Coffe shop

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ampersands on Broadway #7: Ben at Happy Coffee

Ben Schweizer takes espresso orders at Happy Coffee with an ampersand on his bicep, a burr grinder and Chemex glassware in the background; Ben had a contemplative explanation for how he chose this tattoo, combining his interests in typography, etymology and literature

the form of this ampersand, combining three simple arcs and a line, seems to fit the functional minimalism of Happy Coffee’s furniture and fixtures, but surely Ben carries it with him into more chaotic settings …

the design is a Bryan Angelo Lim creation for the 2010 charity font project FontAid IV, a collection of 400 ampersands to represent the concept of “coming together"

(seventh in a series — typography on Broadway may be intimate or visible for miles; focusing on the typographic form of ampersands is both a simple delight and a way to illustrate Baker’s diversity)

Sugar Bakeshop

wholesale bakery Sugar Bakeshop teased us for over a year — they had a booth at both this winter's and last winter's Fancy Tiger Holiday Handmade Markets, where they sold impressively good treats and drinks and announced their plans to open a retail shop in Baker …

Bardo Coffee House - 238 South Broadway

Location

238 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
United States
39° 42' 44.0172" N, 104° 59' 13.8804" W

We've had our eye on this coffee shop for the last year when a sign originally went up in the window announcing an eventual opening in the Imperial Building on South Broadway. After Waterloo, formerly open for coffee and crepes in a cute setting, there has been a coffee void in south Baker that has only been filled by the Starbucks locations at Alameda and Broadway. It's hard to say when the business will finally open, but we peeked in and saw that the place mostly looks setup and should be cute.

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