Quality Inn & Suites Boulder Creek
2020 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 449-7550
Fax: (303) 449-1082
Several local publications have declared Village Coffee Shop as one of the best breakfast restaurants in Boulder. This eatery is particularly suited for families dining with children and offers special kid's and gluten-free menus. The interiors are light and airy with square tables for groups and long counters for those dining alone. The breakfast items include hash browns, hamburger steak, sausage patty and cheese omelet infused with rustic flavors. For lunch, try the French Dip or Red Rooster Sandwich with fillings like roast beef, fried steak and coleslaw. Children can enjoy a variety of hamburgers, pancakes and chocolate chips. Those in a hurry can avail of takeaway packages to carry something for the road.
This brightly colored restaurant across from the Village Shopping Center has some of Boulder's best sushi. The atmosphere is upbeat, and the knowledgeable staff makes the dining experience an adventure. Opt for the popular Rocky Mountain Roll or the Spicy Yellowtail Roll for authentic Japanese flavor. There is also a Thai menu that includes an array of noodle dishes. The restaurant offers an on-line menu for true food-ordering convenience.
This intimate restaurant in the Arapahoe Village shopping center, just down the road from the University of Colorado, offers a charming and comfortable dining experience. The décor is elegant and casual, with white curtains in the windows and freshly pressed table cloths. The tables offer enough space for private conversations. The menu offers creative French and American cuisine, including a succulent Stuffed Quail and Cajun Grilled Ahi Tuna. An assortment of sandwiches, pastas and desserts are also available.
This popular southwestern grill continually rates as one of the city's top spots; the open dining room swings with its array of dishes and energy for a strip mall restaurant. Exposed brick walls display tasteful paintings, and large windows offer views of the Flatirons. Dinner delights include the tasty Steak Carbón and the Stacked Wild Mushroom Enchilada, both created with local and organic vegetables. A covered, heated patio is open year round and available for private parties.
Cafe Bravo is a family operated cafe that features a range of coffee blends and Asian peral teas. Complement your coffee or tea with a fresh sandwich, salad, or pastry. While the java joint is rather obscure, part of a small strip mall, its inside boasts colorful décor. Photographs and paintings by local artists hang from the walls, creating an inviting spot to lounge.
It seems that almost every pizzeria now is using the traditional wood-fired, Neapolitan style of making pies, and this one is no exception. Guests have their choice of white or red pizza; some of the 'bianche' include the 'Quattro Formaggi' (four cheese), the Primavera with asparagus, English Pea, speck (bacon) and egg or the popular 'Mais', which is a masterpiece of raw Prosciutto, sweet corn, crème frâiche and garlic. As for the 'rosso', the Margherita and Marinara are present, but most of the others like the eggplant and zucchini stacked Ortolana, the smoky mozzarella Diavola and the Campagnola with anchovies and garlic are the real winners here. Additionally, any of the pizzas can be made without gluten for an extra 3USD supplement. Check website for full menu.
Thyme on the Creek, located in the Millennium Hotel, is rarely crowded due to its secretive location, but it still has a reputation around Boulder. Focusing primarily on breakfast and lunch meals with a continental flair, Thyme on the Creek is an affordable, sunny place that hotel guests and outside visitors alike are welcome to dine at. Its location within walking distance of the 29th Street Plaza and the University of Colorado sports arenas make it a great choice if you're exploring the campus and surrounding area. Thyme on the Creek tries to be friendly and relaxing and in such a lovely, quiet place, it's hard not to feel just that. Not necessarily the fanciest or most unique restaurant in Boulder, but certainly one of the most charming! -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
Moongate Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar offers the most extensive menu of all the restaurants on Pearl Street. With a menu featuring sushi, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Asian fusion cuisine of all types at affordable prices, Moongate is one of the most popular restaurants! From their grilled duck salad to their Saigon soft shell crab, Moongate might not be the most authentic restaurant in Boulder but it's all delicious and the menu has something for everyone. As if that weren't enough, Moongate also offers amazing convenience. They deliver, do take-out, and even have a great online ordering and reservation system complete with bonus deals for regular customers. Reservations are definitely advised for this busy but fun and funky restaurant! -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
This adorable café, bedecked in a menagerie of colors, sits one block east of the Pearl Street Mall. Its lively atmosphere and cluttered tables promote conversation. Most of the menu items come with creative names, such as the Altitude Adjustment crepe and the It was Sam Andreas Fault omelet. Vegetarian dishes are plentiful. A full espresso bar offers a multitude of caffeine fixations, and a range of beers and wines. Live music plays Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
For some great pizza in Boulder, visit Pizzeria da Lupo. Priced a little higher than you would expect, but you would believe that it is worth it. If you're not up for a pizza, you can also try out their innovative endive, arugula blue cheese and pistachio salad. The vegetarians do have a limited menu to choose from. Service is friendly and efficient.The pizzeria is open Monday to Friday 11a onwards.
The Buff Restaurant, is one of Boulder's older restaurants and considered one of the best breakfast spots in town. Its named after the university mascot, and here the friendly owners offer affordable breakfasts alongside southwestern and traditional American lunches. Many of the burgers are made with Bison instead of beef, however both are available upon request, and if you've never tried Bison before, it's a healthier alternative to beef and some say tastes better! The breakfasts are delicious and huge, the staff friendly and prompt even during rushes, and overall, The Buff is simply one of the best restaurants in Boulder.
This carefree place has a penchant for all things out of a bygone-hippie era which may seem a bit anachronistic, however the recognizable psychedelia and music make it comfortable. Even if you are not into that music or style, the menu is still worth checking out. Here the kitchen features healthy salads, sandwiches and a huge selection of burger options like the 'Black and Blue Burger', which is a pepper crusted blue cheese monster. On tap, visitors will find Mountain Sun's very own beers, don't forget to check out the 'Dark Side of the Sun' list which features tons and tons porter and stout.