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Cafe Aion

1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-7095
+1 303-993-8131
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Spanish, American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-7095
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It had been awhile since we ate at Cafe Aion and decided to try it before a Boulder Phil concert. Food was great...carrot soup, tortilla espanola, vegetable tangine, and a great granacha wine by the glass. We were out of there with plenty of time...More

Thank honestmiguel
Reviewed 17 November 2016

While the food is excellent at Cafe Aion, I do not recommend going there if you are on any sort of a schedule. We waited almost an hour for our food -- after waiting 20 minutes for beverages. We ended up having to leave before...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We've been several times -- the food can be very good but the service is uneven and we've had to rush because service was so slow we were going to miss a concert

Thank OldNewYorker123
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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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