On our last weekend without visitors before Jonas left for his field assignment, we decided to take full advantage of the Denver summer weather, and headed out for a morning bike ride through Wash Park. For those of you non-Denverites, Wash Park is a spacious park southeast of downtown - our go-to for some fresh air and Vitamin D.
After biking, we decided to check out a new coffee spot to splay out and blog (for me)/read (for him). Yelp gave us a few suggestions, but after seeing the patio pictures from Overt, I was sold. Blink and you'll miss it - Overt is TINY - almost as though they filled in an alley to create this little shop. While it may be small, it is chalk full with style.
We put in our orders and then strolled past the long barista bar to the back patio entrance. I stepped out to find a peaceful sanctuary, brimming with modern black and white chairs, lush greenery, and a tranquil fountain. The best part, we had the place all to ourselves with the exception of one girl with headphones in. It was perfect, and my matcha latte was just the cherry on top.
The thing I loved most about Overt, beyond the fantastic outdoor haven, is its fusion of historic and modern elements. Inside, you find old, exposed brick walls with fading letters scattered about, and then you walk outside to find bold contrasting black and white striped cushions. The mix of old and new gives Overt its own unique aesthetic, which is a refreshing change from the now run-of-the-mill all industrial-styled coffee shops that seem to be everywhere. Plus, I have a special place in my heart for businesses that maximize a small floor plan, as I am in the same predicament in my apartment.
I'm officially a fangirl, and I'm already making plans to go back soon!
Cover Image Credit: Overt via Instagram