Top coffee shops in Summit County, CO |

Top coffee shops in Summit County, CO

Special to the Daily: Christina Holbrook

Coffeehouses and Creativity: Where To Meet for Coffee, Check Your Email and Get Some Work Done In Summit County

The coffee shop has long been the unofficial office for freelancers and entrepreneurs. With free Wi-Fi, comfy chairs and conveniently large table space, many coffee shops are also great places for those working in a traditional office to arrange an outside meeting with friends or colleagues (or a job interview!).

There’s no denying that a strong cup of joe will help to jump-start the creative process — and, fortunately, no matter where you are in Summit County, there’s a cafe nearby where the proprietors will welcome you to settle in with your laptop and a steamy caffeinated beverage.

Here’s a list of some great coffee shops in Summit County where you can check your email, meet up with friends and maybe even finish that novel you’ve been working on. Co-working spaces also provide a great environment for freelancers and entrepreneurs — and coffee is included! See a few suggestions at the end of this list.


The Crown Café – 215 South Main Street


Settle into one of the comfortable couches with your coffee, a delicious pastry and your laptop. Who knows, you may end up staying until happy hour which runs from 3-6 pm. Outdoor tables are set up in front of The Crown, with more outdoor seating available in the garden behind the restaurant.

Cool River Coffee House – 325 S. Main Street


A casual coffee shop that also serves yummy pastries and sandwiches. There’s plenty of space for you and your laptop at one of the high-top tables indoors or move outside to the backyard garden with a view of the Blue River.

Amazing Grace Natural Eatery – 213 Lincoln Avenue


A great place to meet health-conscious friends or business collaborators. Amazing Grace serves delicious vegetarian and gluten-free treats — which go perfectly with a strong cup of coffee or a spicy chai tea. The side dining room is a nice quiet space for work or private discussions.

Yellow Arrow Coffee

103 South Harris Street


This new cozy coffee shop is located under the Breckenridge Library. Enjoy gluten-free pastries and sandwiches, amazing lattes and a quiet, comfortable environment for getting some work done. Plenty of parking, too (which is not always the case in Breck!).

Starbucks – 225 S. Main Street/970-547-4373

The original freelancers “office,” with great Wi-Fi, plenty of table space and coffee selections we all know by heart.


The Pour House – 40 Cove Boulevard, Dillon


A fun, mod place where you can grab a table and get some work done, fueled by a strong espresso. Or settle into one of the comfortable retro lounge chairs, and join friends or co-workers for cocktails and conversation. Bold, colorful paintings by local artists enliven this bright cheerful space. Full bar.

Starbucks – Dillon Ridge Shopping Center


Conveniently located for entrepreneurs who need to make that routine stop at FedEx. Head just around the corner to Starbucks, order your double tall latte and take a break to check email.


Abbey’s Coffee – 720 East Main Street


A favorite meeting place for locals — great coffee, a selection of pastries and a convenient location right of Route 9 and Main Street. A good magazine selection, too! Convenient parking.

Next Page Books & Nosh – 409 Main Street


So, you work for yourself, and you just need to get out of the house? Why not spend an hour perusing the latest bestsellers while you wait for inspiration to strike? Next Page Books is one of the few remaining independent bookstores and also boasts a coffee bar and seating area where patrons can settle in with their coffee and a good read.

Starbucks – 710 Summit Blvd (Route 9)


Grab a coffee and a newspaper and take a break from your day. Or take advantage of the excellent Wi-Fi and get a few emails answered. All the Starbucks Coffee Shops offer excellent pastries and hot paninis. Easy on-and-off of Route 9.


Inxpot – 195 River Run, Keystone/970-262-3707

Walls lined with bookshelves, a fireplace and lots of comfortable seating make this one of the more irresistible coffee shops in Summit County. Health-conscious diners will also appreciate the menu that includes many vegetarian and gluten-free options. Full bar menu.


Red Buffalo Coffee358 Blue River Parkway/970-468-4959

A homey coffee shop with a casual, laid-back atmosphere. Cafe tables out back by the Blue River are an additional draw. Tucked into a small local shopping area, just off I-70 in Silverthorne.


There are several co-working spaces in Summit County that offer freelancers and entrepreneurs not only free coffee and Wi-Fi, but also ample working space and the chance to meet other like-minded creative thinkers. Co-working spaces charge a monthly membership fee — but also offer day passes if you want to check out the vibe.

ELEVATE CoSpace – 711 Granite Street, Frisco


The first community co-working space in Frisco. ELEVATE has a lively group of members and is a favorite of high-energy, hard-charging, mountain-loving folks. Frequent programs and networking events are available to non-members.

Day pass: $25

Evo3 Workspace – 620 East Main Street, Frisco


A new space for entrepreneurs and creative thinkers who like to work together collaboratively.

Half day pass: $19

Day pass: $33

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