Queen City General Store
220 E. 13th Ave., Capitol Hill
This cool little space, a few blocks away from the Denver Art Museum, is filled with all kinds of collected treasures, from crystals and Tarot cards, to succulents and houseplants, to an apothecary section with fragrances, salts, and bitters. They also stock a selection of (primarily Western-inspired) vintage clothing items like shearling-lined denim jackets, fringed leather pieces, and embroidered peasant tops, as well as turquoise jewelry and a lovely table stacked with lacy lingerie from small, indie lines. It's a great spot to pick up a souvenir.
Black Eye Coffee
800 Sherman St., Capitol Hill
This cute little coffee shop first opened on Navajo in the center of a residential neighborhood, offering table space for workers, a small-but-perfect menu of snacks like yogurt and granola or pastries, and tons of natural light streaming in through wide windows in the front. They recently opened a second location in Capitol Hill with a totally different identity, swapping their rustic hipster aesthetic for a more contemporary feel, and staying open into the evenings to serve small bites and alcohol. The one thing that's consistent: Perfectly roasted Boxcar espresso in the hands of expert baristas.