In 2016 we embarked on a day-long quest to find the ultimate doughnut place. There were many local contenders, but we decided Habit had the most incredible doughnut of all time (sorry, Voodoo). Our favorite doughnut, the Feed My Habit, comes with a raspberry glaze, a juicy blueberry, a dash of streusel topping, and a gorgeous drizzle of white chocolate. Mouth meets doughnut in a symphony of deliciousness and dough. They also sell small droppers of your choice of alcohol if you’re interested in dosing up your pastry.
This location offers one of Denver’s best patios. Its array of plants and bright umbrellas makes it the perfect place to be on a nice day. The menu features upscale brunchy items for a reasonable price. Their bruschetta boards come with your choice of four of their scrumptious offerings. Whether you want something with fig and apple, or salmon and capers, this menu item will hit the spot. Paired with a nice glass of wine (especially during happy hour – $6/glass every day until 5 PM) or a cucumber lemonade, you’ll leave with a happy belly and a fatter wallet.
Go in for the ambiance, and stay for the wide assortment of delicious food. Avanti is the perfect place to spend time with friends who can never agree on where to eat. Not to mention the spectacular city views from the roof patios! If you’re looking for something a little different, head across the street to Happy Camper – an outdoorsy pizza place with a fresh spin.
A true Highlands icon, this ice cream shop is a must-see. Little Man sits boldly on 16th Street in a massive milk can. They frequently change up their flavors and are sure to have a double scoop of something you’ll need. There is a quaint and relaxed area where you can sit and enjoy your creamy dessert. For a little more serenity, walk to nearby Hirshorn Park to sit under a shady tree with your cone.
This joint calls to you from afar with its bright red sign and funky logo. Once we saw it, we spontaneously added Dave’s to our list and walked in to find some of the most delicious chicken of all time with a side of swanky atmosphere. Bold neon signs and artwork cover the walls, and good music comes through the speakers. They have many spice levels, so you can be matched with the crispy chicken that is right for you.