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1521 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5461
+1 303-449-5173
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good coffee and nice atmosphere. Selection of baked goods was just okay. Second cup of coffee is 50 cents, but the mugs are good sized.

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Thank Mary B
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Happened upon this coffee shop by chance. Only one experience to draw from, but they make a great latte, and appears they don't try to be anything but a coffee shop - imagine that! Highly recommend.

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Thank ThomB123
Bern, Switzerland
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113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

the Coffee and everything wehadin the cup was dekicious and hand made. the cappuccino had the real italian flaviour, the milk the resl texture. very well done, aleaxs again.

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Thank Thomas Z
Evans, Georgia
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Busy cafe in downtown Boulder - a good local alternative to Starbucks. Lots of baked goods to choose from and lively background music.

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Thank BrentFinch
Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Cup is your average coffee shop with everyone bent over their favorite electronic device and music blasting, making conversation inside impossible.

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Thank Tamarcos
Boulder, Colorado
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800 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Drank the coffee last year and found it good. I'm not usually in this part of town while drinking coffee, so thought to check it out again. Everything I said then is still true. Excellent coffee, fast baristas, noisy inside, quieter on the facing street side. Continues to be a good coffeeshop

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Thank Miriahm D
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

What you would expect for a coffee shop off of Pearl. Great quality coffee in a nice environment. The Americano's are solid and the food is tasty. Plenty of seating, and overall, a clean shop. That said, the service could improve. The quality of coffee easily warrants 4 stars, however, the employees come off as a bit pretentious and impatient... More 

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Thank Colton J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Loved the coffee but that's not all. The breakfast was superb, the waiters so friendly. I could refill my cup anytime . Real wood floors and an open feel. Don't miss it!

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Thank slavaBogu
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Every time I visit Boulder, this is my favorite brunch place, they have really good sandwiches and the best quality coffee in town. I highly recommend this place

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Thank BenALDi
Auburn, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We went to The Cup as we were waiting on a table for Snooze. It's a great place to grab a cup of coffee before moving on to a full breakfast. Their mocha was good, and the orange scone was good and light, as well. Not a lot of outdoor seating out front. Would go back.

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Thank Jan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5461
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-449-5173

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?