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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115-2700
+1 617-267-8688
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115-2700
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Reviewed yesterday

Boston is an expensive city, full of expensive hotels with very expensive breakfasts. This bookshop with a café does a very good breakfast at prices you would expect in a diner. It is in trendy Newbury Street, but the clientele here are mainly students looking...More

Thank johnGerrardsCross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came across this place for breakfast as a traveler and it was very good food! They have very quick service and a cool little atmosphere!

Thank slagters2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place supports the arts and you can feel that in the cool vibe. The music is good the local art is good and the food is superb. I recommend the smoked salmon Benedict. The tea lattes though are Thai style (even the hot ones)...More

Thank PhotosByJamieJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled within a bookstore, Trident offers a great selection for breakfast/brunch, which is exactly what we were looking for. Towards the front is a coffee bar area and in the back is sectioned of seating. We sat in a booth-style area and encountered great options...More

Thank imskimmy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the lemon ricotta French toast and it was fabulous. Great spot and so glad we chose to eat here. Love the smoothies.

Thank kflats4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful breakfast with everything from unique dishes to regular breakfast food Everything on it is delicious. Even the smoothies have special add ins like wheat grass and bee pollen that you can't find anywhere else. And if you like corned beef hash, you will love...More

Thank NYTaylors62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Trident is the perfect casual spot for breakfast with friends or colleagues. We go here often for breakfast meetings at the start of a workday. The breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, avocado, cheese and mushrooms and salmon scramble are favorites. Big menu. Good service....More

Thank 1diningcouple
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We spent the week going to a different coffee place each morning in the Boston area, mostly Back Bay, and were pleased each time until we went to Trident! Their card and book selection is terrific, but the coffee was the worst I've had in...More

Thank Gouldali
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Waitlisted on a Sunday but totally worth the 20 min wait - the Huevos Rancheros were amazing and the coffee delicious and generous serving. Fab shop too, a really fun visit

Thank Julieanne R
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Nice variety of breakfast, coffee, big dishes, cozy atmosphere! Definitely recommend! Opened early morning, good starting of the day!

Thank TimiPal
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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18 April 2017|
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Response from Michaela T | Reviewed this property |
We didn't make a reservation and were fine.
25 April 2016|
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Response from 647PeterA647 | Reviewed this property |
Think they have a couple GF options, but you should check their menu on their website. And think they're open every day at 8am.
Flannery M
10 October 2015|
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Response from Michael L | Property representative |
Hello Flannery, GinnyBoston is correct. While healthcode does not allow animals on our patio, you could have your dog just on the other side of the fence on the sidewalk. -Trident Booksellers & Cafe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115-2700
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-267-8688
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