The temperatures are rising, baseball’s swinging back into action, and it’s time to swap those Sorels for flip-flops because it’s officially patio season (universally known to Sidewalk Dogs everywhere as my-human-no-longer-has-an-excuse-to-leave-me-at-home season). Whether you’re a black-coffee connoisseur or a vanilla-latte lover, drink all the caffeine with your furry frendo by your side at these dog-friendly coffee shops that’ll have your pup thinking, Starbucks who?
Blue Sparrow Coffee
The white, blue, ‘n brick interior’s picture-pawfect and the patio and rooftop are top dog. Grab a nitro cold brew (or house-made blueberry soda) and then gallivant around Fuller Dog Park.
You’d better fluffin’ believe there are free treats at this brightly hued Pearl Street coffee shop. Also on paw: live music, art-for-sale–bedecked walls, and a pup-pleasing patio with plenty of shade for the dog days of summer. For being suchagoodboy while you scarfed down a piece of banana walnut bread and guzzled an iced matcha tea, treat your pup to a new toy (or two) at nearby pet shop The Whole Cat & Dogs Too.
Denver Bicycle Cafe
Bikes, beer, coffee, dogs . . . does it get any better? No, no it does not. While your bike chain’s being repaired, hit the patio with Fido for a breakfast burrito and chai latte (or a beer)—then cycle over to Carla Madison Dog Park.
Highlands Cork & Coffee
Whether doggo’s your early-morning coffee companion or your after-work bubbly buddy, dogs lounge on this patio all puppin’ day. Afternoons are even known as “puppy hour” because of the amount of four-legged patrons. After you two finish your refreshments—complimentary water bowls and treats for your pup; panini and a cuppa for you—head on over to Biscotti Hound for homemade dog biscuits in flavors like coconut and pumpkin. (Planning a birthday bash for your woofer? This place also makes dog birthday cakes.)
After sniffin’ around Washington Park’s lakeside paths and flower gardens, wag over to Wash Perk (we can’t help but wonder if the name was inspired by Friends’ Central Perk). Order a flavored iced tea or freshly roasted coffee, then snag a seat and take a selfie on the dog-friendly patio. You doggo may even be featured on Wash Perk’s Instagram page as a “Pup of the Perk.”
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