Top 15: Cafés and coffee shops in Southeast Denver

by Carrie Bradon | Oct. 13, 2017, 12:08pm |

Coffee is an art, as any espresso enthusiast will say, and for those living in Cherry Creek, Denver, access to this drinkable art is easy-to-find. Aviano Coffee is a wildly popular coffee shop, serving tea and desserts in addition to specialty coffee beverages. The staff know their business and wifi is free at this favorite spot. Aviano is located at 244 Detroit St, Denver, CO 80206.

Ink! Coffee Company

2415 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206

This coffee shop is there when you need it— opening at 6 a.m.— and has all of the flavor that you need to get your day started. Locals love this spot for a quick breakfast burrito or bagel sandwich and an affordable price tag.

Peet’s Coffee

2500 E. Second Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Peet’s Coffee may be available in grocery stores across America, but buying a bag of beans can’t quite compare to the aura at this inviting coffee shop. Free wifi is a plus, as well as their 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily schedule.

Thump Coffee

1201 E. 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

This local coffee shop is a trendy, hipster hangout with coffee, tea, breakfast and brunch as well as some specialty items for paleo dieters. Thump is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

Dazbog Coffee Company Cherry Creek North

299 Milwaukee St, Denver CO 80206

Offering coffee and tea, this spot makes for a nice alternative for many who may find the local Starbucks too ordinary. Tasty coffee and friendly staff are this coffee shop’s claim to fame.

Platform T

682 S. Colorado Blvd, Glendale CO 80246.

This classy coffee shop has not only tea and coffee, but also wine and pastries, making it a great place to hang out from the early morning to the early evening. Locals love this café for the friendly service and wide range of tasty and refreshing options.

Steep Tea & Coffee 

4100 E. 8th Ave, Denver CO 80220

It’s a great spot for favorite coffee and tea specialties, as well as a bite to eat, all for a reasonable price. 


2810 E First Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Offering a nice array of coffee, tea and snacks, this café is also in the Cherry Creek Mall, making it a convenient stop for shoppers.

Under the Umbrella Cafe and Bakery 

3504 E. 12th Ave, Denver CO 80206

This well-reviewed local spot has options for lunch or just a pastry to accompany their popular espresso drinks. Additionally, the cafe welcomes dogs in their outside sitting area.

Novo Coffee 

1700 E. 6th Ave, Denver CO 80218

The coffee shop has a number of seasonal syrups to make their already popular drinks all the more enticing. Locals appreciate the abundance of space to work or just relax

Vitality Bowls

2702 E. 3rd Ave, Denver CO 80206.

Though known for their speciality healthy acaí bowls, also is a great spot for coffee, tea, smoothies and juice. 

Pablo’s Coffee

630 E. 6th Ave, Denver CO 80203

Pablo's features beans that are roasted right in Denver, along with friendly staff who are happy to help with selecting the perfect beverage. 

Allegro Coffee Company 

Inside the Whole Foods Market at 2375 E. 1st Ave, Denver CO 80206

Though not a standalone coffee shop, this cafe offers a welcome break whether you’re shopping or not!

Snooze an A.M. Eatery

700 North Colorado Blvd, Suite A, Denver CO 80206

This coffee shop and restaurant offers customers a refreshing menu full of tasty breakfast dishes, lunch options and coffee drinks, including lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, cortados and more. 

Olive & Finch 

3390 E. 1st Ave, Denver CO 80206

Though known for their American cuisine, this cafe offers Vietnamese coffee (an exotic and sweet treat) as well as traditional espresso drinks. 

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