Top 8 Coffee Shops in Aspen

Aspen is a stunning, welcoming mountain town in Colorado. Many flock here to admire the breathtaking views and visit the high-end restaurants and boutiques, historical landmarks like the Wheeler Opera House, and cultural attractions like the Aspen Art Museum. Whether you're swishing down the slopes, shopping for that perfect gift, or looking for homes for sale in Aspen, nothing goes better with a day in Aspen than a trip to one of the fantastic coffee shops nearby. Read on to find out more about the trendiest, coziest coffee shops in town!

1. Local Coffee House & Eatery

Topping the list is the Local Coffee House & Eatery. Charming and pleasant, this favorite spot roasts its coffee beans on-site and offers a coffee subscription for the discerning coffee drinker. Specialty drinks include the Tombmaker, made with oat milk, turmeric, simple syrup, and Makers Mark, or the Irish Fleecer, a flat white drink with Jameson and Irish Cream. The Local Coffee House & Eatery serves a light menu until 2 pm with favorites like avocado toast, southwest sunrise burritos, an assortment of paninis, and scrumptious yogurt bowls. Located at 614 East Copper Avenue next to the Mezzaluna restaurant in downtown Aspen, it's convenient to nearby shopping.

2. Ink Coffee

Local to Colorado, Ink Coffee is another Aspen fan favorite. They serve coffee from around the world and freshly roast their own beans five days a week. The company has several shops all over the Denver area. The Aspen location serves an eclectic array of coffee drinks and is famous for its burritos and lattes. Some favorites include the Blended B&B, a mixture of espresso, chocolate, skim milk, and ice; the Avalanche Latte, a blend of coffee, espresso, steamed milk, and white chocolate flavoring; Organic Bliss Carrot Nut Teabread, and the gluten-free lemon-poppy raspberry pastry. Ink partners with Socially Conscious Coffee to source beans from farmers who are given education, health care, and environmental programs.

3. Paradise Bakery & Café

Paradise Bakery & Café
is a must-visit when in Aspen. They serve a delicious array of lattes, cappuccinos, Americanos, and flat whites as well as an entire display case of scrumptious pastries, muffins, brownies, and croissants. Favorites include their signature Raspberry Mocha Paradise Latte, which pairs nicely with the house's favorite raspberry bar. Paradise Bakery & Café also serves ice cream, and they are well-known for their dessert drink, the Affogato, which is espresso drizzled over creamy gelato. Located at 320 S. Galena Street, this coffee shop is a local favorite!

4. Bear Den Aspen

This charming coffee shop is an idyllic corner bistro in downtown Aspen at 301 E Aspen Ave, a block from the White House Tavern and Main Street. They offer a full coffee menu, including special drinks with homemade flavorings such as cardamom, vanilla bean, and lavender, as well as a variety of delectable pastries such as tarts and cakes. The Bear Den Aspen is a quick and casual café that will keep your momentum going while you take in the sites and events in Aspen!

5. Jour De Fete

A family-owned French café, the Jour De Fete is located in a prime spot right from the W Hotel Aspen. They offer an all-encompassing menu that includes breakfast, lunch, hot entrees, and a wide selection of coffee drinks. Consider the cinnamon French toast, Huevos Rancheros, sandwiches such as the Daniele (breaded chicken breast, marinara sauce, and melted provolone), a variety of fresh salads, warm and savory soups, and family-style meals such as homemade lasagna and quiche. Coffee drinks include lattes, Americanos, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and more! 

6. Felix Roasting Co.

Nestled inside the historic Hotel Jerome at 103 S Mill Street, the Felix Roasting Co. offers a full menu of specialty coffees from espresso to lattes, homemade syrups, tonics, housemade non-dairy kinds of milk, and spice blends as well as refined treats to complement your drinks. The Felix Roasting Co. has a charm all of its own; with its rich historical roots and modern luxury amenities, it is a beautiful coffee shop to sit and sip your favorite coffee drink.

7. Aspen X Café

The Aspen X Café
is only a four-minute walk from the Aspen Art Museum and is a retail store as well as a café. One of the newest cafés in Aspen, The Aspen X serves Lavazza Italian Coffee, gourmet local pastries, and savory snacks to pair with your favorite drink. Enjoy your morning cappuccino while browsing the shop for a relaxed outing! As a special treat, you can pick up a selection of Laduree Parisian Macarons in an elegant cart outside the shop.

8. Gorsuch Ski Café

If you intend to hit the slopes, the Gorsuch Ski Café is for you. Located steps from the Silver Queen Gondola, the Gorsuch Ski Café offers delicious, convenient coffees, lattes, and cappuccinos. If you're feeling hungry, they have a full menu of sweet and savory indulgences from spinach and feta croissants to chicken pot pie — as well as selections from the bar such as mimosas and specialty beers. Gorsuch Ski Shop is their full-service ski shop offering rentals for the whole family.

Aspen real estate

If you've fallen in love with this beautiful mountain town, there are 351 homes for sale in Aspen in some of the best neighborhoods, including Downtown Aspen, Centennial, and The West End. If you're considering a move to Aspen and are interested in learning more about Aspen real estate, you'll want to get in touch with the trusted and knowledgeable realtors at Saslove & Warwick for all of your real estate needs.

About the Authors

Joshua Saslove

Joshua Saslove is the undisputed luxury real estate leader in Aspen, Colorado. Saslove routinely outperforms all other brokers in one of America's most exclusive, and most competitive, real estate markets when it comes to Aspen real estate. With over 40 years of experience and an unwavering commitment to the perfection of client service, he has sold an estimated $3+ billion in real estate while accumulating a client list of some of the world's most influential individuals.

Joshua Saslove has been featured on the cover of New York Times for his representation of the Prince Bandar $135 million estate. During 2009, the worst economic year in decades, Saslove made headlines for seller representation of the largest residential home sale in the United States for that year, a $43 million Aspen estate.

A Detroit native, Joshua is a proud Harley guy who enjoys cross-country skiing and spending time with family.

Riley Warwick

Riley Warwick is co-founder of the Aspen-based brokerage team, Saslove & Warwick, at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, with his partner Joshua Saslove. Saslove & Warwick approaches Aspen’s real estate landscape with an auspicious blend of experience, deep community ties, and forward thinking. Together, The Saslove & Warwick Team has over 60 years of experience and $4+ billion in closed sales.

Riley’s uncanny ability to find off-market opportunities for his clients is one trait that sets him apart. Recent examples include his record-setting sale of 421 Willoughby Way for $72.5M, 132 Placer Lane for $55M, representing buyer and seller, and numerous other off-market sales. 

Crediting his success as an Aspen real estate agent to a relentless work ethic, responsiveness, and deep market knowledge, Riley also adheres to the primary principles of discretion, honesty and continual improvement. Ultimately, Riley judges his success by the number of clients who would recommend him to their friends and family.

His success thus far has not gone unrecognized. The Saslove & Warwick Team maintains standing as the #1 Colorado Team by sales volume for 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019. Riley was ranked #1 Douglas Elliman Colorado Agent in 2021, 2020 and 2019 for gross sales volume, #2 Douglas Elliman Colorado Agent in 2019 for GCI, voted the #2 Aspen Times Realtor of The Year in 2017, and received the Team Player Award from Douglas Elliman in 2018. 

A graduate of Purdue University and an Indiana native, Riley has been a downtown Aspen resident for the past eight years. When not working on real estate, Riley is an avid reader and cyclist. His other interests include art, architecture, design, vintage watches, and cars.


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