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South Side Walnut Cafe

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673 S Broadway St, Atlas Valley Shopping Center, Boulder, CO 80305-5926
720-304-8118
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7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good breakfast place in South Boulder

This place serves breakfast and lunch but I have only eaten breakfast here. It is consistently very good food, good service. The atmosphere can busy and loud but that's the way it is in good breakfast places. In a town full of great breakfast options South Side holds its own.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2014
Steve B
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place serves breakfast and lunch but I have only eaten breakfast here. It is consistently very good food, good service. The atmosphere can busy and loud but that's the way it is in good breakfast places. In a town full of great breakfast options South Side holds its own.

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Boulder, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Definitely go for the egg scrambles, with chorizo, ham or any combination which this south side spot whips up. The sun is usually shining at 6,000+ feet in Boulder, but Walnut Cafe has blinds to shade the inside or outside tables for full sun. Just a great spot to meet a friend for breakie.

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Superior, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I have been here once before and it was much better. This time the fruit side was not even close to fresh as described and the dill eggs were bland. The waitress served my water and never came back to refresh it. It was disappointing. Not certain I will return.

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Boulder, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I love this spot, there is usually a wait (on the weekends) but they are great at turning tables without making you feel rushed. I've been there multiple times, just yesterday in fact. Their Plain Jane omelette (or scramble) is awesome because you can add as many toppings as you want without extra charge! I also love their french toast... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

There is a reason that Southside Walnut Cafe is always crowded, no matter the day of the week. Families, friends, business lunches, high school students on break, everybody loves it. Even if there is a wait, it is always worth it. The price is reasonable and the staff friendly and no matter how crowded it gets the food always comes... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is my FAVORITE breakfast in Boulder. I am NEVER DISSAPOINTED. There are always tantalizing breakfast specials to temp me away from my favorite "Southside Special" ... but sometimes, I just can't veer away ... especially given that so much flexibility is given when making special requests (i.e.. avocados added and sliced tomatoes as a side (even though it's not... More 

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CO
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64 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

After falling in love with the original Walnut, my friend suggested I try the South Side version. I figured - what the heck! Same menu, different location, but still a new place! I had a good experience, but it was different. Unfortunately, the south side location does not offer pumpkin pancakes or waffles! This was exactly what I was craving... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Met friends here yesterday(Saturday) at 8:30 AM for breakfast. Most tables were taken, but the noise was NOT obtrusive. The table had just received a complimentary breakfast cake......delicious...and the four of us were satisfied w/our drinks. I had a chai latte.....could have been a bit stronger. While my friend raved about the quiches here.....I had a chicken quesadilla....hubby had a... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We ate here 3 times in one month so obviously we liked it. We would give it a 3.75 if we could rate it that way. We've tried the scrambled eggs, pancakes, breakfast burritos, and omelets. The food is good to very good. The place is hoppin' and there is usually a wait. We've had fair to very good service.... More 

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Connecticut
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Had a nice breakfast feast here. Veggie scramble wasnt scrambled, but it was fine. Home baked goods were tastey. Waitress was very nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 673 S Broadway St, Atlas Valley Shopping Center, Boulder, CO 80305-5926
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 720-304-8118

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

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