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Take a Tour of University Hills

Bree Davies
Bree Davies
Posted on July 27   |   Updated on July 28
A snapshot of University Hills neighborhood boundaries according to Denver Maps

University Hills neighborhood boundaries according to Denver Maps. (Denver Maps)

University Hills is an easy neighborhood to pass right by. Sandwiched between Colorado Boulevard and I-25, “U-Hills” is a quaint, quiet community, filled with surprises. 

🍱 Kokoro

A tried-and-true Denver staple, this family-owned Japanese fast-casual restaurant has been serving up affordable, delicious teriyaki bowls, noodle entreés, and sushi rolls for more than 30 years.

📚 Ross-University Hills Branch Library

Soaring windows, an abundance of comfy seating, and secluded meeting rooms make this tucked away library branch in U-Hills a great place to hunker down with a good book.

☕ Café de France

This overlooked brunch spot is a fancy breakfast lover’s dream. From Benedicts and blintzes to mimosas and macchiatos, the restaurant has an expansive menu, a fully stocked bar, and loads of decadent dessert options.

🎞️ Chez Artiste

Showing both blockbusters and repertory films, this long-running movie house easily rivals the megaplexes. Plus, each month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, Chez Artiste brings celluloid masterworks back with a theme: Check out film noir selections featuring Robert Mitchum in August and Alfred Hitchcock classics in September.

🌳 Eisenhower Park

A true oasis, Eisenhower Park — named after First Lady Mamie, not the president — offers tennis courts, a playground, shaded areas for picnicking, and a lovely rec center with an outdoor pool.

🍽️ Poppies

This intimately lit steakhouse with tall booths is the perfect date night spot, offering everything from a house specialty prime rib to serious salads and fried bar snacks. Hot tip: Poppies offers seasonal menus for St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, which you can order ahead of time and take home!

This section was written by City Cast Denver host Bree Davies

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