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Route 40 Cafe

A Seat at the Table for All

2550 E Colfax Ave. Denver, Co. 80206

Next to the Tattered Cover Bookstore

303.355.5445 | Free Parking Garage in Back

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Route 40 Café Historic Colfax


Route 40 Café Modern Roadside Café


Located in the historic Lowenstein Complex, Route 40 Café celebrates the rich, vibrant, and sometimes edgy culture of Colfax Avenue. Route 40 was a transcontinental highway – less well-known than its famous sibling Route 66 – that ran from Atlantic City to San Francisco.

The Route 40 café pays homage to the roadside diners and cafes that once flourished along its route – a modern roadside café serving elevated favorites that nourish the soul and delight the palate.  Guests will be surrounded by artifacts from Colfax’s history.  Route 40 Café is a gathering place for people from all walks of life to socialize and enjoy great food and drink together.

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Community Eatery

Route 40 Café Menu

Take a road trip with us and enjoy American classic burgers, deli sandwiches, and upscale versions of diner mainstays like “Breakfast all Day” and daily “Blue Plate Specials”. Saddle up to the bar for an assortment of local craft beers, and creative twists on classic cocktails.


Events At Route 40

Route 40 is available for events and party booking this Holiday Season.

Because we are very contentious of ensuring we provide the safest possible experience for all of our guests and staff, events and parties are limited to 25 people at the current time.

However, we recently renovated the restaurant with social distancing in mind. All events and parties have the entire restaurant to themselves!

We can accommodate all table sizes up to 10-people per table, and request (per current regulations) as little standing co-mingling. In addition, we politely request all guests wear masks while not sitting at tables.

We have made every effort to ensure the cleanliness and sanitization of the restaurant and ask for your help in continuing to provide a safe space for all.

For business and community event needs, we have a projector in the front of the restaurant and can also provide microphones and sound zoning for the entire restaurant.

Please contact us at 720.373.6018 or for party and event inquiries.

We would love to host your event!

Thank you so much for all your support,

Mark Whistler



Route 40 Café

Thank You For all of your support!

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