1. Romancing the Bean
5860 S. Prince St.
Located in a 139-year-old train station, this historic coffee shop offers a wide range of espressos, coffee beverages, smoothies, and snacks. Enjoy its train-inspired waiting room while waiting for the light rail. Stop in for a “Cup o’ Love.”
2. General Store 45
2479 W. Main St.
This shop, which offers a little bit of everything, is a playground of vintage toys and other novelties, candy, locally made home goods and accessories, games, and unexpected treats. Buy one of the ready-to-bake, frozen The Village Piemaker pastries. The buttery crust and jammy fruit inside each deep-dish pie are delectable.
2376 W. Main St.
This spot is a Parisian-flavored escape from the world outside. The carefully curated store is home to playful fashion, decorative perfume bottles, lotions, tinctures, and other chic curiosities—in addition to greenery. Keep an eye out for bags: This shop has a flair for stocking sculptural statement-makers.
2540 W. Main St.
Sandwiches, soup, superbly flaky croissants, and a pastry case full of desserts are just right for a lunch date. If you’re lucky, the shop’s masterminds will bring out their latest cake creation for a photo shoot while you’re enjoying your meal.
5. ArtSpark Creative Studio
5650 S. Curtice St.
This art-making space offers classes (painting, sewing, drawing), camps, field trips for kids, terrarium making, printing on tea towels, and workshops for all ages—sometimes all together in one class. Check the daily schedule to see what’s available.
6. Café Terracotta
5649 S. Curtice St.
A café that makes going out for a meal feel like going home for a meal, this neighborhood spot is in a quaint house right off Main Street. Breakfast and lunch are casual; dinner gets fancy. If the weather is nice, ask for a spot on the patio.
7. Town Hall Arts Center
2450 W. Main St.
A mainstay of downtown Littleton, this venue seats just 260 theatergoers, which means an up-close-and-personal view of the concerts and six mainstage musicals performed each season (running from September through June).
8. Savory Spice Shop
2650 W. Main St.
Up your home cooking by making a stop at this store, which offers a range of fresh herbs and spices, plus dip and dressing concoctions, kitchenware, and books.
9. Jake’s Brew Bar / Kate’s Wine Bar
Jake’s: 2530 West Main St.
Kate’s: 5671 S. Nevada St.
Ask any beer-loving Littleton resident where to end a night and you’ll likely hear Jake’s Brew Bar. Owned and operated by two generations of Littleton locals, the bustling joint has 36 craft beers on tap and a beer garden out back. When the weather is nice, the garden features food trucks and live music. Wine drinkers, head a little ways down Main Street to Kate’s Wine Bar, Jake’s vino sister location.