Try a creamy latte and a fresh pumpkin muffin for a good cause. This shop, a part of the Emily Griffth Technical College, employs refugees and immigrants who earn necessary employment experience. It contains a full espresso bar and pastries baked fresh by the college's baking program. Bonus: The fair trade espresso beans are roasted by Denver's Kalati Brothers Coffee.
Walk through a secret door in the bookstore that fronts the bar and you will be transported to the the prohibition era where conversation will prevail. There are no televisions in sight as you sip on specialty cocktails such as the Blackberry Sage, a whiskey drink with muddled blackberries, sage, and lemon. 21+.
This sweet parlor is located inside a giant milk jug, and all the ice cream is hand-made just a few blocks away. In the summer, salted Oreo and Mexican chocolate are favorites. In the winter, some hits don't even involve ice cream such as pulled pork or mac and cheese inside a savory cones (of the plain, flaxseed, and parmesan garlic variety).