Central Platte Valley
Carbon Beverage Café (address and info)
What you’re getting: Pizza in a cup
Never heard of Central Platte Valley? It’s what the cool developers these days are calling the stretch of riverfront between North Union Station and LoHi. Never heard of Carbon? Well, don’t go around admitting it publicly, because the just-opened successor to Paris on the Platte is the next big thing, not to mention the most fun you can have on a workday without getting fired. Along the counter stands a row of taps filled with coffee, kombucha, wine, beer, and batched cocktails, all of which you can mix, match, and tailor with syrups, salts, herbs, and other flavorings to your heart’s content. The equally customizable menu ranges from the “pizza in a cup” with pepperoni and brioche holes inspired by The Jerk, to sandwiches built on donuts from Carbon’s pot-themed next-door sibling Habit Doughnut Dispensary -- aka your new late-night must-stop for the munchies.