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!
Give the gift of pastrami!
When you pick up a Leven gift card, you’re not only getting the most delicious gift money can buy, but also investing in our future. A big THANK YOU to everyone who’s supported us (and other Denver small businesses) through this uncertain era.Buy a gift card
Get all your favorites, to-go
We offer traditional pickup, curbside pickup, and delivery to the Denver metro area (up to 5 miles, $5 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.
Five Star Reviews
“Just when we thought our day couldn’t get any better, we walked into Leven … best food, great environment, outstanding service!”
— Doug H. —
“Truly an underrated gem in the Golden Triangle! The food is TO DIE FOR. Everything was cut in front of me and the staff is incredible. I plan on bringing every single one of my visitors here!”
— Alex S. —
“Such a neat bakery-restaurant-cafe! Stopped for lunch and enjoyed the chickpea flatbread sandwich – one of numerous vegetarian options. It was so good and a great amount of food for the price!”
— Chrissy M. —
“Holy mother nature … Everything was spot on over the moon delicious and served with gratitude. Not only do they prepare the pastrami meat, they make their own bread, dressings and even mustard. My mouth and belly are sooooooo happy!”
— Nina S. —
“This Ham Jam sandwich left a huge smile on my face. I have no words for their handmade pickles but one, MORE!!! Lol I wish they sold jars of them, I’d be a couple! I can’t wait to go back.”
— Jeremy K. —
“Ridiculously delicious food right next too the art museum. The chili, mushroom soup, and chicken sub were so good, I wanted to order seconds of everything. Wish I could eat there every day!”
— Bee M. —
“The best place! Leven is so cute with plenty of outdoor seating and an airy inside. The bottles of wine are super affordable and the food is delicious. I dream about the toasted bread and all of the spreads!”
— Alana M. —
“One word: WOW! I love this place. A true Jewish style deli. The pastrami was out of this world. And the mustard was so great I bought a tub of it. But back to the pastrami: it’s perfection. I can’t wait to go back. And often.”
— Neil R. —
“When there is a line after lunch time on a Sunday, you know you’re in the right place. Pastrami Reuben gets a 10/10, lots of yummy pastrami, perfect for sharing. Such a friendly staff too. Can’t recommend enough.”
— Erica K. —
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.
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.
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.
We specialize in events offering casual food and drink for 8 to 150 participants, ranging from business lunches, to corporate fundraisers, to private parties.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.