Deli, Bakery, & Wine Bar

Old-world ingredients, Denver style.

More than a neighborhood deli

We’re best known for our signature sandwiches, but throughout the day, Leven plays the role of deli, coffee bar, wine shop, bakery, market, caterer, and neighborhood hangout.

We keep our ingredients simple, build on tradition, and bake a bit of joy into everything we do. You can find us right next to the Denver Art Museum, come say hi!

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toasted tomato and mozzarella on sourdough with a mojito

Brace yourself

Check out our menu of old-world flavors, taken to new heights.

The Menu
Denver Art Museum at night

Pretty DAM close

We’re right next to the Denver Art Museum @ 12th & Bannock.

a happy server delivering a catering ordering

Need catering?

Whether a business lunch or large event, we’ve got ya!


Get all your favorites, to-go

We offer traditional pickup, curbside pickup, and delivery to the Denver metro area (up to 5 miles, $7.50 delivery charge via DoorDash).

Grab your favorite sandwich or make your own Happy Hour with our deli case items, charcuterie … and, yes, bottles of wine to-go! We greatly appreciate your support.

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What’s a deli-bakery-wine-bar?

Leven is a unique neighborhood hangout with all the things that make us happiest: old-world ingredients, fresh baked bread, accessible wines, familiar faces, and genuine hospitality.

Where are you located?

You can find us at 123 West 12th Avenue, right next to the Denver Art Museum. We’re centrally located in the heart Denver’s Golden Triangle / Cap Hill neighborhood.

Do you offer delivery?

Delivery is back! We’re currently delivering anywhere in a 5 mile radius for a $7.50 delivery fee. We can also accommodate broader delivery requirements for catering orders, call 303-325-5691 to inquire.

What kind of catering do you offer?

We specialize in events offering casual food and drink for 8 to 150 participants, ranging from business lunches, to corporate fundraisers, to private parties.

What are your hours?

We’re open every day for breakfast 7a-11a, and lunch 11a-4p. Mondays through Fridays, we also offer a Happy Hour with limited food service from 4p-7p.

When does the coffee bar turn into a wine bar?

Choose your own adventure: we serve coffee and wine all day, just the ratio shifts toward the latter over time. We also offer cork-and-go and a retail wine shop, so you can bring the fun home.

When can I buy fresh bread?

Our first loaves of fresh-baked sourdough and rye drop at 8a every morning. Loaves are generally available throughout the day, but we do need to save some for the sandos!

Is it Leven, Levin, or Levan?

The official spelling is “Leven”, a traditional variant of leaven, which is what makes dough rise. Unofficially, the spelling doesn’t matter as long as we lighten your day and lift your spirits.

Our next couple wine features are going to be pairings for thanksgiving! So all that is good with turkey🦃 Starting with this- Croix de Bonpas is mainly a Grenache but is a red blend. It has notes of red and black berries with an interesting array of spices, licorice and cocoa. We’ll be sampling all week. 

And! Every bottle sold in November is a donation towards @foodforthoughtdenver so come get ‘em. We all win.
What the people have been WAITING FOR. We sell a gluten-free cookie now!!

**necessary disclaimer for our celiac patrons our cookies are made in the same bakery space and therefore we cannot comfortably assure there would be no cross contamination even though we try our best

A unique blend of deli, wine bar, bakery, and coffee shop

Leven is a modern take on traditional favorites, with roots stemming from all types of American Deli including Jewish, Italian, and Mediteranean. We cook from scratch, and carefully select ingredients with a focus on organic. We believe in old school food, which is why we bake our own bread, dry-age our 12-day pastrami, smoke fish in house, and grill sandwiches fresh on the spot.  You can enjoy fresh roasted coffee to go or a glass of wine with lunch and dinner. 

If you can’t stop by, we have delivery and catering options so you can enjoy delicious, fresh-made deli favorites, such as the best pastrami in Denver, in the comfort of your own home, the convenience of your office, or out at your favorite Colorado parks.

Centrally located in the heart of Cap Hill and the Golden Triangle

Anthony and Luke missed having a go-to neighborhood Denver deli where they could grab a loaf of fresh baked sourdough or rye, a massive dinner sized sandwich, maybe even a beer. So, in 2018, they decided to start their own. At Leven Deli, we wanted to preserve the sentimental sensibility of the classic American deli, while providing a fresh new atmosphere with a contemporary model. Not only do we make all of our own smoked pastrami, roasted turkey, and other specialties from scratch, we are also a wine bar, coffee shop, and bakery where we bake our bread fresh every day. Whether you’re looking for the best Reuben in Denver, need a pick me up from our full espresso bar, or want to unwind and enjoy drinks with friends, we want to be your new neighborhood Denver deli.