The Octopus Kiosk was originally located on Orchard Mesa. Looking to bring upscale drinks and a fun, inclusive atmosphere to Grand Junction, Octopus Coffee launched in September 2013 on the side of Highway 50 as a Drive-Thru and Walk-Up kiosk. We spent a winter soaking in the views and making friends and wishing we had better food to offer our hungry patrons.
In the fall of 2014, we found a small shop on Horizon Drive near the I-70 off ramp. Only 900 square feet, this became our first cafe, with indoor seating and a kitchen-big enough to add our own bakery to compliment our fabulous beverage menu. We opened Horizon Drive on February 4th, 2015 and immediately became famous for our breakfast burritos and fresh lunch options.
In 2018 we looked to the mountains for a place to grow and opened another Octopus Coffee in Crested Butte. We launched into roasting our own coffee and baking our own bread and we looked forward to growing into the future. Unfortunately when Covid-19 swept through the U.S. we were unable to sustain our Crested Butte operation. The legal battle with the landlord has been difficult and is ongoing. You can donate to our legal defense with every purchase of our Fireside Blend. If you wish to donate directly to our legal fund or to our commitment to 100% wages for quarantine and sick crew, click here.
Octopus Coffee has always been about promoting community, a shared sense of joy, giving a warm welcome and providing all things delicious. Our dedicated bakers arrive early to bake scones, frosted sweet rolls, cookies, sweet breads, and many other delights from scratch-using organic flour, sugar and eggs.
The magic continues throughout the day as our gifted team crafts our signature cream cheeses and salad dressings, bakes potatoes for the burritos, dices tomatoes, and do all the little things that add up to make a big difference in flavor and quality. Breakfast and lunch dishes are made to order at Horizon Drive and are available all day. Take a look at our Food Menu and our Drink Menu!