ave.
Whittier
720-550-7440
facebook.com/whittiercafe

Copper Door Coffee Roasters
932 Jersey St.
Baker
720-638-0915
copperdoorcoffee.com

Quince Essential Coffee House
1447 Quince St.
East Colfax
303-955-2479
quinceessentialcoffee.com

The Denver Bicycle Café
1308 E. 17th Ave.
City Park West
720-446-8029
denverbicyclecafe.com

Downpours Coffee
200 Clayton St.
Congress Park
downpourscoffee.com

St. Mark’s Coffee House
2019 E. 17th Ave.
City Park West
303-322-8384
stmarkscoffeehouse.com


South

Kaladi Coffee Roasters
1730 E. Evans Ave.
University
303-722-0594
kaladicoffee.com

Corvus Coffee Roasters
1740 S. Broadway
Platt Park
303-715-1740
corvuscoffee.com

The Bardo Coffee House
238 S. Broadway
Speer
720-629-8331
bardocoffee.com

Session Coffee
1340 S. Santa Fe Drive
Overland
720-308-5210
sessioncoffeedenver.com

Mutiny Information Café
2 S. Broadway
Speer
303-778-7579
mutinyinfocafe.com

Stella’s Gourmet Coffee and Such
1476 S. Pearl St.
Platt Park
303-777-1031
stellascoffee.com

Steam Espresso Bar
1801 S. Pearl St.
Platt Park
303-952-9716
steamespressobar.com

Sojourner’s Coffee and Tea
1501 S. Holly St.
Virginia Village
303-758-0740
facebook.com/sojoscoffee


West-Northwest

Huckleberry Roasters
4301 N. Pecos St.
Sunnyside
866-558-2201
huckleberryroasters.com

Novo Coffee
3617 W. 32nd Ave.
Highland
303-749-0100
novocoffee.com

Common Grounds Coffee House
2139 W. 44th Ave.
Sunnyside
720-502-2105
commongroundscoffeehouse.com

Cherry Bean Coffee
4059 Tejon St.
Sunnyside
303-284-2512
cherrybeancoffee.co

2914 Coffee
2914 W. 25th Ave.
Jefferson Park
303-953-8997
facebook.com/2914coffeedenver

Black Eye Coffee
3408 Navajo St.
Highland
303-955-1205
drinkblackeye.com

Allegro Coffee Roasters
4040 Tennyson St.
Berkeley
720-630-8157
allegrocoffee.com

The Coffee Cafe
4300 W. Alameda Ave.
Westwood
303-997-9958
xatruchoxafe.com

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean is the assistant editor and culture reporter for Denverite. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes bourbon straight and dreams of someday holding the title of Nightlife Mayor. Find her at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.