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Food and restaurants in Boulder

Top restaurants

Tea Room
“Very different and beautiful restaurant that was a gift from our sister city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. If nothing else, have one of their delicious alcohol drinks made with tea! In warm weather, sit outside by the Boulder Creek!”
  • 161 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Farm-to-table American food in an urban space, plus drinks from the upstairs community bar.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Pub
“Simply the best spot in town to get a taste of Boulder's culture. The conversations are so loud and passionate you can barely hear yourself thinking about how amazing your life is right now. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Yummy Mediterranean food, including tapas and sangria. Happy hour before 6:30 pm, and a lovely flower-filled outdoor courtyard with a tuscan tile fountain.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Brewery
“Fun place to people watch, play cornhole, and great apps. Always a fun, energetic atmosphere.”
  • 94 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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This is some gourmet pie and it's priced accordingly but fairly considering the ingredients used. Pick white or red sauce, you can't go wrong. For dessert, the Saltimbocca con Nutella is a favorite and, no, we don't mess around with the small size. Reservations are definitely recommended, but sometimes you can slide into a few spots as they open up at the bar.”
  • 82 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“I love their brick chicken entree with a delicious glass of Guenoc, their house white wine (and a total steal at $6.50/glass).”
  • 83 locals recommend

Cafes

Tea Room
“Very different and beautiful restaurant that was a gift from our sister city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. If nothing else, have one of their delicious alcohol drinks made with tea! In warm weather, sit outside by the Boulder Creek!”
  • 161 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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Café
“This is more than a coffee bar. It's also a great spot to go in the evening for live music. It could be hit or miss on the music but drinks (wine included) are a nice alternative. It's a favorite with the locals. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Where I buy my locally roasted beans. CURED, the food provisions part of the shop, has lots of beautiful food and home items too. Wine shop in the back.”
  • 68 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
Café
“Authentic New Orleans breakfasts and brunches in a small Victorian Home near the Pearl St. Mall. Bignets, Chickory coffee, traditional shrimp and sausage dishes. Very popular. Expect at least a 20 min. wait to get in.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best local bakery! Sunday morning gypsy jazz on their patio too. There's also a location in N. Boulder (on Broadway) -- A great stop on the way to Lyons or Estes Park.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bookshop
“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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best local bakery! Sunday morning gypsy jazz on their patio too. There's also a location in N. Boulder (on Broadway) -- A great stop on the way to Lyons or Estes Park.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bakery
“The most beautiful cakes and cupcakes and cookies. The bread is amazing also.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bakery
“combination of top coffee bar, to-to charcuterie and cheese platers, eclectic food shop and small wine store all in one. One of the trendiest local spots.”
  • 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”
  • 21 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Chocolate truffles, coffee, cakes, and a lovely spot to sit for a treat. Be sure to read the little rolled up messages tucked into the brick wall near the corner table. Maybe you'll find one of our messages.”
  • 21 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.”
  • 20 locals recommend