Winter is a great time for oversized sweaters, lounging in front of a fireplace, hearty soups, and hot drinks. When it’s cold outside, it is arguably the very best time for seeking warmth indoors. Whether you’re looking to take off the chill after a morning at the skating rink, or fixing for an afternoon pick-me-up before an evening out with friends, the goodness that comes in a steaming hot mug is more than just a tasty beverage. It is food for the soul.
Hot Drinks Galore
The Cherry Creek neighborhood has much to offer in the way of coffee shops, cafes, and quaint eateries. When you’re looking to warm up with hot chocolate or coffee, look no further than these pleasant stops:
Aviano Coffee | 244 Detroit Street
Aviano Coffee is cult favorite in the world of craft coffee. With a Q Trader (aka, a coffee sommelier) on staff and the recipe for each drink scientifically measured, this hip coffee shop is an experience for your palate. Aviano boasts a refined industrial vibe and serves up direct trade Intelligentsia coffee.
Crepes ‘n Crepes | 2816 E. 3rd Avenue
Crepes ‘n Crepes is an authentic French creperie that serves up a decadent array of specialty coffee and hot chocolate drinks. Think classic coffee and espresso alongside rich hot chocolate topped with Chantilly (whipped cream). For adults, drinks such as the “La Vie en Rose” pair hot chocolate with a little something extra, in this case Chambord, Crème de Cacao, and raspberry syrup.
ink! Coffee | 621 17th Street
This local chain roasts all of their own coffee beans and serves a wide array of specialty drinks, including their popular blended drinks, though you might want to save these for summer. Their motto is: Coffee. Above all else. This sentiment is evident in their delicious proprietary coffee blends and each obsessively crafted cup.
Olive & Finch | 1552 E. 17th Street
This eatery and bakery offers a menu of fresh food made from scratch. This thoughtful artisanal approach extends beyond food to the drink and juice menu. Pull up a chair in their bright and inviting space and enjoy your hot drink of choice. Olive & Finch doesn’t skimp when it comes to quality, something you will surely taste at first sip.