The 5 Best Coffee Shops in Denver, CO

Posted by Taylor Barkin on

We're hard workers. Many times our work cannot get done without a cup (or two) of coffee. After living in Denver for some time, we created a list of our favorite places to get a good cup of joe in environments that make us feel the most creative. Below are what we think are the absolute best coffee shops in Denver. If you’re looking for the best coffee in Denver that’s served by the kindest people, look no further. 

Here are the best Denver coffee shops, ranked in no particular order.



We're particularly biased about their new location, because they opened right next door to us! Amethyst opened up as partners with REALM, an amazing photo studio for rent (fun fact: we were the first people to shoot there!) Amethyst cares about good coffee, taking care of people, and creating a space where people feel safe, seen, and heard. We love to stop by in the mornings to say hi. 

What to Know About This Denver Coffee Shop:

  • We love their Iced Matcha and Vanilla Lattes. 
  • Their renovation turned out absolutely incredible. 


Huckleberry Roasters was founded by two friends who started roasting in a backyard garage. They're in constant pursuit of serving tasty coffee and making people happy. They seek to be a responsible business that actively supports local and global NGO’s and community-based organizations that support those who need it the most, both within and beyond the coffee industry. 

We actually did a screen print workshop with them a few years back, which was a super fun way to connect with the community. Tanner also designed a coffee related illustration for them. You can read all about our workshop with Huckleberry here

I should also note that Tanner designed one of their jars for the coffee of the month club! 

What to Know About This Denver Coffee Shop:

  • They were one of our first local spots that we frequented when we moved to Denver.
  • We always went here to work before we got into our current shop (there is a picture on @scoutbarkin with a pencil in his mouth also working here).
  • We always buy their beans and give them as gifts to fellow coffee lovers.
  • Huckleberry coffee was the first coffee I ever drank and enjoyed in my life. I was not a fan until I was about 22. We were sitting at Huckleberry on a cold winter day so I tried Tanner's and have been on a coffee kick ever since.

#3: SPUR

Spur aims to be a space for people to connect with each other and enjoy delicious coffee and food. Their pastries and food items are all made from scratch daily with fresh and wholesome ingredients. They also have gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options. 

What to Know About This Denver Coffee Shop:

  • They roast in our complex! 
  • They were the exclusive coffee company to be a part of our Yes Please Makers Markets the past 2 years. 
  • Their new location on Broadway is stunning! 


Rivers and Roads believes in putting love above all else. Without love, life is empty. That’s why love is at the center of all that they do. With every action they take, from the bread they bake to the coffee they roast, they work hard to place love first and to care for the community.

What to Know About This Denver Coffee Shop:

  • They aren't far from our shop and home and were one of the first local shops we gravitated towards when we moved to the Clayton neighborhood. 
  • Tanner loves going here to work when he's feeling creative.
  • The owners are so nice and welcoming.
  • They make great food in house.



Little Lula Rose is a flower and coffee shop named after the owner's great-aunt Lula Rose, a former florist and owner of a flower shop in Alabama. We love the history of their name since it's in their family like Moore is for us. 

What to Know About This Denver Coffee Shop:

  • The owner also opened up a nearby flower shop where they host workshops.
  • We had the pleasure of hosting them at our Makers Market last holiday season.
  • They have great food.
  • We absolutely love the character of their building!

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