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Box Car Coffee Roasters

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1825 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5522
07:30 - 18:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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499 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit and I'm already a big fan of this place. Coffee is ...just really really good. I love dark roast tasty coffee. It is not so easy to find but this place got. Lovely place otherwise too.

Thank beachstone2c
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

note: they do not have ice coffee.. I learned this the hard way. But, the staff was super accommodating and made me an iced Espresso drink, which was good. Strong and did the job - you can tell they use pretty good coffee beans as well when you take your first sip.

Thank Liz K
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Decent coffee .....but gosh I forgot my laptop and wasn't willing to take up a table for 4 people all by myself and spread out like I was at home ..........honestly people watching only works if the people are worth watching.......I don't get it

Thank Mark C
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome for many reasons including fabulous-tasting coffee beverages. Cool vibe overall along with excellent pastries, sandwiches, chesses, etc. Nice choices for seating and friendly staff. Street parking close by. We enjoyed our visit very much.

Thank Greenspringer
Corvallis, OR
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

They don't usually have good coffee outside the West coast . Sorry , rest of the country but ts true . Nice rich dark roasts with no bitter edge . Go for it

Thank lynnbOR
Palm Beach Gardens
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

There are quite a few good options for coffee and treats in Boulder. However, I find myself coming to Boxcar more than the rest. The coffee is good, staff beyond nice and good at their jobs. It is in a shared space with Cured (love them too) and Cured's wine shop. Exposed ducts, skylights, brick and a division of rooms... More 

Thank Iconne
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Thanks to the person who said this was the best coffee in Boulder. I tried it and totally agree. Perfect cappuccino!

Thank jules391
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Stella cappuccino was a wonderful way to start the morning. We really enjoyed the plum, hazelnut pastry as well. Great strong coffee, good way to start out the day!

Thank Mitch_n_Misha
Baltimore, MD USA
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Great morning stop. Staff are spot on, house-baked goods. Cured is amazing for sandwiches, cheeses, meats. Jessie is awesome knowledgeable manager!

Thank degania
Sunnyvale, CA
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were beginning to doubt there was a good cup of coffee in all of Boulder when we found Box Car Roasters. Finally, a cup that didn't taste like they had run a quick bit of steam though a tiny bit of grounds. We also liked the vanilla bean and bing cherry scone, which was crumbly without being dry and... More 

Thank Mom2HEKs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1825 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5522
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?