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Off the Beaten Path

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68 9th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5004
+1 970-879-6830
07:30 - 17:00
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was great! The staff was very friendly and a relaxing environment, but the coffee was terrible. I took one sip and threw it out. Good thing the coffee pricing was cheap so I didn't care that I wasted my money. Would visit again to read though.

Thank Brooke N
OTBP, Owner at Off the Beaten Path, responded to this review

Brooke, we're really sorry about your coffee. We should have noticed that you didn't like it and offered to make you another. If you're still in town, please give us another chance - just stop at the cafe, tell our barista you're Brooke from the TripAdvisor review, and we'll see if we can brew a coffee to your liking on... More 

Gold Coast
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is the perfect combination - good coffee and treats and books to boot. Very helpful and friendly staff and some cute gifts as well. Don't miss the second hand books upstairs or the brownies.

1 Thank Christine J
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I don't know how they fit so many of my favorite things into this one store. A Game of Thrones reference at the front door, a sweet and spicy latte called "Mr. Darcy", and a free cookie day once a week (sorry, can't remember exactly which day it was, but it was awesome). Browsing through their book selection ranged from... More 

1 Thank BigHatBigAdventures
steamboat springs
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Better coffee and pastries for less just down the street. Bad attitude from the "barista" on my last visit. Go buy a book, but take a pass on the food and drink.

1 Thank mrdonlogan
Helsinki, Finland
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

It was my favourite place to go during my college years in Steamboat, with friend or on my own. They always had a wide selection of books and a cozy area to sit curling up with a book or get coffee and a dessert. Super cozy.

Thank 26_BA
Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great coffee, cozy place to read. Lots of books. Wifi is strong. They sell a variety of items for children, toys, books, unusual puzzles. Great place to browse and hang out.

Thank 793loisc
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great bookstore, little cafe, good food and snacks and coffee. Spend done time, wander around, check out the upstairs for cheap used books. Linger a bit and take a break from your adventures in steamboat.

Thank tobycc
Dillon, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good coffee, muffins, and interesting books staff is very helpful. One of my favorite places when I lived in Steamboat.

Thank VanoMadic
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138 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Really great book shop with a full coffee bar complete with pastries. Tables to sip, eat, and read. A real gem!

Thank SOGChicago
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I was wandering around Steamboat and stumbled into this gem. Compact store with best sellers and quirky books to browse through. Friendly and helpful staff, plus other interesting patrons to talk books with. Then add in a coffee shop-what else could you want?! I was looking for a new travel inspired book and found The Sex Lives of Cannibals (fun... More 

Thank Melissa K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 9th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-879-6830
Since we opened our doors in 1990, we have been Steamboat's largest full service bookstore and the locals' favorite meeting place for Good Books, Good Coffee and Good Friends. Who are we? Real people who read books and admire great writing. We stand ready to help you find your next great read. Check out our recommendations – good reads from our staff and friends.

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