Coffee Haus: Wash Perk
Where: 853 E Ohio Ave, Denver, CO ( just a couple blocks west of Washington Park and Downing)
Hours: see picture below
Menu: Burritos, full coffee bar, teas, baked goods
This morning, I decided to visit Wash Perk coffee shop. Its a couple blocks away from Washington Park and one of my favorites. Much of the clientele is walking in and walking out-just stopping by on their morning stroll through the neighborhood.
Its snowing today. Like the last couple days its a mixture of light dusting and fluffy flakes. it doesn’t stick well so on the ground there is only a couple inches. The weather is just cold and inclement enough to stay inside and read a good book otherwise known as an introverts perfect day.
Wash Perk is the quintessential neighborhood coffee shop. Its seated on the corner streets of Ohio and Emerson. Its friendly and fosters a neighborly-just-around-the-corner-vibe. There is ample patio seating outside. Inside it feels like your kitchen and living room have merged into one really big comfy and cozy house.I’m convinced if the 90’s show “Friends” was filmed in Denver rather than New York this would be their cafe spot. It caters to families and millennials and neither demographic looks out of place for being here. There is big wooden tables and couches as well as seats at bar level. Also, there are plenty of outlets for your tech needs-win!
They serve Kaladi Brothers coffee, which is a local Denver roaster. They roast their coffee beans with air and not heat. I don’t know the science behind this or why but it equals a smooth brew every time! Today I ordered a large drip coffee.
They have breakfast burritos here as well as the usual of pastries, muffins, and cookies. But there is also some random items like yogurt, sparkling water, and orange juice. I usually stop here with my friends on our way to Wash Park for a walk and talk. The local park influences the coffee shop and each place influences the activity and energy of both settings.