Where to eat + Drink

Restaurants

Annette

Created by the incredibly talented and award-winning chef, Caroline Glover, she says she created Annette for "three simple reasons: to serve diners as though they were guests in my home, to make a place where people can share food and tell stories they'll remember and to prepare scratch-to-table and wood-fired fare that honors food producers, nourishes eaters and embodies craftmanship, creativity and rustic simplicity." She has accomplished all of this and more in this piece of heaven nestled in Stanley Marketplace.

*PRO TIP: Be sure to make reservations!


Helga's German Restaurant & Deli

You don't have to wait for Oktoberfest to get authentic German food and beer in Denver - it can be yours all year round at Helga's! With no shortage of "Old World" charm, Helga's has been family owned since 1989. Be sure to say hi to sister and brother, Helga and Herbert, when you're there!

*PRO TIP: Long day? Nothing a big boot beer and bratwurst can't fix!


Mango House

Aurora's international food hall hosts a feast of delicious fare from immigrant chefs from Burma, Ethiopia, Syria, Nepal, Sudan & more! It's an ideal place for lunch when you're craving authentic food and a great way to support small, family-owned businesses. In addition to the food court, Mango House is also a refugee resource center offering COVID-19 vaccines and medical / dental services.

*PRO TIP: Build your own buffet by getting something from each place and you can try a little bit of everything!


Rosie's Diner

Step back in time with 50's vibes for days at this classic diner open 6 AM to 9 PM every day!

*PRO TIP: You can check live wait times on their website and be sure to keep an eye out when they bring Cruisin Night back... it's like stepping onto the set of Grease with all the classic cars!


The French Press

With four locations throughout the Front Range, this combo cafe and bakery has a large menu with something for everyone... sweet, savory and everything in between! Their cannolis are an art form, just wait!

*PRO TIP: They rotate their menus seasonally so keep an eye on that and they have a food truck that can also be found out and about Aurora.



Breweries

Dry Dock Brewing Co

This brewery was the very first to open in Aurora and it quickly became the community's number one microbrewery and place to go. It has since grown to two locations, the North Dock and the South Dock, both of which are a blast!

*PRO TIP: The Apricot Blonde is a summer classic and my go-to every time!


Launch Pad Brewery

This brewery started back in 2014 and is owned by husband and wife, David and Erin Lavesque!

*PRO TIP: Check out their events schedule on the website to see what seasonal releases they have and also the food truck schedule!

Wineries

Muse Noraebang and Cafe

The Korean term "Noraebang" translates loosely to "singing room"! This is a spot is a great place to gather for some fun Karaoke and cocktails!

*PRO TIP: They also have a cafe where you can grab a smoothie, cafe fare, and other beverages!


Whispers on Havana

This popular Karaoke and cocktail bar hosts something every night of the week! Whether you like karaoke, trivia, or live music, you'll find it here!

*PRO TIP: Check out their schedule online to see what events are coming up!

Coffee Shops

Beantree Coffee

A fun small coffee shop with super friendly staff, and a great selection of hot & cold drinks, plus a delicious selection of desserts!

*PRO TIP: They have a giant selection of different syrups, even sugar-free syrups, so you can try something new every time you go!


Endless Grind Coffee

This all organic and fair trade coffee shop is run and owned by Freweyni! She is from Ethiopia and loves to share her Ethiopian ancestry of coffee with her community!

*PRO TIP: On the first Sunday of every month you can go to Endless Grind and experience a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony!


Legends Coffee

After years of working as baristas at all kinds of coffee shops, Jacob and Tabitha Wickline decided to open up Legends Coffee! They have an incredible selection of food and beverage options, and want everyone who walks through their doors to feel welcomed and right at home!

*PRO TIP: They have a delicious lavender latte, and offer super fast curbside pick up!


Wonder Tea Café

A one-stop-shop for a variety of different beverages, they have boba, tea, coffee, and some delicious food options!

*PRO TIP: Try their coconut ice cream with sticky rice!