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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Bookstore and Café
Back Bay West, Boston
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  • Shaunna G.
    "Great lemon ricotta french toast (on Challah bread, holla!)"(4 Tips)
    Michael P.
    "Get a seat on the patio and try the cape codder sandwich."(4 Tips)
    Kristin L.
    "Free wifi and the best stuffed French Toast in the world!"(5 Tips)
    Sean B.
    "Monte cristo French toast sandwich"(5 Tips)
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  • Loukas P.
    Loukas Petridis1 week ago
    Good environment and coffee. The deserts are OK
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱3 weeks ago
    Stop by the front book shelf and read their book recommendations! I'm sure you'll find a couple interesting books to add to your reading list.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱3 weeks ago
    Great place to work/study. They have free WiFi (not the fastest) and comfortable seats. The hot chocolate is not as rich as I'd like but hey, just paying $4.30 let me stay here for a couple hours!
  • Raphael
    RaphaelNovember 9
    Good breakfast
  • Fernando R.
    Don’t let the bookstore front fool you. The breakfast here is amazing. These are toast with honey ham jam and a lot of delicious insides. Sweet and savory perfect.
    Upvoted Nov 7
  • Xavier
    XavierOctober 18
    My favorite, the prosciutto brie sandwich !!!
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LiuSeptember 17
    Great book selection, good coffee, and good vibes
  • Ryan F.
    Super cool place for lunch 🍴
  • Scott Kleinberg
    What a cool trip back to when bookstores were cool. The cafe is crowded but nice.
    Upvoted Nov 7
  • Isaac D.
    Isaac DiazMarch 14
    Been here 25+ times
    Grab a book while you eat at the counter. Breakfast all day!
  • Emma S.
    Emma SimpsonFebruary 13
    You should request table and then browse books until they text you. Probably wait 45 mins for a table but worth it. Although grilled cheese is not good!!!
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 30, 2016
    Food is good (not great) but staff is so friendly and this is such a cute spot! One of my favorites in Boston for sure!!
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 30, 2016
    The chai bubble tea is DELICIOUS!
  • Laura W.
    Laura WongNovember 16, 2016
    Great locally owned bookstore and restaurant. Portions are huge, lots of smoothie and juice options. Also hosts a lot of events like trivia, sip&script, plant nite etc...
  • Logan L.
    Logan LeasureNovember 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Belgian waffle w/ Vermont maple syrup.
  • Sam Z.
    Sam ZhaiOctober 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't go Weekend morning & afternoon (superbusy). Otherwise very comfortable place to study. Average food and drinks but a bit expensive. Open till midnight.
  • George M.
    George MaierOctober 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the only full service coffee, food, and work hangouts. Excellent service and weekly writer / expert talks.
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WestsideSeptember 3, 2016
    Omg their cards & gifts selection alone is D I V I N E 💯😍👍
  • Alex C.
    Alex CurrieAugust 25, 2016
    Breakfast burrito 👍🏼
  • Caroline
    CarolineAugust 25, 2016
    Try the challah French toast!! Sooo good
  • Aditi
    AditiAugust 16, 2016
    Tea menu is wonderful. Quiet cozy spot to come study
  • Martin
    MartinAugust 14, 2016
    Kind of pricy for a breakfast spot but very delicious. The bookstore/cafe vibe is soothing. The breakfast sandwich with avocado is a must
  • Seyda C.
    Seyda CaskurluJuly 29, 2016
    Not the best food .. A bit touristic .. 6/10
  • Eva M.
    Eva MontesJune 18, 2016
    Nope! Waited 30+ minutes to be told my food was made just never came out. Only 3 other people at bar. Pretty disappointed and still hungry
  • Kethrellan P.
    Kethrellan PetersonJune 10, 2016
    Good food and great books. Easy to spend hours here. Try the Yerba Mate Latte!
  • Isabella K.
    Isabella KeefeApril 5, 2016
    I love coming here on half-days with my friends. They have really good food, a good book selection, and really cute trinkets.
  • Cesar F.
    Cesar FonsecaMarch 25, 2016
    Portabella Quesadilla was very filling, flavor was good, but not great. 4/5 The salsa was good though, lather that baby up.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerMarch 8, 2016
    Great cafe and bookstore. Recommend.
  • Sarah c.
    Sarah cMarch 2, 2016
    The place is crowded but you never have to wait long for someone to leave or for your order. Staff never seems out of sorts or crazy. Awesome place to spend an hour people watching in Newbury St
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 21, 2016
    Full service restaurant inside of the bookstore. Great breakfast food and diner fare.
  • Carly B.
    Carly BrownsbergerFebruary 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The perfect place for a bookworm and brunch addict. Their fresh juices are all must-haves! My favorite is Gail's Kale.
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TJanuary 19, 2016
    Cool place, but oh so busy!
  • Alex T.
    Alex TullerJanuary 2, 2016
    Excellent food and service
  • Matt A.
    Matt AhernJanuary 1, 2016
    Potato chuck wagon! Had it with chorizo, peppers and over easy eggs. Wished I had a hollow leg.
  • Matt A.
    Matt AhernJanuary 1, 2016
    Potato chuck wagon is excellent! Plus they have almond milk for coffee.
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FosterDecember 29, 2015
    Quirky gifts, pretty coffee, and strong waitresses.
  • Emrecan D.
    Emrecan DDecember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food, bad service
  • Matt L.
    Matt LintottDecember 12, 2015
    The Monte Cristo Breakfast item is Amazing and so is the Vanilla Chai Latte Perfection if you have a sweet tooth. Very friendly and efficient service. The Menu has some great options a must visit.
  • Ozy
    OzyDecember 1, 2015
    Good place to read a book!
  • Art V.
    Art VandelayNovember 14, 2015
    Eggs Benedict had overcooked eggs & stale English muffins.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillNovember 11, 2015
    My goto breakfast meeting spot when in Boston. Everything is good and filling.
  • Mary G.
    Mary GlazenerOctober 31, 2015
    I got the huevos Ranchero and homeade lemonade! Fanastic, cozy great for studying or just grabbing a bite. Wide variety of book choices if you want to grab a book to read too. Free wifi too
  • Ellie E.
    Ellie EvertsOctober 23, 2015
    Banana and caramel pancakes
  • Kapado F.
    Kapado FernandOctober 17, 2015
    The layout and atmosphere
  • Kenneth H.
    Kenneth HoltzOctober 6, 2015
    If there's a wait, look for seats at the bar.
  • Sean N.
    Sean NickleyOctober 5, 2015
    A gem of a bookshop
  • Shreya C.
    Shreya ChaudhariSeptember 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love their fresh juices and chocolate chip pancakes!
  • Supriya M.
    Supriya ManotSeptember 27, 2015
    Great ambience! Loved the avocado and cheese melt sandwich
  • Mark C.
    Mark CollierSeptember 13, 2015
    Fantastic...
  • Shannon F.
    Shannon FarrarSeptember 4, 2015
    Heard about this gem through the web/word of mouth. Absolutely ecstatic that I finally made my way inside! Incredible selection of books..found myself browsing for a good hour and a half...
  • Naiara
    NaiaraAugust 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is great. For every book and yummy food lover. The brie and apple omelette is amazing!
  • Barbara H.
    Barbara HoughJuly 27, 2015
    Variety of items, tasty food.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PanJuly 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A bit pricey, but in a great location for people watching. Get a seat on the patio and try the cape codder sandwich.
  • Sara F.
    Sara FJuly 12, 2015
    Delicious smoothies. Healthy sized portions so bring your appetite!
  • Anthony
    AnthonyJuly 12, 2015
    Such a delicious brunch selection, and then there's an entire bookstore for you to peruse right after your meal.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RheeJuly 3, 2015
    Downeast Cider in a mason jar!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GoodwinJune 28, 2015
    Bomb food. Really fast.
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SJune 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Very nice book store and diner. Veggie burgers are just great!
  • Baris W.
    Baris WanschersJune 19, 2015
    The portobello quesadilla is the best. Try it. You won't be disappointed.
  • Amy V.
    Amy ValentJune 5, 2015
    A little disappointed with the rating. Too much salt and pepper on my tofu scramble which I was probably the wrong thing to order but wanted something lighter. The service was very distracted.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosMay 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun and unique place in the heart of Boston. Sit down to a awesome menu of delicious breakfast foods. Recommend the corned beef hash.
  • Caroline
    CarolineMay 26, 2015
    Lemon ricotta stuffed French toast, do it.
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HoangMay 1, 2015
    The hash has huge chunks of carrot in it and it's incredible
  • Antonio
    AntonioApril 26, 2015
    Haven't tried their food yet. If you come here to taste their coffee, please don't. It's a pity because the atmosphere and the layout is nice.
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisApril 12, 2015
    A Boston treasure! Coffee, brunch, or book browsing.
  • Dana V.
    Dana VillmoreApril 7, 2015
    Love the cape codder sandwich!
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenApril 2, 2015
    they tend to have a wait for brunch but it's worth it
  • JNET
    JNETMarch 23, 2015
    Awesome food and books. Heaven :)
  • Olga G.
    Olga GonzalezMarch 21, 2015
    Great place to stay a while.
  • Nikole F.
    Nikole FuquaMarch 21, 2015
    The Lemon Ricotta Berry French toast is fantastic. Also the Belgium waffle and the hash browns are a must try. Great service.
  • Gianna N.
    Gianna NebbiaMarch 10, 2015
    Eggs Benedict
  • Mary A.
    Mary AdkinsMarch 8, 2015
    The apple and brie omelet was the best omelet I've ever had. Service is a little slow, but grab a book and enjoy your time there
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for a smoothie and a book.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BarresiFebruary 13, 2015
    The staff picks right inside the door offer some good selections if you can't decide what to read next.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HFebruary 6, 2015
    Arguably best brunch in Boston if you can weather the line.
  • Kenneth K.
    Kenneth KocinckiJanuary 24, 2015
    The Avocado & Brie sandwich the coffee is excellent to
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinJanuary 15, 2015
    (Best of Boston 2014-BREAKFAST) Improper Bostonian says, "Here, breakfast is an all-day, every-day affair, and we certainly wish we could start (or end) each day with a freshly squeezed juice blend."
  • George M.
    George MaierJanuary 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee shop in Boston!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RandJanuary 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    it's always nice when you find a place that will serve you breakfast food at 7pm
  • Claire J.
    Claire JosephJanuary 4, 2015
    Try the Maki Latte
  • Greg D.
    Greg DoughertyJanuary 3, 2015
    Really cool place, but wasn't too impressed with the food (basically a slight step above a diner). That said, still worth a trip to check it out.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FerronDecember 30, 2014
    Great place to grab grub, a beer and legitimately do work/read.
  • Nazli D.
    Nazli DurmazDecember 28, 2014
    funny place, check the pic
  • Kenneth K.
    Kenneth KocinckiDecember 28, 2014
    Brunch foods
  • Phil B.
    Phil BucklerDecember 6, 2014
    Good breakfast for a hangover
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FetzerDecember 2, 2014
    Pancakes were delicious!
  • Mary
    MaryNovember 15, 2014
    Great bookshop and excellent cafe. Best of all worlds.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KittoNovember 15, 2014
    Books and breakfast, what more do you need
  • Alexandre B.
    Alexandre BarbosaNovember 11, 2014
    Worst burger ever, run away from here!
  • KK A.
    KK AppleNovember 10, 2014
    Killer megatots & milkshake combo
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzNovember 6, 2014
    One of my favorite indie bookshops, they also serve up some awesome food and have some great café drinks. Try their Tibetan momos! Or their pancakes! Yum!
  • Dylan S.
    Dylan StilinOctober 25, 2014
    Browse or sit down with a coffee and a book.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This cozy spot is a must when you're in the area. They (fairly) recently renovated + added 2nd floor seating, where you can catch a cool view of Newbury. Get the breakfast burrito or any hot drink!
    Upvoted Nov 7
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternOctober 13, 2014
    Bathroom is upstairs, through a door and left. Also downstairs on the left
  • Fahad M.
    Fahad MoussaOctober 4, 2014
    Not bad .. The concept is nice. The food is average. I tried the egg Benedict and pancakes .. Staff were very friendly. I would give it 6.5 out of 10
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WhittingtonSeptember 27, 2014
    Cool stuff (especially the postcards and journals) but the staff wasn't helpful and they all had attitude issues.
  • Sue Y.
    Sue YeeSeptember 13, 2014
    Sweet potato fries are all I come for
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HardySeptember 6, 2014
    A great café & book store mix that is charming to sit down to eat as well as look for a new book to buy
  • Zachary S.
    Zachary SchiffmanAugust 23, 2014
    Turkey cobbler is amazing! Chili was good too!
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JohnsonAugust 20, 2014
    Don't overlook the Fried Catfish Sandwich. Satisfaction.
  • Minnie K.
    Minnie KimAugust 17, 2014
    Really great brunch food! The apple & Brie omlette was amazing, along with the lemon ricotta filled French Toast and the Frittata! The smoothies were delicious as well :) wonderful place for brunch!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MetzAugust 11, 2014
    Awesome bookstore and cafe where the food was good for an early morning craving!
  • Jenny C.
    Jenny CarronAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Their breakfast options are amazing— I'm sure their other food is great too, but I just can't stop myself from ordering the breakfast burrito every single time!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff ByrnesAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch is awesome, but get there early. And of you're more into lunch, and feel like a kid, get the chicken fingers.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoAugust 7, 2014
    The salmon burger is where it's at.
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    Count the Trident Bowl as one more reason to love the Trident. The bowl features your choice of grain base; kale, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato chunks, chickpeas and beets; and marinated tofu. Read more
  • Debbie C.
    Debbie CraigAugust 1, 2014
    Delicious food. No typical beers. On the 2nd floor w lots of windows overlooking Newbury St. Try the portobello mushroom quesadillas!
  • Susan X.
    Susan XiongJuly 13, 2014
    turvacado sandwich was delicious. waiters were wonderful! i would definitely come here again
  • Keri G.
    Keri GarelJune 25, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    A great spot to sit, snack, and study during the week. Take your time! They'll leave you alone. (The sole downside: the prices have risen astronomically since I started coming here in 2006.)
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CMay 27, 2014
    Nice little cafe and bookstore.
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChenMay 25, 2014
    Their Chia Berry smoothie is a must-try!
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly OkamuraMay 12, 2014
    They don't seat partial parties. The staff here is pretty pretentious and they clearly all hate their jobs.
  • Brendan S.
    Brendan SullivanMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Trivia upstairs on Friday night! Get there before 8 to guarantee a table since it's popular. Not your standard pub quiz about sports and movies; more nerdy and eclectic.
  • Sierra S.
    Sierra SFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mango cherry bomb!
  • Robin L.
    Robin LowJanuary 22, 2014
    Smoothies are good here year round.
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    The apple and brie omelette at Trident Cafe on Newbury Street is amazing and the challah bread french toast always looks tasty.
  • Landon H.
    Landon HowellDecember 27, 2013
    Head to the upstairs bar for an adult beverage.
  • Deskplore
    DeskploreDecember 21, 2013
    "Good for Work/Study" - 4 Stars, "Food & Service" - 5 Stars. Trident is a spacious place with plenty of seats available but electric plugs are limited. Reliable WIFI. Great food for lunch or brunch.
  • Meg M.
    Meg MurphyDecember 7, 2013
    Decent food, horribly incompetent service from a young waiter. Took us 20 minutes to place an order, our food was timely, but the order was not correct. Haven't seen him in a half hour! Come on, kid!
  • Melis H.
    Melis HaghgouiDecember 3, 2013
    Don't get grilled cheese, it was disappointing.
  • Ian M.
    Ian McNallyNovember 22, 2013
    The Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is wicked
  • Alicia Ann K.
    Alicia Ann KelleyNovember 1, 2013
    CORNED BEEF HASH. Amazing. Meh service worth the corned beef hash.
  • Katie T.
    Katie TuohyOctober 28, 2013
    The food is amazing. Get the catfish sandwich with fries. You won't be disappointed.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TohOctober 27, 2013
    Lemon Ricotta French Toast!
  • Molly J.
    Molly JarvisOctober 24, 2013
    The Cape Codder! I've barely tried anything else on the menu.
  • Yu F.
    Yu FangOctober 15, 2013
    Interesting floor layer mix with cafe and bookstore.
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬October 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything here is delicious comfort food. Pro tip: get the chicken caesar wrap with BUFFALO chicken. #noregrets
  • Sally S.
    Sally SmithSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best falafel burger ever! So seriously yummy!
  • Allison F.
    Allison FreemanAugust 27, 2013
    Books and breakfast served all day. Open until midnight. Heaven.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LeAugust 24, 2013
    The guy at the front hates his life.
  • Caryn L.
    Caryn LoCastroAugust 11, 2013
    Get the mega tots - huge hash brown like tater tots filled with cheddar cheese. Delish!!
  • Caryn L.
    Caryn LoCastroAugust 11, 2013
    Chai bubble tea latte!
  • ✨ Larry S.
    ✨ Larry SeaveyAugust 6, 2013
    Browsed the bookstore then sat at the counter and ordered food and read
  • Laura P.
    Laura PowellJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The only place to casually chill, have a cup of coffee, and read that's open past 9:00 PM.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BoniJuly 22, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    My second favorite huevos rancheros is the city. Get a black coffee as well.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CottonJuly 22, 2013
    Cute place - good breakfast and yummy veggie smoothies, all reasonably priced. You're surrounded by books and neat artwork.
  • Sofia R.
    Sofia RasytėJuly 19, 2013
    Deluxe grilled cheese enough said
  • Alice P.
    Alice PotenzaJuly 16, 2013
    Greatvibe, great cafe, great reads! Do not miss!
  • Hadi H.
    Hadi HashemiJuly 8, 2013
    Order Poutine!
  • Jessie V.
    Jessie Van AmburgJune 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious food and the friendliest staff on earth.
  • Taylor D.
    Taylor DobbsJune 9, 2013
    Their new iPhone based seating system makes the host seem rude and disconnected. I got cut in line and he just let it fly; ended up in the worst seats in the place. Good food and great books though.
  • katherine k. r.
    Great fresh fruit and vegetable juices! Try the Fresh Complexion.
  • Justine P.
    Justine PortmannMay 21, 2013
    GET THE MOMOS.
  • Carla D.
    Carla D'AvanzoApril 29, 2013
    Don't get the viennese expresso!!!
  • Justine P.
    Justine PortmannApril 12, 2013
    Had the loaded grilled cheese and roasted red pepper & corn soup combo, so delicious. Also Tricia my server was really wonderful.
  • Derrick M.
    Derrick ManciniApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite place to visit when in back bay for the past 15 years. Get the big bowl cappuccino. Great for breakfast to burgers.
  • Ally R.
    Ally ReillyApril 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the vegetarian momos. Half & Half. You won't be disappointed!
  • Taylor N.
    Taylor NessMarch 29, 2013
    Would not recommend going on a Friday morning. Short on wait staff and a really busy restaurant ends up being an extra long meal. Normally quiet and quick.
  • Georgiana M.
    Georgiana M.March 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the newly opened upstairs floor and cafe!
  • Emily G.
    Emily GarveyMarch 23, 2013
    The vegan cashew chili is to die for. Absolutely delicious.
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LandriganMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the poutine! It's unreal!
  • Joey K.
    Joey KillianMarch 15, 2013
    The French Toast is awesome. Grab a book to read and sit for a while! They're very friendly there, too.
  • Colin K.
    Colin KennedyMarch 2, 2013
    Try the Mood Enhancer juice, its delicious!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DFebruary 27, 2013
    They have a new 2nd floor space! More books, but more importantly, more cafe space!
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SheppardFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet potato fries and the various sauces it comes with are to die for.
  • Natalia W.
    Natalia WidulinskiFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    New upstairs section is great! Quieter atmosphere than downstairs. Check out the long table for some nice study space.
  • Bob H.
    Bob HyldburgFebruary 8, 2013
    Thanks to everyone who attended the recent dual book signing event of Sean Glennon's new book "Tom Brady vs the NFL" and Bob Hyldburg's "Total Patriots" Book.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BrooksFebruary 5, 2013
    Had the Monte cristo French toast sandwich it was very good, very cool cafe I would highly recommend this place...
  • Magda C.
    Magda CunhaFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I just love this place!!!
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BerzaiJanuary 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If this place ain't the bees knees, then it's at least the cat's meow
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GJanuary 13, 2013
    Get the poutine. Just do it.
  • Tiff P.
    Tiff PirachaJanuary 13, 2013
    Eat fast, people hover for a table.
  • Amy P.
    Amy PJanuary 1, 2013
    They lost our name on the waiting list. We are still waiting. It's been 2 hours. Never. Coming. Back.
  • fouhy
    fouhyDecember 26, 2012
    White people love this place.
  • Becky
    BeckyNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    they no longer make the fried green tomato sandwich. don't believe the foodler menu.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Apple and Brie omelette is really good.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarryOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegan Cashew Chili = goodness.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Skip the House Ramen. Wasn't that great. If only they'd serve the kim chi as a separate side dish....
  • Ye Z.
    Ye ZhaoOctober 11, 2012
    Super friendly and inclusive place.
  • Becky
    BeckySeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    get the chamato sandwich with curry dipping sauce instead of ranch. so yum.
  • Rue La La
    Rue La LaSeptember 5, 2012
    Incredible breakfast, all day long. You'll have to wait if you go during brunch on weekends, but we say it's worth it. Try the ricotta stuffed french toast for brunch or sweet potato fries for lunch.
  • Dana F.
    Dana FAugust 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Not only do they have a great book and magazine selection but they have really tasty food too. Check out the 'perpetual breakfast' menu or the amazing Cape Codder sandwich.
  • Eileen C.
    Eileen ChamJuly 22, 2012
    Corned beef hash!
  • Allegra F.
    Allegra FloresJuly 13, 2012
    Great coffee and breakfast. Fry basket, avocado and havarti melt, and "momo" dumplings are delicious as well. Service is consistently sub-par, and most sandwiches/burgers aren't worth eating.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshJune 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the open-faced avocado & havarti dill sandwich. The Trident fries dominate regular fries.
  • Omar
    OmarJune 24, 2012
    Brunch, brunch, brunch.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon McFarlandJune 16, 2012
    Apple and Brie omelette. AWESOME.
  • Adam E.
    Adam EllenthalJune 15, 2012
    The teas here are excellent! They come in an awesome little kettle.
  • Anthony
    AnthonyJune 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast for dinner is a good option. But it's all kinda overpriced.
  • Jenna V.
    Jenna Van DamJune 1, 2012
    The sweet potato fries are to die for!
  • David E.
    David EisonJune 1, 2012
    The teapots made me very happy
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse McgurkMay 30, 2012
    Travis the bartender is the best you can get. Exceptionally friendly and talkative, made for a great first time experience.
  • Manuel C.
    Manuel CortesMay 27, 2012
    I Just love it, and i miss it, and four sure ill recomend the lemon french toast
  • Angelos N.
    Angelos NMay 20, 2012
    If you go for food you will leave here smelling like food. If you go for books you will leave here smelling like food. Basically if you walk inside you will leave smelling like food.
  • Caitlin O.
    They have amazing espresso drinks and there are always lots of people studying on their laptops.
  • Tamara H.
    Tamara HMay 7, 2012
    Browse in the bookstore while waiting for a table to ensure that Mr. Host(ess) doesn't get angry. And look out for the surprise sale books mixed into the regular shelves...
  • Mark C.
    Mark CoffeyApril 29, 2012
    Where waiting for your table is a pleasure.
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuApril 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    First come first serve seating at the bar. Stay for hours, study for hours, eat for hours, and use the wi-fi hours. Closes at midnight too!
  • eFlirt Expert
    eFlirt ExpertApril 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There are few things more awesome than writing a book at a bookstore. Indie vibe with a cafe.
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiApril 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Food & drinks in an independent bookstore make for a special kind of delight. A great place to pass an hour or two; not the right spot if you're in a rush.
  • jin s.
    jin stedgeApril 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    love love their chili.
  • Jade A.
    Jade AndersonMarch 24, 2012
    Get the white hot chocolate and the lemon ricotta french toast, it's delicious!!
  • Eric C.
    Eric CandinoMarch 23, 2012
    The pbr come as 24 oz. Hipster delight.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LipmanMarch 11, 2012
    Get a table close to the window. Perfect people watching view!
  • Olivia D.
    Olivia DiNucciFebruary 12, 2012
    Wheatgrass, sweet potato pancakes, and apple and Brie omelette are great !
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley DeemerFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    some of the best coffee cake I've had
  • Jenn Z.
    Jenn ZFebruary 1, 2012
    Try the ricotta-stuffed French toast - it's quite possibly the best thing I have ever eaten!
  • Jack
    JackJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cape Codder Sandwich is heaven on bread.
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GoldmanJanuary 24, 2012
    One of my absolute favorite places in Boston
  • The Next Great Generation (Boston)
    Trident is an escape from the retail therapy and often-overpriced dining options. Seating may be tough to find, but the food is heavenly, and there’s free WiFi and plenty of places to sit and work. Read more
  • Nitjyot S.
    Nitjyot SaroanJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommend the black bean burger
  • Thryll
    ThryllJanuary 13, 2012
    Oh the delicious white hot chocolate with whipped cream of course. And, free wifi thanks!
  • Thryll.com
    Thryll.comJanuary 12, 2012
    Oh the delicious white hot chocolate with whipped cream of course. And, free wifi thanks!
  • Emily K.
    Emily KellerDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the mac and cheese! It has carrots, peas and ham and then crackers crumbled on top. So good!
  • Veronica C.
    Veronica C.December 24, 2011
    Eggs benedict not good. Taste cold & smoke salmon not smoky & runny. The atmosphere is chill & good vibe.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 22, 2011
    There's a cart in the back for those books that you picked up, decided you didn't want, and couldn't remember where it was supposed to go. Make the employees' job easier: use this cart!
    Upvoted Nov 7
  • Hiroki M.
    Hiroki MurakamiDecember 21, 2011
    Free wifi.
  • Kamila W.
    Kamila WidulinskiDecember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with the vegan cashew chili
  • Jen O.
    Jen O'NeillDecember 12, 2011
    Challah bread French toast is amazing. So is their coffee. Breakfast for dinner whenever you want. Plus, free wifi and it's open til midnight. You can truly do no wrong at Trident.
    Upvoted Nov 7
  • CollegeCandy
    CollegeCandyDecember 7, 2011
    delicious breakfasts but prepare your self for a long wait!
  • Joyce C.
    Joyce ChenDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They have great programming! Check out the celebrity chefs and writers who have talks and demos at this great spot.
  • Brianna C.
    Brianna CiampiNovember 13, 2011
    The basket of fries can be super greasy. The short-rib tacos are fabulous! Grab a corner within the bookshelves and read some awesome books :-)
  • Silvia K.
    Silvia KCoburnNovember 7, 2011
    The food is better than the smell.
  • SNOCRU
    SNOCRUNovember 6, 2011
    Our favorite breakfast spot in town!
  • Becca C.
    Becca CadalzoNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cappuccino milkshake. Cappuccino milkshake. Cappuccino milkshake.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The breakfast burrito is amazing with the homemade salsa!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CochranOctober 22, 2011
    Antioxidant smoothie is a must have
  • Franklin K.
    Franklin KnottsOctober 20, 2011
    Great place for breakfast & Lunch, free Wi-Fi and books make living in Back Bay better !
  • Chanelle K.
    Chanelle KasikOctober 18, 2011
    BEST eggs benny and lemon berry french toast!
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BerkOctober 16, 2011
    Possibly my favorite place in Back Bay. Mostly everything on the menu is great, especially if you're working the night away on a paper. They even serve beer/wine!
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BottermanOctober 15, 2011
    Get the mulled cider mimosa! Amazing!
  • Penelope L.
    Penelope LuQuitaOctober 15, 2011
    The tapioca for the bubble tea is nasty. Hard and ultra sweet
  • Kat K.
    Kat KimOctober 14, 2011
    Browse the bookstore first to pick up a few you're interested in. Then get a table, order a latte and the French Onion soup while you peruse your picks. A great way to spend an afternoon.
  • Sara M.
    Sara MahoneySeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Service is a little slow, but the food is well worth the wait!
  • St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's PressSeptember 26, 2011
    Meet Erin Byers Murray on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM as she reads from her new book, Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm. Read more
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TooneSeptember 16, 2011
    The momos are really special <3
  • Adam S.
    Adam SaiewitzSeptember 6, 2011
    Get the Morning Monte Cristo. Who knew eggs, breakfast meats, and preserves go so well together?
  • Shaunna G.
    Shaunna GatelyAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Perpetual breakfast. Great lemon ricotta french toast (on Challah bread, holla!)
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect place for breakfast the morning after and a great study spot.
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best breakfast dish: brie & apple omelette; best dinner dish: pumpkin ravioli
  • H Alex H.
    H Alex HarrisonAugust 19, 2011
    Really, everything here is good. You can't go wrong.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayAugust 17, 2011
    Some favorites from our review: the Trident Fries, Morning Monte Cristo sandwich, lemon ricotta french toast, and the Wake Up Call (carrot-apple-ginger juice). Read more
  • Erica P.
    Erica PetriniAugust 15, 2011
    According to my friend Jon, you should always get the Morning Monte Cristo. It's delicious.
  • Tammy Z.
    Tammy ZhouAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the thai chai bubble tea - delicious with chewy tapioca.
  • Alex S.
    Alex ShilnikovaJuly 29, 2011
    Aron is the best waiter here :)
  • Jo S.
    Jo SulistioJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best americano!
  • Becky N.
    Becky NapoleonJune 8, 2011
    You must have a meal in the cafe! Read more
  • Timothy J.
    Timothy JMay 9, 2011
    CANADIANS, BEWARE! the Poutine is fraudulent!
  • George M.
    George MaierApril 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely best coffee house in Boston
  • Brett D.
    Brett DuboffMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Challah Bread French Toast is the shit.
  • Krystal M.
    Krystal MMarch 11, 2011
    Order the steamed momos for some serious mouth orgasms.
  • Billy Z.
    Billy ZedMarch 2, 2011
    The corned beef, eggs & toast are tasty.
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew T.January 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't sit at the corner of the bar by the register and kitchen entrance. The waitstaff congregates there and makes rude comments about other customers.
  • Alicia B.
    Alicia BenjaminJanuary 10, 2011
    Get the Challah French Toast. AMAZING.
  • Jeremiah Kent H.
    Jeremiah Kent Hagins IVJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Avocado Havarti Melt is always an excellent choice.
  • Tom D.
    Tom DruanJanuary 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Corned beef hash - do it.
  • Emily G.
    Emily GJanuary 4, 2011
    Avocado and havarti sandwich, followed by orange crème brulée - delicious and indulgent lunch!
  • Saisin S.
    Saisin SinsukJanuary 1, 2011
    The Breakfast Skillet is awesome!
  • Alysha F.
    Alysha FraserDecember 19, 2010
    best fritatta I've ever had...super fresh ingredients!
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DeeseDecember 9, 2010
    The Hevous Racherous here are awesome!
  • Simi T.
    Simi TaoDecember 4, 2010
    Try the turkey burger, it absolutely ROCKS!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DowlerNovember 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Always mean to order something new, but the Falafel Wrap calls to me....
  • Tom D.
    Tom DruanNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Breakfast Enchiladas are SPICY! So good.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LNovember 3, 2010
    Cape Codder is one of the best sandwiches around. Hearty and they don't skimp on the (super crisp!) bacon.
  • Becky
    BeckyOctober 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    support independent book stores!
  • Alina K.
    Alina KarukinaOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere, good breakfast, awesome sweet potato fries and dessert (try the delicious waffle supreme sundae!)
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BedardOctober 13, 2010
    This place is awesome! Chill atmosphere, great books, delicious food. Plus they serve coffee drinks and beer and wine, and they have free wifi, AND you can charge your phone, computer, etc.
    Upvoted Nov 7
  • Jeannie
    JeannieOctober 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Impulse-buy a fancy magazine that costs more than your coffee. Read it while drinking said coffee. Ahhhhh.
  • Atomicvideohead
    AtomicvideoheadOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Wait for the rocket launcher to spawn, and fire it into the flashing orange spot in the creatures mouth!
  • Kaitlin M.
    Kaitlin MaudOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Smoked salmon scramble. You wont regret it!
  • Nic H.
    Nic HansenAugust 26, 2010
    The cafe is awesome! Serve tea alcohol and tater tots.
  • Kristin L.
    Kristin LoheedAugust 19, 2010
    Free wifi and the best stuffed French Toast in the world!
  • Liyah S.
    Liyah SAugust 17, 2010
    Great place to relax, get some food, and pick a good book to read. Great selection of herbal teas too.
  • Gary F.
    Gary FaymanAugust 12, 2010
    Fantastic Challah French toast and great hot chocolate. Pretty awesome book selection.
  • Anne M.
    Anne McCarthyAugust 10, 2010
    Best sweet potato fries I've found in Boston. Also very helpful staff to help you find whatever book you're looking for.
  • E S.
    E SuligaJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you are looking for a delicious caffeine beverage try the Almond Latte, one of the best in town hot or cold. (Sidebar: Jen makes them the best)
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PsatyJuly 24, 2010
    The Tibetan Momos are fantastic if you're into that sort of thing.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PacklesJuly 13, 2010
    Get the fresh mozzerella blt!
  • Tate G.
    Tate GeborkoffJuly 5, 2010
    The service here is so slow, we waited ten minutes after being seated before our waiter came. We ordered coffee and oj which they broyght out with our food 20 minutes later. Terrible service.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LondoñoJuly 2, 2010
    The slope made me nauseous.
  • alexander C.
    alexander CohenMay 18, 2010
    I love Trident and make a point to eat there at least once when i visit boston. The Lemon-Ricotta stuffed french toast is a must. If your feeling healthier try the salmon scramble
  • Gail T.
    Gail TermanMay 15, 2010
    Treat yourself to the deluxe grilled cheese with fries on the side. Finish with a slice of carrot cake. And flirt with the wait staff.
  • Maurice B.
    Maurice BoueriMay 12, 2010
    The yerba mate is great.. Too bad they don't have the metallic straw
  • Henry K.
    Henry KhachatryanApril 29, 2010
    Fries are really good, so is the trident smoothie
  • Anthony B.
    Anthony BissellApril 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The coffee here is great, they have an extensive menu with a lot of good food, serve breakfast all day, are open until midnight, and have free wifi. The waitstaff is crazy, but fun. I love it here.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoodmanApril 5, 2010
    Tuna melt is great....I would also try the fresh juices
  • Sara S.
    Sara StevensMarch 12, 2010
    Their butternut squash raviolis are beyond amazing. Also love their mango tango frappé.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KochFebruary 21, 2010
    Just saw a waiter eat fries off a plate then bring it out to someone...
  • Berner
    BernerFebruary 7, 2010
    The fruit and granola is amazing!
  • Gerald J.
    Gerald JimenezFebruary 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order the Meatloaf! Too salty!
  • Gerald J.
    Gerald JimenezJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Cozy atmosphere to read a book, get a delicious bite or work off free wifi! Love this place but I always leave with a fried smell that lasts the day.
  • Joanne H.
    Joanne Ho-HueslerJanuary 18, 2010
    Fruit Cobbler is just amazing! Must-have if its a berries Fruit Cobbler
  • Deborah
    DeborahDecember 31, 2009
    I'm an avid fan of Dover Thrift Editions, and Trident has the best selection I've seen in Boston. Read more
  • Sam D.
    Sam DuboffDecember 28, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    one of the few places on newbury st. open till midnight--take advantage of it! great breakfast food all day, too. free wi-fi, fast service, great atmosphere.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmOctober 18, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Truck Stop Special - you won't regret the greasy deliciousness!
  • E S.
    E SuligaOctober 12, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    try the southwestern breakfast burrito
  • Mac C.
    Mac CowellAugust 29, 2009
    ask for the off-menu watermellon mimosa it's unique and available when trident makes watermellon lemonade.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MargolisAugust 17, 2009
    Drink coffee outside in the evening with free wireless
  • Mel C.
    Mel CJune 28, 2009
    I love being able to read magazines and books while eating good food :)
  • David F.
    David FisherJune 2, 2009
    use the power outlets under the bar near the back corner
  • Alice D.
    Alice DaerApril 16, 2009
    Go to Trident and order bacon with your stuffed French toast.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MooreMarch 15, 2009
    Go to Trident Booksellers and order a Trident Club. Don't forget the sweet potato fries.
  • Serguei O.
    Serguei OrozcoApril 15, 2015
    Excelente selección de libros independientes y un excelente lugar para descansar y probar algo delicioso.
  • Анастасия А.
    Великолепное место для завтрака. Гигантские порции, милейшие официанты, и все это в книжном на самой уютной улице в мире.
  • Dimka
    DimkaApril 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    открыли второй этаж
  • Robert S.
    Robert StevensApril 5, 2013
    Breakfast Mimosa is delicious.
  • Alexey F.
    Alexey FedorovOctober 25, 2012
    Отличное место :) еда, кофе, розетки, интерьер, интернет.
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