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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

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940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
(303) 443-3133
Today
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: Outdoor Seating

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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy place for studying/reading/relaxing

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Daniela R
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We live in Bangkok but spend time in Boulder every summer. One of our ritual trips is to Trident for morning coffee. This year we were able to enjoy the cool Boulder morning about five times. The staff is friendly, refills are free and the books incredibly ECLECTIC. luv ya Trident. Keep on readin' .... Oh yes, this summer they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Located at the west end of the "mall"this would be an easy shop o miss unless you noticed the large local contingency. There is no better place to ring in the morning in Boulder. Browse through the eclectic collection of books, enjoy a cuppa great coffee and a croissant or muffin.....have a Boulder day.

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This place always has something to buy! Nice staff and super selection. Be sure to visit often, the stock is always changing.

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Additional Information about Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Address: 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
Phone Number: (303) 443-3133
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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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: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
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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