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Off the Beaten Path

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68 9th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5004
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

4 Thank Emily M
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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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Excellent book collection- new and used. Coffee, espresso, tea, drinks while you read and relax. We wouldn't visit Steamboat without going to this place.

1 Thank samuel755
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a great little cafe to grab a coffee or read the paper, surrounded by books. The staff are friendly and the coffee and tea are good. There are only three tables on the shop floor, but there's some extra seating upstairs. We had the most delicious banana blueberry muffins, fresh from the oven. Take headphones if you need... More 

1 Thank nso2727
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We'd stayed in Steamboat Springs back in 2001 on our first trip to Colorado and the coffee shop at Off the Beaten Path was one of the places we had breakfast on our first trip. Pleased its still open and doing well. (We were also huge fans of Mocha Mollys which sadly closed a few years back). Lovely book shop... More 

1 Thank BinfieldTiger
Iowa City
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Were thrilled to discover this great little store. Lots of carefully chosen items, as well as coffee and gifts and a place to sit and talk with a friend over coffee. Must go again.

Thank Lchris

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Address: 68 9th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: 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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