Every neighborhood needs a good coffeeshop—sometimes two or three. And as of late November, the Golden Triangle’s Dazbog and Metropolis Coffee have found competition in the new Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub on Bannock Street.

The tucked-away shop specializes in organic java (Allegro) and tea (Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Co.) and serves baked goods from City Bakery and made-to-order salads and sandwiches.

Even with winter tomatoes, the hot caprese sandwich—smeared with pesto and stacked with melted, fresh mozzarella and tomato slices—tastes robust. The Addison offers heartier bites, with roast turkey, Swiss cheese, honey mustard, lettuce, tomato, and a drizzle of virgin olive oil.

Bonus: Ample electrical outlets aside, the modern and sleek space doubles as a bar. So, take your pick—caffeine or alcohol—and belly up.

955 Bannock St., 303-933-2622

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.