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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!"(6 Tips)
    Sean B.
    "Monte cristo French toast sandwich"(5 Tips)
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  • Daniel P.
    One of my favorite breakfast spots in all of Boston! The stuffed french toast is out of this world!
  • 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 5+ 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.
    Upvoted May 10
  • 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.
    Upvoted Apr 30
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
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