The Historic Smiley Building - Durango

Before you step through the beautiful door, before you slide up the worn steps, before you can even take in the height and width of this grand old building – as soon as you see it, you can tell there’s something special. The Smiley Cafe is just one of the daily inhabitants of this beautiful, historic structure. Originally constructed as a school, the Smiley building has grown up as it’s grown old and now it houses a number of businesses, designers, architects, offices, non-profits, studios – for yoga, music, dance, and art, and a Montessori school.

When you come see us – make sure you check out the art on our walls – an always changing collection of local artists. Throughout the building, there are old pictures that help you visualize what was – the transformation is nothing less than amazing!!

The Smiley Building - Videos

Owner & Visionary - Charles Shaw Talking About the Smiley Building

A few of our good neighbors

The Smiley Building

Durango Montessori School 


Local First

4 Corners Yoga Studio

DHM Durango

Come visit us! And when you do – grab a tea, a coffee, a gluten-free donut, a boba drink, or a slice of quiche – then enjoy the magic of this beautiful, historic space and the equally wonderful neighbors who share it with us!

Inside The Historic Smiley Building
1309 East 3rd Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

Monday — Friday | 7 AM – 6 PM
Sat & Sun | 8 AM – 4 PM

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