We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
+1 303-443-3133
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“book store” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (5 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
06:30 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe
PRICE
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (56)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 24 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 22 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 1 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 28 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 17 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 17 October 2016

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

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This wooden-shelved bookstore really took me back to the days when Elliott Bay Bookstore was still open here in Seattle WA. You could totally feel the gravitas that saturated the stacks! In one corner, a mom read to her daughter. I didn't want to crowd...More

Thank Lynn P
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Brasserie Ten Ten
880 reviews
.12 km away
The Kitchen
721 reviews
.12 km away
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
325 reviews
.02 km away
Via Perla
101 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pearl Street Mall
2,106 reviews
.37 km away
Boulder Public Library
125 reviews
.37 km away
Central Park
29 reviews
.34 km away
Carnegie Branch Library for Local History
5 reviews
.33 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Trident Booksellers & Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-443-3133
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing