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Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 to 10 pm | 303.355.5445 2550 E. Colfax Ave. Next door to the Tattered Cover Bookstore


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 SanFrancisco.

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

Route 40 Menus

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.

Historic Colfax

Featuring Exhibit 3 of The Colfax Museum, guests will find a wonderful trove of Colfax memorabilia at Route 40 Café. Curated by Jonny Barber, The Colfax Museum is a hit for the whole family.