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Off the Beaten Path

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68 9th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5004
+1 970-879-6830
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Helsinki, Finland
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my favourite place to go during my college years in Steamboat, with friend or on my own. They always had a wide selection of books and a cozy area to sit curling up with a book or get coffee and a dessert. Super cozy.

Thank 26_BA
Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Great coffee, cozy place to read. Lots of books. Wifi is strong. They sell a variety of items for children, toys, books, unusual puzzles. Great place to browse and hang out.

Thank 793loisc
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Great bookstore, little cafe, good food and snacks and coffee. Spend done time, wander around, check out the upstairs for cheap used books. Linger a bit and take a break from your adventures in steamboat.

Thank tobycc
Dillon, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Good coffee, muffins, and interesting books staff is very helpful. One of my favorite places when I lived in Steamboat.

Thank VanoMadic
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138 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Really great book shop with a full coffee bar complete with pastries. Tables to sip, eat, and read. A real gem!

Thank SOGChicago
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I was wandering around Steamboat and stumbled into this gem. Compact store with best sellers and quirky books to browse through. Friendly and helpful staff, plus other interesting patrons to talk books with. Then add in a coffee shop-what else could you want?! I was looking for a new travel inspired book and found The Sex Lives of Cannibals (fun... More 

Thank Melissa K
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Ladies up front that day were very helpful and knew exactly where to find whatever I was looking for. They also were very knowledgeable about the books I was getting!

Thank Brandon M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

While in Steamboat Springs, we walked around town until we could check into our hotel room, and discovered this great little coffee shop and bookstore. the coffees were good and hot, and they also had some delicious looking pastries in the case. Definitely check out this place!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

Better coffee than milk run, but barely. Both ordering cappuccinos, we both received lattes as they were not nearly foamy enough. We politely asked the barista, who confirmed that those were cappuccinos. Espresso here is also really bitter. For better coffee, try The Ristretto or Starbucks. One positive was that the woman at the front help desk was really inviting... More 

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OTBP, Owner at Off the Beaten Path, responded to this review

Emily, I'm disappointed that our barista didn't offer to remake your drinks and attempt to make a cappuccino to your liking. You deserved no less. We are reviewing the making of our coffee drinks with our baristas today, and especially emphasizing that the behavior you experienced from our bookseller at the front desk is the behavior you should find from... More 

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176 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

I am a coffee junkie. This place is head and shoulders above Starbucks. Do yourself a favor and stop for a coffee and buy a book while you are there. I love small business' and this is one of the best.

Thank Jeff D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 9th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-879-6830
Since we opened our doors in 1990, we have been Steamboat's largest full service bookstore and the locals' favorite meeting place for Good Books, Good Coffee and Good Friends. Who are we? Real people who read books and admire great writing. We stand ready to help you find your next great read. Check out our recommendations – good reads from our staff and friends.

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