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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
(303) 443-3133
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Coming Home to the Trident Cafe

I have fond memories of long conversations over coffee at the Trident. I have always been a fan of the attached bookstore where I have found many a treasure. My most recent visit was no exception. I had a great espressed beverage, great conversation, and found a couple new reads in the bookstore... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
MatthewHundley
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Trident is the best community coffee house & used bookstore in Boulder. It is likely the oldest coffee house operating today; inception in 1980. It is very reflective of Boulder's past and present community. It has the local sensibility in the atmosphere, events, offerings and vibe. The atmosphere is cozy, comfortable & warm. People come to socialize, read, study,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great to place to find a book you have been trying to find, or a book you were not looking for but found there. Very helpful staff.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have fond memories of long conversations over coffee at the Trident. I have always been a fan of the attached bookstore where I have found many a treasure. My most recent visit was no exception. I had a great espressed beverage, great conversation, and found a couple new reads in the bookstore. This is a piece of Pearl street... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have been here a few times to study and also, for leisurely reading. The coffee is good and quick. I haven't had any of their food or snacks, but the staff is very kind and the options seems tasty for eating. The books are okay. Some of them are cool because they're a bit more obscure than the things... More 

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Iowa City, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A quiet place to land and share tea with family or friends. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere is calm and the decor is homey with beautiful woodwork. Would hang out here if I lived in Boulder.

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boulder, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Always good fora browse around the books, before or after a tea or coffee and a snack. Food menu limited but it does have some GF options. Always interesting conversations to be had here... so enjoy a bit of accidental eavesdropping!

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Boulder
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An historic coffeehouse on Pearl that i have been going to for over 35 years! A great place to relax and people watch and enjoy good conversations and Chai tea.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Book seller and coffee shop that sort of reminds me of the old days …. cozy and relaxing. Great atmosphere. The book selection is a big plus.

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colorado, usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The location is perfect and the ambiance varied enough to fit many moods. It is great to be able to peruse the books and have coffee or other hot drinks and a light tasty pastry. It is a great place to go solo, as part of a group, or to meet others and join them in a game of scrabble.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very cute little place with a variety of odd old books. Cute little patio in back. Helpful service, and a great cup of joe!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: (303) 443-3133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?