The Best Coffee Shops in Aspen, Colorado: A Guide for Coffee Lovers

Stephanie Kroll

Aspen, Colorado, is known for its stunning mountain views, world-class skiing, and vibrant cultural scene. But did you know it’s also home to some of the best coffee shops in the country? Whether you’re a local or a visitor, finding the perfect spot for your morning brew or afternoon pick-me-up is essential. Here’s a rundown of the best coffee shops in Aspen, each offering a unique experience and a delicious cup of coffee.

Sant Ambroeus

After much anticipation, Sant Ambroeus has opened its doors on Hyman Avenue, bringing its renowned coffee and Milanese fare to the Roaring Fork Valley. This beloved establishment, with locations in New York City, The Hamptons, Palm Beach, and Milan, is now a local favorite in Aspen. The café's design is a feast for the eyes, featuring vintage Italian pieces like La Bambole sofas by Mario Bellini and 1950s Carlo Ratti chairs. Enjoy signature pasticceria, classic desserts, or Paninetti all'olio by executive pastry chef Guido Mogni while soaking in the Alpine-meets-Milan ambiance.

Ink! Coffee

Ink! Coffee is a staple in the Denver and Aspen areas, known for meticulously hand-roasting their coffee beans in small batches five days a week. Their Aspen location offers a wide range of beverages, from blended coffee drinks to organic pastries and breakfast treats. Don’t miss the avalanche latte, a delicious blend of coffee, espresso, steamed milk, and white chocolate flavoring.

  • Address: 520 E. Durant Ave. 110A
  • Phone: 970.544.0588
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Jour De Fete

Family-owned and operated since 1988, Jour De Fete is a charming French café that serves staple coffee beverages and café goodies. Their house-made cold brew, lattes, and cappuccinos are must-tries. Add a shot of Maison Routing flavoring, like white chocolate or raspberry, to any drink for an extra pop of sweetness.

Paradise Bakery & Cafe

Start your day with a fresh-brewed americano from Paradise Cafe, or try their signature raspberry mocha paradise latte, paired perfectly with a house-baked raspberry bar. For a delightful combination of bitter and sweet, order an affogato—homemade espresso poured over creamy gelato.

Bear Den Aspen

Bear Den Aspen offers a cozy ambiance and decadent coffees, making it an ideal spot for a homemade meal or specialty caffeinated beverage. Try their homemade flavorings like vanilla bean, cardamom, or lavender to elevate your regular café latte to a new level of indulgence.

  • Address: 301 E. Hopkins Ave. #101
  • Phone: 970.922.9218
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Felix Roasting Co.

Located inside the Hotel Jerome, Felix Roasting Co. is a specialty coffee roaster offering a range of hot and cold beverages, as well as specialty drinks. Each sip is enhanced with Felix’s house-made non-dairy milks, proprietary syrups, and custom spice blends.

Unravel Coffee + Bar

Unravel Coffee + Bar, the coffee shop and brand of Gravity Haus, offers 16 different kinds of Ethiopian coffee from beans sourced directly from Ethiopian farmers and roasted in-house. The coffee bar also serves breakfast, wraps, sandwiches, cocktails, and more, making it a versatile spot for any time of day.

Aspen’s coffee scene is as vibrant and diverse as its natural surroundings. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick grab-and-go or a leisurely café experience, these coffee shops offer something for everyone. Next time you’re in Aspen, be sure to explore these top spots for an exceptional coffee experience.


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