For a sport-friendly downtown flare with great food and coffee, and one of the best homemade chai teas in town, one simply cannot beat Paris on the Platte. Simply put, it’s a Denver staple not to be missed for a visitor from any other town, hip or not.
They are amicable to lollygagging with plenty of seating, free internet and a patio. Be and be seen. And in the evenings, come hang out at the wine bar, where there is usually live, local music. It’s a great spot to meet up before or after a run, ride or paddle. It’s cooler than Starbucks at REI, more legit, hip, local, and also right near the up-and-coming Platte River downtown area.
You can tie your dog up out front after a long stick-throwing session down by the river. It’s close to a number of outdoor retailers and outfitters including the new GoLite store, Wilderness Exchange, REI and Confluence Kayaks. Paris on the Platte is very easy to bike or walk to from pretty much anywhere downtown or in the Lower Highlands. Parking isn’t that terrible down here either.
With the in-house roasted coffee and downtown vibe, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to Portland. Locally owned and operated for over 26 years, this is a nothing short of a Denver gem.