1. Denver Bicycle Café (Uptown)
There are multiple bike racks out front, as well as a repair shop inside so you can get a tune-up while catching up on emails. The Wi-Fi at Denver Bicycle Café (affectionately known as DBC) is reliable and outlets are abundant. Park yourself at the bar where you can stand or sit — all those hours hunched over a computer get exhausting. DBC serves both coffee and beer, and none of the baristas will judge when you decide it’s time to switch from a local roast to a local brew.
2. Steam (Platt Park)
Grab an ethically-sourced micro-roast at Steam Espresso Bar in the Platt Park neighborhood. This café is a great spot to work on warmer days when they open the window bar and cozy patio. Outlets are less available in the back room, so snag a spot towards the front if you need to plug in. Steam closes promptly at 5 PM.
3. Purple Door (Five Points)
For coffee with a mission, head to Purple Door Coffee in Five Points. This café employs teens and young adults who have been homeless and want to leave homelessness behind. Grab an almond milk latte and sit at the long co-working table. They’re closed Sundays.
4. CBD Café (RiNo)
The brand new Hotbox Roasters CBD Café in RiNo is a playful spin on Denver’s 420-friendly culture. They offer up coffee, beer, and donuts — the perfect accompaniments for a solid work day. CBD was created by the founder of Oskar Blues Brewery out of Longmont, Colorado, and is a local establishment. Order a nitro cold brew with a sprinkle donut and set up your laptop at a window seat.
5. Platform T (South Broadway)
Platform T has a large table that you can reserve in advance for free for you and your friends. The two locations, one in Glendale and one in Denver’s South Broadway neighborhood, both serve specialty tea, coffee drinks and delicious food. Both locations feature off-street parking.
6. Amethyst Coffee Co (Golden Triangle)
In downtown Golden Triangle, you’ll find Amethyst Coffee Co. in The Metlo, an old motel revitalized into office space for small businesses. Order the “Not a Chai Flan” or the chocolate espresso. This coffee shop is bright, cheery, and quiet.
7. Huckleberry (Sunnyside)
Colorful murals on the walls of this Sunnyside coffee shop make Huckleberry Roasters easy to spot. Huckleberry is a favorite local roaster whose beans you’ll find at many other coffee shops around Denver — you can see the roasting machines at work in the back of the café. Perks of this café include a few off-street parking spots as well as plenty of on-street parking.
8. Teatulia (Highlands)
Teatulia Tea Bar is in the Highlands neighborhood. The tea bar has one wall covered in a giant Colorado state flag made out of empty tea tins. Tea drinkers will reach nirvana here (make sure to try the green tea soda) but don’t be scared off if you’re loyal to Java. You can still order your French press, pour over, or latte from a variety of local roasters. Plug in outlets are everywhere, and there’s never a fight for an open table.
9. Aviano (Cherry Creek)
The best warm weather work spot in Denver is Aviano Coffee in the Cherry Creek neighborhood. The front of the shop is a glass garage door, which opens up to a large patio when the sun is shining. If you want an outlet, you’ll have to snag a table towards the back wall. Aviano serves up Intelligentsia coffee, delicious baked goods, and two types of chai tea. The off-street lot fills up quickly, but there are metered two-hour spots on the surrounding streets.