Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE traveling and exploring new places (I mean obviously, this is a blog dedicated to wayfaring!), however sometimes it’s refreshing to put on a new lens and simply spend time in our own city! To make things a bit more interesting (and add a bit of exercise) we took to the streets of Denver on our bikes! We decided to take advantage of the unseasonably warm temps we were having in the Mile High City for an afternoon of what we endearingly termed our “bike and brunch.”
We set out from our house and headed the 5.5 miles to our first stop at Crema for a caramel latte and a quick bite in the RiNo neighborhood. The coffee shop is quaint and inviting, we’ll definitely be back to check out more of their breakfast options! From there, we headed to Uptown for some shared plates, which of course included the mac and cheese, at Steuben’s! Kervin ordered the gin fizz which was surprisingly delicious for someone who dislikes gin! We took a stroll on foot around the neighborhood to check out a few shops and walk off our tasty meal. We then headed about a mile to the mecca of all doughnuts, Voodoo Doughnut, on E Colfax. This was actually only our second visit here since moving to the city, and you can bet there was a line! It was definitely worth the wait as we walked away with our Portland cream filled and chocolate peanut butter doughnuts! We decided to taste test the cream filled and save the other for later. We headed down the road a few miles on East Colfax to Humble Pie. I had spied this adorable spot while driving for work months ago and had been begging Kervin to try it out. Humble Pie did NOT disappoint! It was an adorable store with everything from sweet and savory pies to coffee and adult beverages! We opted for their blueberry hand pie and a savory Italian Meathead. At this point we were quite stuffed, but couldn’t resist tasting these beauts! Needless to say we will most certainly be back for more! Our last stop of the day was right next door at Chow Urban Grill for a drink on the patio before heading the few miles back home. Our round trip was about 14 miles for the day. Some of our favorite photos from our bike and brunch are below!
What is your favorite way to explore the city? We would love to hear your favorite eateries, where should we try next??