As a mountain and college town, Boulder provides the perfect backdrop to world-class cafés. With a different coffee shop on nearly every corner, it can be a difficult task to find the best brew not to mention one that comes with a charming atmosphere. In hopes of helping you put an end to your search, we’ve rounded up the ballots and found the top five Boulder cafés.
The Cup: Undoubtedly some of the best Chai in town, The Cup effortlessly blends atmosphere with delectable blends of your favorite coffees and teas. Take a seat at one of their tables lining the pearl street mall, or enjoy that beautiful Boulder breeze through the garage door that opens off the front of the café.
Our Favorite Drink: The Bhakti Chai Milkshake
The Unseen Bean: This Boulder favorite can fit a total of 10 people, but has coffee busting at the seams with flavor. Brewed blind by Master Coffee Roaster and founder Gerry Leary, the Unseen Bean only serves the highest quality, fair-trade Arabica beans. Leary roasts all of the coffee for his famed café and as he has been blind since birth, offers unique and intensely flavorful mixes.
Our Favorite Drink: Passion Cup Blend
Trident Booksellers and Café: Quite the picturesque café, Trident has a sweet selection of books and an even sweeter selection of teas and coffees. Trident has outside seating off the west end of the Pearl Street Mall and a cozy, quiet interior where you can hunker down with a good book and a great cup of coffee.
Our Favorite Drink: Café Florentine
Ozo: With three locations around Boulder, Ozo has made quite a name for itself in our Colorado mountain town. With a comfortable atmosphere, big tables, good music, and great coffee it’s hard to find a better place to work or study. The staff is friendly, and the selection wide, easily making it one of our favorite Boulder cafés.
Our Favorite Drink: 3rd Street Chai
Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Café: Innisfree combines a wide selection of flavorful blends, with daily poetry readings and book clubs. The atmosphere is upbeat and vibrant, providing a perfect home for studying students and poetry lovers alike. Peruse their selection of books while sipping some of their delectable, free-trade coffee.
Our Favorite Drink: Laté
Boulder has about one coffee shop to every two people. It’s a hard task to narrow it down to the best five, but the above cafés not only have winning drinks, but atmospheres to boot. Let us know what your favorite cafés are by commenting below or on our facebook.