Wash Perk was the winning name. Locals in the Washington Park neighborhood in Denver voted, and we think their choice perfectly suits the spot! Owned by Teri Meehan and Debbi Main since April 1st, 2008, this sweet coffee shop is a fantastic place to hang out, to work, to eat, and of course to drink your favorite beverage. Wash Perk is comfy and cozy with books and games to share, a kids’ play area, quiet work spaces, and a lovely outdoor patio that even has a place just for your doggie to hang out, complete with mats to lay on.
The food is delicious, and includes selections from some great Denver-area bakeries and restaurants such as The Bakery at Watercourse, Beet Box, Udi’s, Mame’s Breakfast Burritos, Moe’s Bagels, Bluepoint Bakery, and Deby’s. They make their own house chai, and a variety of Mate’ Specialty drinks (Lavender Marshmallow, Bengal Chai Mate Latte, Honey Cinnamon Mate Latte) as well as offering traditional and specialty coffee and espresso drinks (organic and Fair Trade!).
Wash Perk loves its customers, community, and the planet! They go way beyond just composting and recycling – check out their website to learn more about why this business is super green!
Teri Meehan had been an Oncology Nurse and Massage Therapist before opening Wash Perk. She resumed a part time practice last August. She loves pleasant places where peeps can connect, in various ways. She's best at setting the environment and supporting the staff behind scenes, to allow all members of the team autonomy and appreciation for interdependence.
Debbi Main is a professor and Chair of the Health and Behavioral Sciences Department at CU Denver. Her primary area of focus has been the impact of the built and social environment on the health of communities. Debbi loves active outdoor living and she is the primary support for their home life, while Wash Perk continues to get stronger. Wash Perk would not have been born or continue without the contributions of each.
Meet the Owners of Wash Perk
Together Teri and Debbi have long experienced the value and gifts of community as well as an appreciation for great coffee and pleasant places. Wash Perk was not planned or organized with a detailed mission, but clearly informed by the couple's shared values matching up with those of many people in the neighborhood. Teri and staff continue to grow and adapt in order to keep Wash Perk strong and enjoyable.