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Stella's Coffeehaus

1476 S. Pearl St. Denver, CO 80210 | South Denver | 303-777-1031

Location Description:

Owner Stan Geels originally envisioned his coffeehouse as a community gathering spot, a place where people could come and work in peace -- something he had trouble finding when he was in sales and looking for a good spot to catch up between calls on clients. He opened Stella's twenty years ago, and today it fills several eclectic rooms in a house on South Pearl. Those rooms are almost always packed; students and telecommuters share mismatched tables in the quiet nooks during the day, couples and friends catch live music acts and chat on the front porch at night. And at all hours, they sip coffee from local roaster Pablo's, eat burritos and dessert from one of the many local vendors Geels works with, and peruse art from around the world. "It's a coffee klatsch," Geels says, "which means you look for the best that you can find of everything and bring it to your location, and you make all the drinks." Those drinks are an ideal way to end an evening after dinner at one of Pearl Street's many restaurants.

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  • Cuisine(s): Coffeehouse
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 6:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-12am
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Necessary
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible, Wifi Access

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Business Description

Stella's is a virtual labyrinth of comfortable nooks and crannies, perfect for long study sessions, conversations with friends or just a quite minute to yourself. Framed with books and an eclectic collection of art, each room offers a unique feel so that regarledss of whether you want quiet or busy, Stella's offers it. The Stella's patio is an attraction in itself, wrapping around the entire perimeter of the establishment. It is unmatched in Denver.