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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
+1 303-443-3133
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
10 Jan 2018
“Hip coffee scene”
24 Aug 2017
“Cosy & intimate”
Closes in 20 min
6:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe
940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I frequently get afternoon and late night coffee here and recommend it to anyone who wants to do some work during a Saturday afternoon, or anyone looking for something fun to do on a weekday night. They have little events outback sometimes and they can...More

Thank Felix J
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We loved the building and being surrounded by quirky creatives, seems like one of the few places in town that holds history. One downside was the puppy guarding of tables by people on laptops. Changed the atmosphere from intimate & bookish to just another tech...More

Thank meg_ldn
Reviewed 23 December 2016

It was an awesome place to hang out with friends over coffee, I loved going there, the coffee was good, staff was friendly, and the place has this old style coffee shop and rustic feel. The location is perfect too.

Thank 26_BA
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Relaxed, laid-back, cheerful baristas serve up beautifully-made organic fair trade espresso, with a fine selection of local fresh baked goods from the countertop case. Don't get it to go -- stick around with your more elegant (and more sustainable!) "for here" glass or cup, and...More

Thank cgmaxwell
Reviewed 2 November 2016

poor service they seem to cater to their old clients and have rude pictures of a person I really don't like permantly on their wall.

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Really good coffee drinks with an eclectic bookstore. Wish there were more food options available. Crowded for seating, best to sit outdoors (weather-permitting) as it is enjoyable to see all that is going on around Pearl Street.

Thank Greenspringer
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Trident cafe and bookstore has been a part of my life since the mid 1980s and although I no longer live in Boulder when I visit I still go there with backgammon board in hand for a throw back of the good ole days. Each...More

Thank Ama W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Step back in time at the Trident Cafe. Excellent coffee and pastries plus used book store. Great experience.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 18 October 2016

You purchase a tea or coffee, and then sit at a table, and ....watch. This place has some of the great personalities of Boulder coming in to read the newspaper over coffee. The drinks are fine, but the culture is thick. Then pay your dues...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Friends and I visited Trident while exploring the Pearl Street Mall. I didn't get to look around as much as I would have liked due to the cramped space available in this store, but did select a few very unique post cards to send back...More

Thank Michelle C
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-443-3133
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