Join up with friends -- or take a quick break to collect your thoughts. Loveland's coffee shops provide comfortable surroundings and offer both familiar aromas and new tastes in everyone's favorite beverage:
This popular coffee spot recently moved to it's new downtown location at 210 E. 4th Street a few doors west of the Rialto Theater. Michael and Heidi, the owners, are usually behind the counter serving their popular brew and pastries. The Coffee Tree offers free wireless internet and has several comfy seating configurations to accommodate various sized groups and seating preferences. Watch for their menu expansion and addition of entertainment.
Dallabetta's Muse, a coffee and tea shop, recently opened at 1629 W. Eighth St., just west of Taft Avenue. Kyle Dallabetta, a Loveland native, runs Dallabetta's Muse with his wife and well know sculptress Jane DeDecker.
Dallabetta's Muse occupies a 1905 farmhouse on the property where DeDecker has her studio. In the several buildings in the compound, Jane DeDecker and three of her nine siblings create the sculptures that she signs simply "DeDecker."
The coffee shop itself is a work of art -- DeDecker family members crafted the white coffee cups, the "metal in motion" reed motif on the railing leading up to the front door, the mosaic tabletops, the teacup chandeliers and much more for the shop.
If that isn't enough, the pastries and breakfast sandwiches are to die for. Kyle is proud of his baking prowess -- "I make a killer pumpkin bread." He also will sell muffins and scones and sandwiches made with his own bread.
His breakfast sandwiches continue the arts theme: the Michelangelo will feature Italian pancetta bacon, taleggio cheese, an egg and arugula greens. He's also got a Spanish sandwich called the Salvador Dali and other equally creative nods to artists of different cultures.
His best espresso, served "the way Europeans drink it," is Illy brand from Italy. His drip coffee comes from Mukilteo, WA, with a name that makes him smile -- Happy Hippie.
A Loveland favorite coffee shop is DazBog located in two locations -- downtown between 5th and 6th Street at the Lincoln Place complex, and across from Walmart on E. Eisenhower -- 1427 N. Denver Avenue and . DazBog serves a wonderful locally roasted gourmet coffee. Along with a large assortment of pastries, DazBog offers free wireless internet to its customers.
Lots of locals meet at Loveland Coffee on E. 29th Street, just east of Highway 287 east of the main post office. You can enjoy a nice pastry and a wonderful cup of coffee. If you are attending Loveland's Scupture Shows and the Art in the Park events, just continue on 29th Street east and you'll see Loveland Coffee on the right side of the street after the post office.