Best Coffee Shops in Boulder … From an Outsider’s Viewpoint

We were pleased to receive an email from San Francisco Bay-area food and outdoors blogger Rad Sakalkale of The Snobby Foodie, mentioning a visit to Boulder and asking about guest posting on our site. Below is the result – a take on Boulder coffee shops from an outsider’s viewpoint. Thank you, Rad!


With hiking and outdoors culture rampant in Boulder, it’s important to get a caffeine fix at the start of your day. Here are some awesome coffee shops around town, and why they’re great.

For pastries: Boxcar Coffee Roasters

If you like delicate pastries, Boxcar is great. This location shares the space with Cured, which is a great place to pick up picnic items for your hike.

For great coffee/espresso: Alpine Modern Café

The baristas meticulously prepare your beverage, and the result is an excellent drink. They get their beans from Huckleberry Roasters from Denver, which is a great local roaster with unique flavor. While you’re at Alpine Modern Cafe, be sure to grab a bite.

Alpine Modern Cafe


For flavored drinks: Ozo

If you prefer flavored coffee drinks, Ozo offers a wide variety of options. The baristas are friendly and will work with you to find something you like.

Ozo Coffee

For a hang out spot: Trident Booksellers

If you’d like a spot with community, coffee, or a place that you can curl up with a good book, Trident is a comfy spot.

If you’re a tea person: Pekoe Sip House

This place has a wide variety of high quality teas, and (added bonus) they have bubble tea.

Pekoe Sip House

Allan Wright

About Allan Wright

Allan came up with the idea for Eat Drink Boulder via his job, which involves beer, wine, food, and blogging. Allan runs Zephyr Adventures and Taste Vacations, two tour companies that, among other things, run food, wine, and beer tours around the world. Zephyr Adventures also organizes a series of lifestyle blogger conferences in the food, wine, beer, and fitness worlds. Locally, Allan runs the 1000-person strong Boulder Wine Meetup group. All this keeps him very occupied and very immersed in the worlds relevant to Eat Drink Boulder.

, ,

Comments are closed.