Denver >Food & Dining > Paris Coffee Roasting
1553 Platte St Ste 102, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.757447 -105.008675
Mon. - Thu. 7am - 1am;Fri. - Sat. 7am - 3am;Sun. 10am - 1am
Neighborhoods: Highland, Northwest Denver
Paris is great but... – I really like Paris. I remember after dark meet ups there as a teenager. Drinking Coffee and smoking a few cigs with friends! One of the few places you could actually go to smoke! Things have changed! Gone Downhill.
Used to be great! – I used to love Paris until they decided to go from being a coffee/cigar shop to a wine bar. The crowd is now lame...Used to be a great place to spend a Saturday evening full of homework. Now I won't step foot inside, but man do I miss the coffee. Everyone I know boycotts paris now.
Great location, horrible service, mediocre food – When I think of a cheese and meat "board", especially one for $13 I have a certain level of expectation. High quality cheese, olives, spreads, meats, breads, etc...
At Paris on the Platte they bring you deli meat. Seriously...their "fine cheddar" were deli singles cut into triangles. I wish I were joking. Deli singles of cheddar, deli roast beef, stale french bread, and sliced tomatoes are their $13 "Bordeaux Board".
This would have been bad enough if we didn't sit around waiting 15 minutes for service. There was one bartender who spent the entire evening gabbing with her friend.
It's really sad, because this place LOOKS like it should be awesome. It's got a cool scene, a great location, and great potential. It just fails to execute.
Denver Staple – Paris is a staple in Denver. I was born and raised here and have been going to Paris since I was in high school. I love it & I always will!! I work in the area now and I often stop in for a coffee to go. I notice only one thing that could be changed that would make me and many other people I know happy... put more than one employee behind the register and coffee bar. It is because there is only one employee checking people out and making coffee that the service is so slow.
Excellent Coffee Shop – Paris Coffee Roasting is a fantastic coffee shop. Their food and coffee is top-notch, and while it does command a premium price, the quality is very high. Their coffee is freshly roasted and they get their chai and other teas specially blended from a local spice shop. When you support Paris Coffee Roasting, not only are you supporting a local small business, but one that works with other small businesses in the area. The people who work at Paris are great. I've never had a single problem with the service. When you go into Paris late at night, when the place is packed, you'll still get great service. The wait staff are attentive but not annoying and get your order right every time.
I'm more than happy to drive half an hour to Paris Coffee Roasting multiple times per week because of the quality of food and drinks, the great people working there, and the fact that I'm supporting a small business.
Mmk. Awesome – Okie dokie. So I'm guessing that all of the people who have written bad reviews about this place have never worked in a restaurant. And if you have you should know that when you're almost past the maximum capacity of the building it is sort of hard to treat every customer like they're the only customer in the place. When things get busy (and I don't mean like half the place busy. I mean the entire place is so busy that some people are standing) they can't focus on you and treat you like you're God's gift to mankind. I have been served by pretty much every person that works there and every single one of them has been extremely kind. I only know two of their names (Jason and Shatsta?) but at most places when it's that busy your server won't even give you the time of day let alone their name. Yes. Sometimes you do have to wait for your coffee but it isn't as if they are purposely keeping your coffee/tea/food from you. They're just so busy that they can't bring everyones coffee/tea/food out to them in three minutes. And if you want your coffee or food or tea go drink substandard coffee from Starbucks or go get your food from a fast food joint. Ok? Great things take time. And for the people that say they are "insanely overpriced" you should get over it. When they roast their own beans and make their coffee with care you darn well better expect it to be at least two dollars over the mediocre coffee at Starbucks. Thanks!
Where did these other people go? – Why all the hate mail for Paris? I don't recognize the place where I ate in the reviews below.
I had a business lunch at Paris yesterday, visiting the coffee shop for the first time since high school. My memories were of 17-year-olds dressed in black, drinking coffee with copious amounts of milk and sugar to mask the fact that we hadn't quite "acquired" that taste yet, and the smell of Cloves. I was a little dubious about the location being up to business par, but gave it a go. I'm happy I did, as a favorite former haunt has grown up quite nicely.
I walked in and grabbed a table. I had a menu and water within minutes, brought by a pierced waitress that never would have gotten a first interview at a chain. She was quick and knowledgeable (leading me to the pesto chicken sandwich - trust me, eat this) and checked in often enough to be helpful but not annoying. And she didn't wear the plastic Starbucks smile that can't be sincere on a $7.50/hr employee. Just a real person doing her job - good enough for me.
So was the experience akin to the Second Coming of coffee? No. But I don't look to a coffee shop to be the epitome of fine dining. I'm not seeking a gastronomical soul mate. I want a solid, local alternative to all of the cookie cutter corporations that Denver seems to breed in its restaurants. I found that at Paris. Do I love the smoke? No. Would I still come back for the chai? Absolutely.
And I can't wait to try the wine bar.
Are you f**king kidding me?! – My friends and I just got back from attempting to have a nice evening at Paris On The Platte.
However, it did not end that way.
Our waitress spilled all of our drinks on all four of us.
She did not apologize, took forever to bring my friends their drinks, and completely forgot mine. Finally, my friend asked for my drink, and the waitress brought it to me... but, it was wrong.
Still, no apology, she proceeded to dodge our table, and not even ask us how we were doing.
We waited around for at least twenty minutes for our check, watching the waitress walk by us, and continue to ignore us.
Finally, we decided to get up and go to the register, where we explained our problem and asked for our drinks to be paid for.
The lady at the register proceeded to argue with us about how it wasn't fair to them if we didn't pay.
In the meantime, our waitress that spilled all over us started crying and ran to the bathroom, STILL NOT APOLOGIZING! If she had taken responsibility for what happened, and actually talked to us, we wouldn't of been upset. But she didn't, so we reasonably tried to ask the woman at the register if we could be discounted more.
As far as I know, customer is always right, you do not argue with the customer. Being a bartender, you pay for the drinks you spill. The customer does not, because it's not their fault.
Furthermore, the woman at the register was a very large b**ch to us, and by treating us so badly, elevated the situation and made a big scene, while we were trying to be rational.
I would not suggest this little coffee shop to anyone, and I will not return.
There has been reports of hair in people's food, and all around bad service from everyone who has worked there.
Do not go to this coffee shop.
cool place – Cool place with decent food and drinks, and a good wine selection. The servers/bartenders seem to be artists and the art on the walls is definitely interesting. Maybe as European of a cafe in feel as you'll find in Denver. The clientelle can be a bit of a curious crowd, which can be a good thing, or not as good of a thing.
Used to be Great – Paris on the Platte used to be a place where one could go, mid day or late night get a cup of Joe and a sandwich. Recently they have made a few changes and you can decide if it is something you like or not. Paris used to be a great, fun place to go. You could jam on some real music, not lame elevator tunes. The servers had personality and it was all around a good time.
Recently, they have made some changes and while some of them are great others make unbearble to go there.
The good: they are working on theirt service problems. Trying to improve service and the speed in which you are served. They made their main dinning area non smoking allowing for a breathable atmosphere. The wine bar is great, good prices and a HUGE wine list.
The Cons: It seems that Paris has censored the music choices picked by the staff. While the hard rock was a poor choice for days, it is no longer a place of free thought and free choices. If I wanted starbucks I'd go to starbucks. The prices, very expensive... you sure aren't getting what you pay for. The internet is slow... it may be free, but you are getting what you pay for, it can only handle like 8 people on their internet connection.
If Paris wants to create the image of exactly what you get at every other coffee shop in denver, their new changes are making it so. The only thing thats saves the place is their wine bar, and their late night hours... I can go to Village in or Perkins and get the same old atmosphere that the new changes are offering...
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