Openings and Closings

Every Restaurant Opening and Closing This Week, September 5-12

Amethyst Coffee's space on West 44th Avenue is serving coffee once again.
Amethyst Coffee's space on West 44th Avenue is serving coffee once again. Devil's Cup Coffee/Instagram
It's been a pretty quiet week for restaurant openings, with only two new additions to report...and no closings!

In July, Amethyst Coffee shuttered its location near Lakeside Amusement Park (it still has spots inside Edgewater Public Market and at 11th and Broadway). Now the coffee's back on at 4999 West 44th Avenue: Session Coffee, which closed its shop on South Santa Fe Drive in May 2020, has taken over the space and opened under a new name: Devil's Cup Coffee. Along with lattes and cortados, you can also pick up beans by the bag, as Devil's Cup has also begun roasting again.

In a hush-hush location not far from Cherry Creek, Gaijin Omakase is now serving multi-course dinners at its eight-seat chef's counter. With an irreverent spin on high-end cuisine, where the wine flows freely and karaoke is available on demand, this new addition could be worth the splurge for a special occasion.

Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings this week:


Restaurants opening this week:*

Devil's Cup Coffee
, 4999 West 44th Avenue
Gaijin Omakase

*Or earlier and not previously reported.

Know of something we missed? Let us know, cafe@westword.com.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Molly Martin is the Westword Food & Drink editor. She’s been writing about the dining scene in Denver since 2013, and was eating her way around the city long before that. She enjoys long walks to the nearest burrito joint and nights spent sipping cocktails on Colfax.
Contact: Molly Martin