2418 W. 32nd Ave., Highlands
Everything in this family-run, neighborhood LoHi café is amazing, from their breakfast pastries (prepared fresh on-site each morning, they typically sell out quickly) to their coffee, to their flour-less apricot oatmeal bars. Their egg sandwich, served on toasted brioche—which you can customize with add-ons like bacon, Swiss, or arugula—gets a special shout-out. The space itself is as charming as you would expect, and the absence of WiFi fosters a community vibe you didn’t realize you were craving.
3233 Tejon St., The Highlands
Like many great specialty spots, American Cultures started as a food truck before landing in a permanent brick and mortar spot, which is on the first floor of a residential building in The Highlands neighborhood. The kombucha taproom serves an impressive array of flavors, and then there's the crowning kombucha float—topped with organic frozen yogurt (only in Denver...). You can also come here for a quick breakfast and cold brew.