The sun has set on the town of Denver, but the neon sign on Winchell’s Donut House is still aglow. The familiar smell of baking donuts wafts out from the 24-hour establishment's door, drawing night owls in for steaming cups of coffee and french crullers, jelly donuts, and moist chocolate muffins. A shift change occurs come daytime; breakfasters replace nocturnal dwellers, chatting over freshly made bagels, spicy egg sandwiches, and meaty burritos before the lunch crowd shows up. The donut shop also offers delivery services throughout the local area, transporting freshly made pastries directly to a home, office, or secret rendezvous point at an all-vegetable convention.
Proudly displaying the English flag at the entrance, the House of Commons serves lunch and afternoon tea daily, providing lower downtown Denver with a little bit of England. The menu is full of fanciful English named salads and double-decker sandwiches, including Wimbledon, Kensington and Balmoral. The tradition of afternoon tea at the House of Commons includes time-honored finger sandwiches (including vegetarian options), miniature English scones lathered with Devonshire cream served with unlimited choice of tea, sourced from all over the world. House of Commons also hosts private events and special occasion, which make a perfect afternoon for a bunch of girlfriends.
Conceived as a business model to support a single-mom owner, The Coffee Nook brews coffees and espresso from IMACK Coffee, a local, family-operated roaster. Nestled in a storefront in the courtyard of the Glendale Workshops building, The Coffee Nook serves classic coffee drinks and blended espresso beverages, many infused with flavors such as gingerbread, mocha, or sea-salt caramel. To pair with the caffeinated treats, guests can enjoy quesadillas or customized sandwiches in a picturesque outdoor seating area or within the WiFi-equipped café.
For 30 years, Cakes by Karen has graced gatherings with handmade cupcakes, tortes, and cakes culled from a tasty arsenal of flavors, fillings, and icings. The colorful, creative desserts pair with a variety of occasions, from multitiered wedding cakes decked out with elegant floral designs and smooth icing to fondant-capped tortes in the shape of powdered wigs for Presidents' Day. In addition to baking eye-catching treats, Cakes by Karen furnishes partiers and newlyweds with limousine packages replete with champagne, deluxe stereo systems, and luxurious stretch-limo transportation.
One of only a few remaining cigar bars in Denver, the Churchill Bar at the Brown Palace is a swanky lounge located off the lobby of the historic hotel. Customers can choose from over 60 cigars with impressive ventilation and equally stunning list of wines, single malt scotches, small batch bourbons and premium spirits. Seating at the dark mahogany paneled bar is on rich, yet worn, leather couches and arm chairs, or at the wood tables and chairs scattered throughout the intimate bar. Patrons can order from the adjacent Palace Arms menu, or nibble on complimentary stuffed olives, smoked almonds and Cajun mix.
Ziggy’s Frozen Yogurt’s green and pink decor excites the senses as 16 varieties of yogurt and sorbet swirl into waiting cups. These flavors include basics such as cookies 'n' cream and milk chocolate, but also seasonal options such as irish mint and pumpkin spice. More than 50 kinds of topping can be scattered across each cup’s creamy peaks, including candies and fresh fruit. The menu also features no-dairy and sugar-free options to accommodate those with dietary restrictions or milk phobias.