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The Cup

1521 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5461
+1 303-449-5173
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“baked goods” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (4 reviews)
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1521 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5461
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very cool, urban industrial loft space to remind of SoNo NYC. Great options for specialty coffee of rare origin. Staff is super cool and friendly.

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My friend and I were visiting Boulder and looking to have a coffee break but could not find any seating inside or out so we decided to go with iced coffee to go. Was told it is fair trade coffee and it was cold brewed...More

Thank vagabondginger
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for scup of coffee last week and it was really good! It reminded me of a good former coffee house comparable to a Peet's or better! It was a good place to people watch and get a quick caffeine boost!

Thank brentsf
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were back visiting Boulder and returned to The Cup for breakfast. We love this place. It is so laid back and friendly. They were great about accommodating various dietary needs. The coffee is wonderful....as is the food. We will definitely be back again in...More

Thank CLH2000
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We went in to pick up some coffee beans and ended up with a yummy cappuccino and latte. The barista was very professional in the coffee prep but very friendly. Will be back. All their coffee is fair trade which is a plus.

Thank Sujata410
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Trying to hit as many Boulder coffee shops as I can while in town. This was my favorite by far of the few I have visited. Great selection of food from delicious looking pastries to Paleo eggs. Certainly something for everyone. I had a quiche...More

Thank Christina D
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Our first coffee stop in Boulder, I really liked the feel of this cafe, nice design, and excellent cappuccino

Thank Carla S
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We are told by Snooze the wait would be 40 minutes, so decided to wander until our table was ready. Due to the chill in the morning air, we didn't wander far. We stumbled upon The Cup and decided to get a hot drink while...More

Thank WarriorChick516
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I always love going here with some work to do. Get a big old latte and surf off the energy of all the other folks working there. Gets a little mental on weekends.

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great place near downtown Boulder for meeting friends and getting a great cup of coffee and even some breakfast. The atmosphere is friendly and laid back and the crowd has very nice energy.

Thank Bahman S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5461
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-449-5173
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