44th Avenue @ Vallejo in the Sunnyside neighborhood Denver, Colorado
The Original Common Grounds in the Highlands
West Highland Neighborhood Location CLOSED APRIL, 2013
In 1992 we shared the block with Pizza Alley, the original location of Sabor Latino, a few liquor stores, a furniture store and kitchen cabinet maker. Now, the whole of the Highlands Neighborhoods have blossomed into life and the strip runs from Iriving to Perry! We are still front and center and full of activity. We now offer soups, salads, and sandwiches in addition to the best coffee, espresso, and tea drinks in Denver. As of 2007 you may also enjoy beer and wine at this location. And don't forget we serve Denver-made Liks Premium ice cream!
ABOUT US Common Grounds, a coffeehouse, was opened by Mary and Lisa Rogers in 1992 as an alternative to the Denver bar scene. In 1992 alternative meant "No Smoking," charging a whole 75¢ for a cup of coffee, and offering a live music stage. It also meant taking a chance on a struggling neighborhood, the Highlands.
We’ve grown since then by opening another location in Crestone in 1994 (although we closed it in 1995) and then our third store in LoDo in 1999. In 2002, we began roasting our own coffee under the name Highland Coffee & Tea. We are still family owned and operated.