Huckleberry Roasters is one of several local roasters making a name for Denver’s growing coffee scene. Starting out of a garage in 2011, they now have a retail cafe and roasting space, along with a new brand called Port Side in the RiNo arts district serving their coffee with breakfast sandwiches, avocado toast, and light lunch & dinner fare.
Their Pecos St. cafe and roastery is in a nondescript building on a residential street north of downtown, marked most prominently by a generic black and white sign whisper-shouting “Coffee Shop” in capitalized sans-serif letters. An angular mural and vintage motorcycle parked outside suggests there’s more here than meets the eye, and a large cut-out window frames a handful of leisurely coffee sippers, hinting that there might be something worth investigating inside.
The normcore exterior aesthetic activated my hipster radar, but the truth is that there’s nothing but warm vibes and inviting enthusiasm for quality coffee inside. Huckleberry’s baristas were great and the coffee lived up to the many recommendations I received on Twitter. If you live in the area, you’re lucky to have Huckleberry as your neighborhood coffee spot, and if you’re nearby it’s a worthy pitstop.