Helping the Locals – Part 1 – La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita Coffee House in Arvada, CO is where Suzanne and I ended up after our beautiful walk in the park.  It is a small, family owned and operated coffee house that is full of beans (coffee beans), full of flavor and full of personality and serves locally made products.  It opened its doors to the public in 1993.  Not only do they serve up good coffees, lattes, teas, as well as other beverages too, but they also have a limited food menu too, offering both sweets and savory items, all made in house, from scratch daily, that will go down smoothly with a good “cup of Joe”.  The coffee cake has been passed down through the generations, and is a recipe from the owner’s great-great grandmother. On the weekends, La Dolce Vita is also a local hangout and hot spot for local musicians (prior to the lockdowns.  Hopefully the music will come back again soon).  La Dolce Vita means the sweet life, and how sweet it is too.  They are open and ready to serve.  They have seating both inside and outside, and there will always be a place just waiting for you.



Place your order from the baristas, and then enjoy your latte either inside or outside.  Both are very pleasantly decorated and comfortable places to chill and unwind.




The framed art on the walls is by local artists, and it’s all for sale too.


This beautiful artwork is part of the building itself, and can only be enjoyed while drinking and visiting indoors.  This little room stands alone, like none other.


There is even a little play area to keep the young coffee drinkers entertained while the adults enjoy their coffees and visits.


La Dolce Vita is located at 5756 Olde Wadsworth, Arvada, CO 80002.  You can call them at (303) 456-8919.  When visiting Old Town Arvada, stop by and say hi.  “The customer service is top notch, where you are treated like family and are sure to get a smile on the grayest of days.”


Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.






Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

17 thoughts on “Helping the Locals – Part 1 – La Dolce Vita”

  1. Our cafes and restaurants could reopen yesterday and we went to our local bistro. Business was very slow. Hopefully, they will pick up. They’re usually very busy at lunchtime, largely with locals who work or live nearby. If you’re working from home, you’re unlikely to lunch out with colleagues. Many have chosen to open later in the week and maybe hoping for a good turnout this weekend as it’s Mothering Sunday. Others that rely more on visitors snd tourists have opted to open after the next phase. It’s going to be difficult for sll concerned. I’m just hoping that there are not too many casualties.

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