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Every Cafe Should Do This No. 2: The Trident.

Followup to our post on The Cup’s Cell Phone Booth, here’s yet another reason why I love the Trident Cafe & Booksellers in Boulder, Colorado.

(Of course, we all sneak in a call or plenty of texts…but the atmosphere is far more conducive to conversation and work and reading thanks to the absence of over-loud one-way conversations).

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What does your favorite cafe do that others should imitate?

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anonymous Jan 21, 2010 6:19pm

[…] or Pekoe (which offers bags of rich compost to customers, free). We love cafes like The Cup and Trident, which encourage cell phone users to keep their conversations private, quiet, or […]

anonymous Jan 7, 2010 8:00am

I have to say as a person who spent my first years of serious reading in the Trident in the late '90s, it's vexing that now the anti-mobile policy has been relaxed. People used to ask you to step outside. The advent of the power outlets is also a bit off-putting. With so many options for a modern-style cafe, I liked the throw-back elements.

Coffee is still great ten years later though.

    anonymous Feb 17, 2011 6:04pm

    Yah man but still few enough outlets that one's encouraged to, you know, read or talk once in awhile. Love the place.

elephant journal Dec 15, 2009 9:57pm

Thoughtful! I hear both your minds…I just hate too much cell phone blabbing…a little is okay!

anonymous Dec 15, 2009 5:52am

Yes, I understand, then again, I am of two minds, a coffee shop can also be seen as a place where people go to talk, read books etc… perhaps we need to work on ourselves and on letting others do as they please… however, as I said I am of two minds, sometimes I also like the silence and the ability to get deeper into a book…. then again… maybe it is all about accepting what is happening in the moment, and trusting there is a reason…