Denver's ten top coffee shops for conversation


6) Weathervane Cafe
1725 East 17th Avenue
With its rustic wood seating, framed vintage prints, and nostalgic knick-knacks, Weathervane feels like a combination between a tiny alpine cabin and your grandma's house. Walk upstairs, and you'll find yourself in a cozy living room, complete with plush sofas and an in-house thrift shop. Weathervane offers a small (but delightful) menu, with breakfast burritos and sandwiches, Beetbox pastries and a Sunday-only pop-up from Glazed and Confuzed doughnuts.


5) Bardo Coffee House
238 South Broadway
When we named Bardo as the Best Coffeehouse for Conversation in 2012, we praised its interchangeable ambiance, one that is conducive to both all-night study sessions and boisterous reunions of friends. Bardo has an inviting coffee house vibe, and your choice of tables, booths, or comfortable sofas, perfect for quiet or conversation at all hours -- and those hours are impressive: from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays, and until the unheard of hour of 3 a.m. on weekends.


4) Crema Coffee House
2862 Larimer Street
Crema recently cracked down on "campers," -- those who overstay their welcome -- freeing up tables that would normally be occupied for hours for other patrons looking to enjoy a chat along with Crema's superior coffee brewing methods. The cozy space is well-appointed with the work of local artists. Enjoy coffee from several local and legendary coffee legends, as well as an incredible food menu, with items like sweet potato waffles and pork belly banh mi.

Location Info



Common Grounds

2139 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Denver Bicycle Cafe

1308 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Stella's Coffeehaus

1476 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Weathervane Cafe

1725 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Humble Pie

300 Elati St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Crema Coffee House

2862 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Roostercat Coffee House

1045 Lincoln St., Denver, CO

Category: General

St. Mark's Coffeehouse

2019 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Pablo's Coffee

630 E. 6th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

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Sarah Elizabeth Korus
Sarah Elizabeth Korus

2914 Coffee is my little secret coffeehouse because the coffee is amazing and it's nice and quiet!

Flora O'Muirgheasa
Flora O'Muirgheasa

I was a barista at Common Grounds on 32nd back in the day...cant wait to visit Denver again.

Simone-Elise Charles
Simone-Elise Charles

The Amsterdam Coffe Shop, Colfax and Elm. Former owner Geez Louise creates hideaway garden patio and hilarious conversation.


It would be really helpful if you had the correct, full addresses here.  For instance, St. Mark's is on East 17th. Just saying 17th implies it's downtown--not in Uptown/City Park...big difference to people unfamiliar with the area.


Stella's on Sour Pearl, eh?


The Market didn't make the cut? That's disappointing, it's one of the best places to meet friends and share a huge dessert over a cup of coffee. 

ScubaSteve topcommenter


The Market isn't really a coffee house.

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