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1521 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5461
+1 303-449-5173
07:00 - 22:00
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are told by Snooze the wait would be 40 minutes, so decided to wander until our table was ready. Due to the chill in the morning air, we didn't wander far. We stumbled upon The Cup and decided to get a hot drink while we waited for our breakfast table. When we arrived, we were greeted with a hello... More 

Thank WarriorChick516
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I always love going here with some work to do. Get a big old latte and surf off the energy of all the other folks working there. Gets a little mental on weekends.

Thank Megan D
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a great place near downtown Boulder for meeting friends and getting a great cup of coffee and even some breakfast. The atmosphere is friendly and laid back and the crowd has very nice energy.

Thank Bahman S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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.

Thank Mary B
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank ThomB123
Bern, Switzerland
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

Thank Thomas Z
Evans, Georgia
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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.

Thank BrentFinch
Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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

Thank Tamarcos
Boulder, Colorado
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906 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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

Thank Miriahm D
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 

Thank Colton J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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?