mini-review: Huckleberry Roasters (Dairy Block)

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Another Denver roaster and cafe operator, their original cafe on N. Pecos in the Sunnyside neighborhood is revered (and definitely on my list for my next trip). I visited the newer outlet, a stand-alone inside the Dairy Block complex in LoDo.

The relevant section of Dairy Block is open concept, rather than walled off individual shops, and it works well. The cafe manages to be both large and intimate. Lots of different finishes including white subway tiles, light colored marble counters, blonde wood, and a mix of hard and soft finishes. The de riguer pull-up glass garage door to the sidewalk.  There are a few distinct seating areas both within the cafe and as part of the Dairy Block, and a couple tables on the sidewalk.

Loved this sign

My quad macchiato was made by one of the very serious yet friendly young men working that day, on a big beaut of a La Marzocco.  It was good, though the milk overpowered the coffee a bit. As it was my only stop of the day, I followed up with an espresso to try to get a better feel for the flavor.

The shot was a bit mild at first but got stronger toward the finish, a bit complex, and quite delicious.  So thumbs up, but in future I would either order an espresso or stick to a single macchiato to give the coffee more of a chance to shine.

There’s a limited food menu here, and it looks enticing.  I grabbed a raspberry bar from the small array of baked goods on the counter and it was great.

Huckleberry Roasters
Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St, Denver
also at 4301 N. Pecos, Sunnyside, Denver

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