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Food and restaurants in Boulder

Top restaurants

Tea Room
“Unless you've been to Tajikistan, you've probably never seen a teahouse like this one. Handcrafted by artisans in Boulder's sister city of Dushanbe, the structure was shipped piece-by-piece from the Tajikistan city and assembled in Boulder. It is an inviting and peaceful place to enjoy one of dozens of types of teas and a bite to eat while taking in the vibrant carvings and paintings that cover every inch of the interior.”
  • 167 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An upscale dining option located downtown. Renowned as one is the best eateries in boulder, year after year.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Brewery
“Serving house beers including some offbeat styles & a brewpub menu plus tours & dog-friendly patio.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Pub
“A Boulder institution! Cheap, delicious, and oh-so-hippy-dippy. I don't even like the Grateful Dead and I LOVE this place. Always busy but worth the wait. Burgers are amazing and the fries are truly special.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“The Med has Italian, Greek, and Spanish food, so there is something for all tastes. Their Happy Hour tapas can make a meal. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Yummy wood-fired pizza but there's often a wait, so be prepared. Just ten minutes away! Sit at the bar if you're on your own, you'll probably make a new friend.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“My favorite breakfast place in town. Typically they have a significant wait, so I like to get my name in and walk around the Pearl Street Mall. This is a good option if you are not in a rush. My favorite is the Eggs Benedict, but it is all delicious.”
  • 92 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Oak is an amazing farm-to-table cuisine that never disappoints. Cozy dining atmosphere, great menu options, and great cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner. Located off of beautiful Pearl Street.”
  • 79 locals recommend

Cafes

Tea Room
“Unless you've been to Tajikistan, you've probably never seen a teahouse like this one. Handcrafted by artisans in Boulder's sister city of Dushanbe, the structure was shipped piece-by-piece from the Tajikistan city and assembled in Boulder. It is an inviting and peaceful place to enjoy one of dozens of types of teas and a bite to eat while taking in the vibrant carvings and paintings that cover every inch of the interior.”
  • 167 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“My favorite breakfast place in town. Typically they have a significant wait, so I like to get my name in and walk around the Pearl Street Mall. This is a good option if you are not in a rush. My favorite is the Eggs Benedict, but it is all delicious.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Cafe
“It’s a coffee WiFi joint by day but most nights there is live music. Check out their website for lineup. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“My favorite coffee shop in Boulder is a 7-minute walk away. Coffee is an art form here. Also, there's an amazing charcuterie + cheese shop attached where you can sample everything. It gets busy, but it's worth the wait. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Consistently voted the best coffee shop in Boulder and there is a lot of competition for this title in Boulder. 8 min. walk from here.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Cafe
“Get there when they open or wait in line! And be sure your entire party is with you or they won't seat you but order the shrimp & grits and the chicory coffee and you'll forgive them.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bakery
“On Sunday mornings from 10am to noon in the spring, summer and fall, Spruce Confections' charming courtyard on West Pearl Street is filled with the sounds of gypsy jazz. Order a freshly baked croissant and a latte and join the live band on the patio to feel as if you've been transported to Paris. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bookstore
“A Boulder institution. Been here since the 80's. Excellent coffee and a nice small bookstore attached. A great place to hangout with Boulders history. ”
  • 52 locals recommend

Bakeries

Breakfast Spot
“My favorite breakfast place in town. Typically they have a significant wait, so I like to get my name in and walk around the Pearl Street Mall. This is a good option if you are not in a rush. My favorite is the Eggs Benedict, but it is all delicious.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Bakery
“On Sunday mornings from 10am to noon in the spring, summer and fall, Spruce Confections' charming courtyard on West Pearl Street is filled with the sounds of gypsy jazz. Order a freshly baked croissant and a latte and join the live band on the patio to feel as if you've been transported to Paris. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bakery
“The most beautiful cakes and cupcakes and cookies. The bread is amazing also.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bakery
“$ Great coffee, sandwiches, wine shop, and high end delicatessen. Pick up some cheese , bread and wine for a picnic. Great place for coffee and treats.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bakery
“Walk to - Plain or fancy coffee and all kinds of delicious baked goods. A popular hangout for early morning java -- great quality. (Walk 3 short blocks)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bakery
“As close to the NYC variety as I have ever found west of the Hudson. If you want something different from Beleza Coffee two doors to the left or Breadworks, two doors to the right, Moe's might just be the perfect quick breakfast for your active day in Boulder”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cafeteria style service. Excellent value. Great for a quick mess of fluffy eggs scrambled with chunks of veggies ($5). Also super for a bowl of house-made soup and wonderful fresh bread (also about $5). Made to order salad bar and copious bakery goods also available. Usually 7am to 7pm, but different on holidays. Outdoor seating with views to foothills.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Great Baking classes! Definitely the best chocolate in town. Skip Rocky Mountain chocolate factory and go for the real deal at this local business. Their seasonal pastries are amazing. Cutest lil' chocolate shop. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
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