Tucked into the matrix of warehouses and industrial buildings near I-25, Santa Fe and Evans is GreenHouse Coffee, a large green bungalow plopped across the street from the Evans light-rail station at 2190 South Delaware Street. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, this cozy spot arms bleary-eyed commuters with a morning buzz, and also provides the neighborhood with a place to enjoy a quiet cup of Pablo's coffee or a Trompeau Bakery pastry away from the traffic of Broadway.
Owners Mark Carl and Maria Martin appreciate the niche they found in this part of town. "We're just trying to focus on being the small, local coffee shop with a dog-friendly atmosphere," says Martin.
They plan on paying special attention to the needs of Denver's dog owners. Besides the usual jar of dog treats, the coffeehouse has a massive yard that will become a haven for neighborhood people and pets come spring -- even if the yard and patio furniture now sit under snow.
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GreenHouse opened quietly on November 14. "We planned for a soft opening," Martin explains. "We'll be ready for a big publicity push at the beginning of the year."
In the meantime, the coffee's on. Find more information on the GreenHouse website.