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Cafe Aion

1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-7095
+1 303-993-8131
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“paella” (10 reviews)
“tapas” (19 reviews)
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Spanish, American, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-7095
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Good surprise. We dropped in as we were in the area for a quick bite and enjoyed it so much we stayed for a full meal. Efficient friendly service and the tapas were really good. Even a Spanish person in our group was impressed. Las...More

Thank The_Healthy_Prof
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I have found that Cafe Aion's food and atmosphere to remind me of what I love best about being in places like Spain; cozy comfortable seating that invites conversation, menu options that are unique but well prepared, unique to everything else in Boulder and always...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We drove up from Golden, because Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson had recommended the paella in a 5280 article. We were hoping to find the first true paella in central Colorado, and our hopes were dashed. We ordered two small plates to start with: The fried cauliflower (which...More

Thank moakleyman50
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We chose Cafe Aion for our group for First Bite. Cocktails were delicious, wine was reasonable, and while the First Bite selections were limited, the were all tasty. As an introduction to the restaurant for us, we were all happy and will be returning to...More

Thank Colby J
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We entered this casual space for lunch mid afternoon and were the only patrons so expected good service but that was indifferent We started with bellini [$6] and Upslope IPA [$6] - well priced drinks Our falafel flatbread [$9] was overcooked, as was the frittata...More

Thank MPD357
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I like the location, and the waitstaff were pretty good. The reason this doesn't get a higher rating is because the food was either boring or ill conceived. We were a group of four and tried basically everything on the tapas menu. The quick rundown...More

Thank crosscountry511
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife and I had lunch here at the end of our stay in Boulder. The ambiance is very casual, as you probably would expect near campus. The cafe was fairly busy for early afternoon on a Friday. But we got a table quite quickly....More

Thank KriksPicks
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had a business meeting and went here for a light lunch. I had never been before and was pleasantly surprised by the Spaniard dish. The eggs weren't anything special but the type of salsa that came with the potatoes was absolutely amazing!

Thank sofiajour
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Cafe Aion is a simple unpretentious spot. The tapas are so tasty that we never actually order a meal. Last night we feasted on a beet salad, delicious harissa chicken wings, homemade potato chips,& Moraccan pork sliders ... all were a treat. The cocktails &...More

Thank BeebzAbroad
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Tapas are always fun, especially to share with friends. Our food was delicious. The tender lamb gyro was my favorite. Fried cauliflower was good and the quinoa salad with apricots was quite tasty. The sangria was less sweet than I'm used to, but the taste...More

Thank SeeitAll728
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-7095
  • Public Transportation: There is a RTD Stop 1 Block to the East serving the HOP, SKIP, DASH, AB, B, DD, GS, 203, 204 and the 225.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-993-8131
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