Golden's Living Room​

Chris-- Barista

Chris is an espresso slinging machine who works with us on the weekends. During the week he manages programs for the Carson J Spencer foundation, a non-profit with the goal of mental wellness and suicide prevention. Chris enjoys long walks at sunset, interpretive ribbon dancing, and rare chanting jazz fusion music composed and performed by Venezuelan Nuns. 

Hayley - Barista 

Coffee is my life. I spent 3 years in England studying the art of coffee in the hopes of one day running my own coffee shop. After I battled my way across the Atlantic, I chose to reside in Colorado to be near the mountains and the magnificent coffee scene in Denver.  Apart from the infinite amount of coffee shops in the area, I like to spend my time exploring new areas, hiking, playing the ukulele and occasionally watch a good documentary. Oh! and working at Cafe 13, of course. Cafe 13 has an incredible environment, top notch drip coffee and espresso, and an incredibly delicious menu! I am very grateful to be apart of the team.


Hi my name is Jake, I am a Colorado native. Im very friendly and outgoing. Cooking is one of my biggest passions. I've worked in small restaurants all of my life. I love reading cookbooks and watching Food Network. I also enjoy being outdoors, going to concerts and spending time with my friends and family.

Dan and Gary -  Owners

Dan is from farm country in Minnesota and retired from the Air Force and spent the following 15 years working as a federal contract administrator for various environmental firms.  Gary is from farm country in Kansas and retired from 30 years in the telecommunications industry.  We both enjoy DIY projects, ATV'ing, living in the beautiful mountains of Colorado and traveling to name a few.

We are very fortunate to have an amazing staff that really care about the people walking through our front door.  We strive to make your experience enjoyable while you are with us and keep you coming back.

Jo -- Barista

I'm originally from San Marcos, Texas and moved here for athletics and academics at Colorado Christian university and am pursuing a degree in mass communications/mass media & journalism. I've grown up in the coffee business since I was just 10 years old because of my dad's coffee shops back in Texas. I love being around people and hopefully making their days with a simple cup of coffee! I like to be outdoors as much as I can but I do have a slight addiction to Netflix. I adore my friends and family and love being around them as much as I can! I love Colorado and am glad that this is now my home :)

Helena -- Culinary Artist -- Manager

A graduate of Metropolitan University of Denver’s Human Nutrition and Dietetics program in pursue of becoming a diet technician. She is passionate about food as a means of enjoyment and living a healthy lifestyle. She got her first experience working in food from the Golden shop that was formerly The Alley (now El Callejon) making sandwiches and serving ice cream. Now she is a culinary artist and manager at Café 13.

Blake -- Barista -- Manager

After a brief hiatus from higher education, Blake is returning to school for psychology beginning at Red Rocks Community College. Blake is an avid reader who enjoys snowboarding and playing hockey on his days off. 

Shawnee -- Barista -- Baker - Candlestick Maker

Friendly and outgoing, Shawnee excels in customer service by truly connecting with customers. She appreciates creativity in others and is passionate about coffee. 

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