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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
+1 303-443-3133
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“book store” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (5 reviews)
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06:30 - 23:00All hours
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940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
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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
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Breakfast, Dinner
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Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
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
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