Best coffee in Denver

City Guide / Denver

A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Denver

By Landing | Sep 13, 2020

Considering making a move and becoming a renter in Denver? Thousands of people have moved to the Denver metro area in the past year, filling up all of the available two and three bedroom apartments in droves. Does looking at the available apartment listings and thinking about the application process have you feeling a little overwhelmed? Finding a new home in Denver can be overwhelming – but that’s okay! We’re here to show you just where to start. 

Well, when it comes time to find the perfect apartment, you may want something fully furnished with a big kitchen, granite countertops, lots of closets, a clubhouse, or even a fireplace! Or you can look for more unique amenities. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy pet policy for your furry friend, a resort-style pool and 24-hour fitness center, or even a location with easy access to the Rocky Mountains trails for your active lifestyle? Well, those are certainly pluses, but wouldn’t it be even better to find an apartment near killer neighborhood coffee shops? Because after all, whose life doesn’t run on coffee?

Residents of the Mile High City have always been into the coffee scene, drinking lattes and flat whites, while the rest of the country was content sipping black drip coffee. With this in mind, it makes sense that the Denver metro area has some of the best coffee bars around, as it is just their way of life. Here are our favorites:

The Bardo Coffee House

Exploring a new city often requires a car, so don’t limit yourself to coffee shops within walking distance of your Denver apartment. So, when you’re out on your one-person tour, check out Denver’s Baker neighborhood. Bardo Coffee House has an attached parking lot, so you won’t have to worry about paying pesky meters within the city center. Come here if you want a nice, socially-distant coffee shop experience with tea and coffee choices a-plenty. Plus, they’re open Mon-Fri until midnight, making it great for night owls.

Address: 238 S Broadway, 80209.

Corvus Coffee Roasters

Located near the Denver Tech Center, Corvus Coffee Roasters is a wonderful shop with an open floor plan that focuses on building relationships with coffee growers around the world. They establish a personal relationship with all their growers, bringing directly-traded coffee to the Denver metro area, and even putting their coffee roasting on display for all the locals to watch from their chairs. However, they don’t only focus on pure, simple coffee. At Corvus, you can get seasonal flavored lattes as well as yummy pastries any time!

Address: 1740 S. Broadway; 4925 S. Newport St.


What’s not to love about this pair of cafes? With locations in two neighborhoods, one near the Capitol Hill area and the other nearby Potter’s Highland Historic District, Huckleberry is the cheery coffee shop you’re looking for. After receiving International and National accolades for winning the US Roaster Championships in the past year, owner Shelby Williamson became the first woman to ever represent the United States in the World Roasting Championship in Taiwan. So, head over to Huckleberry for a delicious cup of Joe that comes with a side of international recognition.


1800 Wazee St, 80202

4301 N. Pecos St. 80211

Blue Sparrow

Located near local dog parks, playgrounds, and the city center, Blue Sparrow is the coffee bar for those looking to try new things. Only for the most adventurous of coffee drinkers, Blue Sparrow features a new coffee every month from one of their sustainable roasters. As a premiere business, Blue Sparrow is based around the ideas of quality, sustainability, and community. If you’re looking for a surprise, you can sample CBD coffee, Japanese iced coffees, and even local kombucha on tap!

Address: 3070 Blake St. # 180 80205

It’s safe to say that the Mile High City has quite the buzzing coffee scene, filled with local favorites that span the neighborhoods of Cherry Creek to Union Station, Capitol Hill, and the Denver Tech Center. So, once you’ve made an appointment or taken a virtual tour of your new apartment, head on over to one of these neighborhoods and check out these metro area coffee shops, you won’t be disappointed.


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Fred may be the world's slowest typist and struggle to hold a pen, but he has mastered how to pursue a more flexible lifestyle throughout his airborne adventures around the U.S. Whether you're looking for more information before migrating to a new city or want to find an easier way to rent a nest—erm, apartment—Fred will always be here to share his best advice for where to live and how to thrive.