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Stowaway’s Cashew Brownie is a Must

The coffee scene’s newest hot spot is home to Denver’s best brownie. (Psst, it’s gluten free.)


Consider the brownie. For some, the bar—dense, sweet, and rich—represents the ultimate chocolate treat. Me, not so much. I usually find the dessert monochromatic and cloying. I’d rather have a piece of pie, a spoonful of panna cotta, or a snickerdoodle. That is, until I tasted Stowaway Coffee & Kitchen’s cashew brownie.

The three-week-old RiNo cafe subs cashew meal (leftover from making the house cashew milk) for flour. So maybe that’s the secret: The nut’s earthy creaminess tempers the bar’s richness. I also suspect that owners Amy Cohen and Hayden Barnie play down the sugar to let the chocolate’s bittersweet note speak for itself. As for texture? Even gluten-free, the treat is perfect in a slightly cakey way that falls smack in the middle of neither too dry nor too fudgy.


Tip: Secure your brownie, but don’t overlook Stowaway’s small menu deep with interesting choices, including a slightly spicy shakshuka; dukkah eggs and steelhead trout on toast; and Japanese curry.

2528 Walnut St., 720-609-2835

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