The Molecule Effect Coffee & Wine Bar

  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • Parking
    Editor: 80%
  • Wifi
    Editor: 100%
  • Outlets
    Editor: 1000%
  • Team Work/Meeting Space
    Editor: 80%
  • Atmosphere
    Editor: 100%
  • Owners/Staff
    Editor: 100%

Review Summary:

Cool art. Cool people. Super handy access right off Speer and only a few blocks from Colfax and Broadway, so really easy access for downtowners . Or, it's great if you are looking for a spot off I25 close to downtown, but not in downtown. Let’s be real, trying to find a place to park to just meet for coffee in downtown can be a nightmare. I live/work in the Golden Triangle and so The Molecule Effect is only a few blocks from me. Obviously that is awesome for me and the rest of us livin’ and workin’ in the GTA.

Should be named Mole-cool

LOCATION: The Molecule Effect Coffee & Wine Bar, Santa Fe Art District, Denver, Colorado

PARKING: North end Santa Fe Art District, so pretty easy to get a metered space. They have a few off street parking spaces, BUT you do have to know the inside scoop. Inside scoop, you can park along the side of the building where the painted wall is, but NOT in the two spaces marked “Headdress  Salon Only”. Someone from the salon actually came out and checked.  But, as far as parking goes- pretty stellar for right outside downtown.

WIFI: Solid connection, free, ask for password it changes.

OUTLETS: They have them accessible almost from every seat! It is a kickass amenity and has more than once brought me here instead of somewhere else. Seems like my damn phone never has a charge these days. Which I need for my handy Beats headphones to jam.

TEAM WORK/MEETING SPACE: I have been here several times solo, with different meet and greet meetings with clients and colleagues and for Saturday coffee with my boyfriend Mike. They have places for people to work solo at tables, hang and chat in cool chairs/sofas, and have a couple larger tables for groups of 4-6. But, it’s a small, local place and the word is out. Awesome for them, but makes it sometimes hard to find a seat.

ATMOSPHERE: Seriously a cool little gem in the Santa Fe Art District. Cool seating for couples, solo, and small groups. The art is stellar and ever changing. Looks like they feature local artists – bonus added level of kickass.  Work with headphones or without, the level of noise is low. Some people chatting, but nice. These days always full, not packed when I come. There is a cool mix of people from business to casual to meet and greet.

OWNERS/STAFF: 5 star. Friendly and nice and make a quad shot skinny vanilla latte in a flash. Met the owner on my first trips in and he introduced himself and asked how I knew about the place and if I worked in the area. I explained I lived/worked local and that I owned Kickass Marketing and Creative.  I shared that we brought our poochie to his neighbor Bark & Play and that we have been stalking the place since we saw the coming soon sign. He said, “That’s awesome.” He remembers me when I come in and remembered “Kickass” which is cool and not the kind of kickass service you get everywhere.  There are enough people coming and going, they don’t seem to care if you linger and hog a seat and outlet for a bit. They are consistently awesome at different times of the day and different days of the week.

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What about the coffee and the food?  Coffee is so specific to the person that we aren’t going there in the Buzzed Coffee Biz Reviews. Insider tip: Coffee meeting requests are cool, but let’s be real – cocktail meetings are going to get you a whole lot more kickass.


PHOTO: Outside of Molecule Effect. Even from the outside it looks like it is a cool place. They really embrace being a part of the Santa Fe Art District in Denver, CO. Shot on my way to drop off Cartman, my Boston Terrier fur baby around the corner at doggie daycare Bark-n-Play – another gem.

Kickass Carleen
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