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Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Boston, MA

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

4.5
4.5
69 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Boston's last independent general bookstore, Trident Booksellers & Cafe is located on Newbury Street in historic Back Bay.


Since 1984, Trident Booksellers & Cafe has been providing Back Bay residents, students, and tourists with sustenance for the mind and body. Trident is the perfect place to catch up with friends, study for your exam, grab brunch, or browse our wide selection of books and magazines. We offer free wifi, an award-winning magazine selection, a full service restaurant, books, cards, gifts, and, above all, a unique Boston experience. Check out the Trident’s extensive menu, featuring fresh juice and smoothies, as well as all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to look at our events calendar to see what’s happening tonight!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm
    Thu–Sat 8:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 267-8688

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome a variety of private events! We offer several options for room set-up and can accommodate any style of dining. Our dedicated events coordinator will help you plan your perfect event and ensure a seamless experience for your guests. Some of our favorite gatherings to host include: *graduation parties *birthday parties *holiday parties *murder mystery dinners *bridal showers *baby showers *work team outings *networking events *bar/bat mitzvahs *anniversary parties *business meetings *alumni events Let the Trident's independent spirit make your next event one to remember! https://www.tridentbookscafe.com/private-events

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Between Hereford Street and Massachusetts Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Steps away from the Hynes Convention Center stop on the Green Line.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Soups

  • Vegan Cashew Chili$3.95

    • French Onion Soup$3.95

      • Soup du Jour$3.95

        • Make It a Samsara$12.95

          Bowl of Soup or Simple Side Salad with a Half Sandwich. Choose from: Deluxe Grilled Cheese, Cape Codder, Avocado & Havarti Melt or a Tuna & Swiss Melt. Served with chips and a pickle

          Crispy and Delicious

          • French Fries$4.75

            • Spicy Fries$5.00

              • Sweet Potato Fries$5.75

                Served with curry mustard and roasted garlic & chive aioli homemade dipping sauces

                • Poutine$10.95

                  A bowl of french fries with homemade beef gravy & cheddar

                  • Fried Pickles$8.50

                    Served with sriracha aioli

                    • Tempura Fried Veggie Bowl$8.00

                      Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. Served with a side of garlic & chive aioli

                      • Chicken Strip Basket$11.95

                        Crispy chicken strips served in a basket with french fries with your choice of BBQ, ranch, or honey mustard dipping sauce

                        Shareables

                        • Hummus Plate$7.95

                          Homemade hummus served with crispy or fresh pita, cucumbers, carrots, and celery

                          • Breakfast Pizza$12.00

                            Flatbread pizza topped with grilled tomatoes, bacon, arugula, fresh mozzarella, pesto and sunny side-up eggs

                            • Butternut Squash Tacos$8.95

                              Two soft tacos filled with butternut squash, feta, arugula, tomato, corn, black beans, red onion, and cilantro

                              • Tomatillo Tacos$8.50

                                Soft tacos filled with peppers, onions, cilantro, mesclun greens, scallions, and shredded pepperjack. Topped with tomatillo salsa

                                • Nachos$8.95

                                  Tortilla chips baked with cheddar cheese, fresh jalapeños, refried beans, and tomatoes

                                  • Boneless Buffalo or BBQ Chicken Tenders$8.00

                                    Served with celery and bleu cheese

                                    • Chicken Quesadilla$13.95

                                      Grilled chicken with cheddar & jack cheeses, black beans, and a homemade chipotle salsa. Grilled in a flour tortilla

                                      • Portabella Quesadilla$12.95

                                        Fresh baby spinach & portabella mushrooms with onion, cheddar & jack cheeses, tomato, and garlic. Grilled in a flour tortilla

                                        Salads

                                        Turn your salad into a wrap for $0.85. Dressing choices: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Citrus Vinaigrette, Ranch, Honey Ginger, Caesar, Greek, Bleu Cheese, Oil & Vinegar

                                        • Trident Signature Salad$10.95

                                          Dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, almonds, and Gorgonzola over mixed greens

                                          • Classic Caesar$10.95

                                            Tossed with homemade croutons & fresh Parmesan

                                            • Trident Chicken Salad$10.95

                                              Roasted chicken tossed with red grapes, celery, and mayonnaise, topped with apples & walnuts. Served on a bed of romaine

                                              • Caprese$10.95

                                                Fresh creamy mozzarella, tomatoes, and walnut pesto on a bed of mesclun greens

                                                • Trident Cobb$10.95

                                                  Cheddar, mozzarella, bacon, avocado, tomato, onion, and cucumber on a bed of romaine

                                                  • Crunchy Western Ranch$10.95

                                                    Corn, black beans, cheddar, tortilla chips, tomato, avocado, and mixed lettuces. Served with ranch dressing

                                                    • Beet & Arugula Salad$10.95

                                                      Beet, walnut, apple, shaved fennel, and feta cheese over a bed of arugula

                                                      • Greek$10.95

                                                        Chickpeas, pepperoncini, kalamata olives, cucumber, tomato, feta, and over fresh spinach

                                                        Trident Bowls

                                                        Served with your choice of farro (not Gluten Free), rice, or quinoa

                                                        • Original$15.95

                                                          Roasted Brussels sprouts, micro-greens tossed with sesame dressing, kale, beets sweet potatoes, and chickpeas

                                                          • Portabella$15.95

                                                            Portabella mushrooms, edamame, micro-greens tossed with sesame dressing, baby corn, bean sprouts, and shaved carrots

                                                            • Popeye$15.95

                                                              Spinach, portabella, chickpeas, broccoli, micro-greens tossed with sesame dressing, pesto

                                                              • Falafel$15.95

                                                                Hummus, falafel, cucumber, feta, kalamata olives, sliced onion, olive oil and lemon juice

                                                                • Mac 'N Cheese$11.95

                                                                  Macaroni in a creamy cheese sauce topped with a buttery Ritz Cracker crumble. Mac 'n Cheese adds: Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, Chorizo, or Prosciutto for $4. Ham, Bacon, Turkey Bacon, or Chicken Apple Sausage for $2.25. Broccoli, Spinach, Jalapenos, Mushrooms, Black Beans, Corn, Carrots, Peas, Tomatoes, Peppers, or Onions for $0.85

                                                                  Salad and Bowl Adds

                                                                  • Poached Egg$2.00

                                                                    • Chicken$4.00

                                                                      • Buffalo Chicken$4.00

                                                                        • Tofu$4.00

                                                                          • Salmon Cakes$5.00

                                                                            • Shrimp$5.00

                                                                              • Steak$5.00

                                                                                • Falafel$3.00

                                                                                  • Avocado$2.50

                                                                                    • Shredded Cheddar & Mozzarella$0.85

                                                                                      Burgers

                                                                                      All burgers are served with potato chips and a pickle on the side. Upgrade to french fries, a side of fruit or a salad for $2.75, spicy fries for $3, or sweet potato fries for $3.75. All burgers served on an Iggy's sesame seed bun

                                                                                      • Turkey$11.95

                                                                                        Handmade turkey patty with lettuce, tomato, onion, and cranberry mayo on the side

                                                                                        • Trident*$11.95

                                                                                          Juicy all-beef hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and onion on the side

                                                                                          • Ranchero*$13.95

                                                                                            Ground beef mixed with peppers and spices, topped with arugula and a spicy guacamole on Focaccia

                                                                                            • Salmon$12.95

                                                                                              Delicious hand made panko-crusted patty of seasoned salmon & haddock

                                                                                              • Portabella$11.95

                                                                                                Grilled portabella mushroom, roasted red peppers, sprouts, with homemade hummus

                                                                                                • Black Bean$11.95

                                                                                                  Made from scratch & served with fresh homemade salsa on the side

                                                                                                  Burger Adds

                                                                                                  • Cheddar$0.85

                                                                                                    • Dill Havarti$0.85

                                                                                                      • Provolone$0.85

                                                                                                        • Smoked Gouda$0.85

                                                                                                          • Feta$0.85

                                                                                                            • Swiss$0.85

                                                                                                              • Jalapeño$0.85

                                                                                                                • Green Peppers$0.85

                                                                                                                  • Spinach$0.85

                                                                                                                    • Avocado$2.25

                                                                                                                      • Sautéed Mushrooms$2.25

                                                                                                                        • Hummus$2.25

                                                                                                                          • Bacon$2.25

                                                                                                                            • Turkey Bacon$2.25

                                                                                                                              • Fried Egg$2.75

                                                                                                                                Sandwiches

                                                                                                                                All sandwiches are served with potato chips and a pickle on the side. Upgrade to french fries, a side of fruit or a salad for $2.75, spicy fries for $3, or sweet potato fries for $3.75

                                                                                                                                • Deluxe Grilled Cheese$11.50

                                                                                                                                  Melted provolone, tomato, and your choice of bacon or avocado on grilled Challah bread

                                                                                                                                  • Cape Codde$11.95

                                                                                                                                    Melted provolone, turkey, bacon, and cranberry mayo on grilled Challah bread

                                                                                                                                    • Baja Chicken$12.95

                                                                                                                                      Roasted BBQ chicken, avocado, bacon, and cheddar on an Iggy's sourdough baguette

                                                                                                                                      • French Dip$12.95

                                                                                                                                        Warm roast beef and provolone on an Iggy's sourdough baguette with Au Jus and horseradish aioli on the side

                                                                                                                                        • Eggplant Parm Sub$12.50

                                                                                                                                          Fried eggplant topped with marinara and Provolone on an Iggy's baguette

                                                                                                                                          • Prosciutto & Brie$13.95

                                                                                                                                            Prosciutto, fig, mesclun greens, and brie on an Iggy's sourdough baguette

                                                                                                                                            • Falafel Wrap$12.95

                                                                                                                                              A traditional falafel wrap with tabbouleh, hummus, feta, lettuce, and tzatziki in a warm flour tortilla

                                                                                                                                              • Turvacado$12.95

                                                                                                                                                Turkey, avocado, bacon, and smoked Gouda on rosemary focaccia with Dijon mustard

                                                                                                                                                • Chamato$12.95

                                                                                                                                                  Fried chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and cheddar on rosemary focaccia with garlic & chive aioli

                                                                                                                                                  • Fresh Mozzarella B.L.T.$11.50

                                                                                                                                                    Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, lettuce, bacon and walnut pesto on sourdough toast

                                                                                                                                                    • Spicy Turkey Club$12.95

                                                                                                                                                      Turkey, bacon, avocado, cheddar, micro-greens, and sriracha mayo on toasted sourdough

                                                                                                                                                      • Avocado & Havarti Melt$11.95

                                                                                                                                                        Avocado & spicy mustard topped with melted dill Havarti on sourdough toast. Served open-faced

                                                                                                                                                        • Tuna & Swiss Melt$9.95

                                                                                                                                                          Freshly made tuna salad on sourdough toast topped with melted Swiss. Served open-faced

                                                                                                                                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          What 69 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                          4.5
                                                                                                                                                          4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                          • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                          • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                          • 4.2Value

                                                                                                                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                                          Loved For

                                                                                                                                                          • Boston / New England

                                                                                                                                                            Great for Brunch

                                                                                                                                                          • Boston / New England

                                                                                                                                                            Kid Friendly

                                                                                                                                                          • Boston / New England

                                                                                                                                                            Good for Groups

                                                                                                                                                          • Boston / New England

                                                                                                                                                            Great for Lunch

                                                                                                                                                          • Boston / New England

                                                                                                                                                            Neighborhood Gem

                                                                                                                                                          • Boston

                                                                                                                                                            Great for Brunch

                                                                                                                                                          • Boston

                                                                                                                                                            Kid Friendly

                                                                                                                                                          • Boston

                                                                                                                                                            Good for Groups

                                                                                                                                                          • Boston

                                                                                                                                                            Great for Lunch

                                                                                                                                                          • Boston

                                                                                                                                                            Neighborhood Gem

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                                                                                                                                                            I've been visiting Trident for well over ten years now, and this visit will probably be my last. The service was poor (the server acknowledged forgetting to bring items we ordered, then we had to remind a few times before they remembered to bring everything to the table - this took long enough for the food to go cold), the skillet breakfast was bland until we were able to get another server's attention for sauces to flavourit, and the new app for ordering doesn't accept international credit cards so we were not able to order until we could get attention with someone at the counter. (The server walked past our table several times while we struggled to order, without acknowledging us.) Then to make the experience even more "enjoyable" the server who looked after us said we didn't need to check in for our reservation - causing Open Table to email me with a warning about being a no show. After this experience I'm no longer recommending Trident to friends visiting my home state.

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                                                                                                                                                            Great Atmosphere. Service was a little slow, but it was also pretty crowded. Plus, we didn't realize we were supposed to order on our phone.

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                                                                                                                                                            The process of ordering isn’t ideal, and when your drinks come out 20 minutes after your food… one has to question if perhaps some enhancements could be made. Honestly, this wasn’t a good experience at all. Collecting a tip before any service is provided might be a new trend… but is really off putting and confirms that I made a mistake eating here.

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                                                                                                                                                            Yippe Yappy Yahooooeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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                                                                                                                                                            My friends and I have a little book club and we thought there was no better place than Trident booksellers to go for a brunch get together and discuss our current read. We have all been here before but thought we’d leave a review because we love Trident so much. The food is unique and delicious (the mimosas are even better), the atmosphere is energetic (but not overwhelming), the servers are always on their game (friendly and accomodating), and the bookstore itself makes you want to stay in there forever and explore every shelf. Thanks Trident for always being a fun time!

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                                                                                                                                                            An unusual choice for a business meal but lots of book lovers among us. Table service after I figured out the entire table’s online entries was very gracious and accommodating! Ginger shots became a novel team-building experience

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                                                                                                                                                            Consistently one of the best places to browse, eat, drink and just hang out in Boston. I don't even live in the USA, but make sure to pop in for brunch or dinner every time I'm in the area, and pick up a book or two, of course!

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                                                                                                                                                            I love Trident. Not only is it a great bookstore, it’s also a fantastic place to get a casual drink or bite to eat. All the food that I have had there is delicious (the sweet potato fries especially). I also tried the pea blossom mimosa and it was also delicious. Service was great, I have 0 complaints.

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                                                                                                                                                            Trident never disappoints. This was the first time dining for dinner, but we are regulars for breakfast takeout when we are in town. Mimosas to go and the best english muffins anywhere!

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                                                                                                                                                            Food was good. It was quiet enough to have a good conversation and the unique atmosphere was really fun. IU=

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                                                                                                                                                            How can ambience be less than five stars, surrounded by books? The food was tasty and ample. Virtually everything - viewing menu, selecting, ordering, paying - was done, uhm, virtually, but service was friendly and efficient.

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                                                                                                                                                            SelfCareMaven

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            I love Trident Booksellers Cafe. It's a great way to support a local bookstore, and their food really is delicious. They serve breakfast all day and additional options later on in the day and evening. On their breakfast menu I love their Monte Cristo sandwich. They also have really good coffee with tons of options if you'd like to have a flavored latte.

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Lots of choices, charming, casual, great place to meet

                                                                                                                                                          26. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Fun experience

                                                                                                                                                          27. C

                                                                                                                                                            Claudia

                                                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 5, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Adorable bookstore! I enjoyed my visit and was able to read peacefully.

                                                                                                                                                          28. PV

                                                                                                                                                            PVDisgr8

                                                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 5, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            This is a great place for breakfast and what better setting than being surrounded by books. One thing you might need to consider is the air circulation is high making it safe but cooler.

                                                                                                                                                          29. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 2, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            The food was fantastic. A little crowded and loud , but worth the noise.

                                                                                                                                                          30. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 6, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                            Horrible food

                                                                                                                                                          31. L

                                                                                                                                                            Liliana

                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 2, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            It is always a pleasure to indulge in a meal at Trident before exploring the bookstore. Even during the pandemic, the customer service and staff were absolutely incredible and the food was delicious as always. I will certainly be coming back soon!

                                                                                                                                                          32. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Awful service and the food wasn’t good, will never come back!

                                                                                                                                                          33. SS

                                                                                                                                                            SSun

                                                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            cafe space on the first floor only now. but spaced apart. good food. large menu.

                                                                                                                                                          34. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Eggs were prepared incorrectly, twice and the waitress was very rude

                                                                                                                                                          35. E

                                                                                                                                                            Ellie

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on September 29, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            overall2food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                            Food was overpriced, flavorless, and coated in oil. Had to ask the waiter to bring out tap water to drink.

                                                                                                                                                          36. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on September 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Smaller portions than i remem

                                                                                                                                                          37. AL

                                                                                                                                                            AndreaL

                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on August 25, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Wonderful breakfast in a nice outdoor eating area.

                                                                                                                                                          38. SH

                                                                                                                                                            ShayaH

                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on August 10, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Was a great atmosphere and had a plethora of books to choose from in the bookstore. The food was quite good, but a lot to finish in one sitting.

                                                                                                                                                          39. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Food came out fairly quick. And the server was always mindful of filling up coffee and water. We were also able to hangout for a bit of time after paying check to finish coffee. Weekday morning are the perfect time to go. Mega Eggs Benedict is the way to go ☺️

                                                                                                                                                          40. SF

                                                                                                                                                            SherylF

                                                                                                                                                            Tampa

                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Cute little cafe inside a bookstore. Nice counter and a handful of tables. My husband's breakfast was better than mine. I got the frittata with high expectations, but my first few bites were very dry. The center of the frittata was a little better and the tomatoes really helped with moisture, but I think it could have been lightened up a bit to not be as dense. My husband got the homemade corned beef hash & eggs, which was really excellent, as was the toast. Sadly, the frittata wasn't served with toast. He got coffee and was never offered a refill. I finally flagged down a different server (hadn't seen ours in a while) and he got a refill. Because of the small space, it only takes one loud table to dominate the space. Of course, we had one right next to us. Once they left it was a more pleasant atmosphere. Really nothing the Cafe could do about that, it's a small space, so the tables are close together. All of that said, I would go back again, but I'll be the one ordering the corned beef hash!

                                                                                                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                            • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                          • Screening

                                                                                                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                            • Staff temperature check required

                                                                                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                                                                                          You can order delivery directly from Trident Booksellers & Cafe using the Order Online button. Trident Booksellers & Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Trident Booksellers & Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 267-8688.

                                                                                                                                                          Trident Booksellers & Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                          Trident Booksellers & Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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                                                                                                                                                          Google Map for Trident Booksellers & Cafe

                                                                                                                                                          338 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02115

                                                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                            Between Hereford Street and Massachusetts Avenue

                                                                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                            Back Bay

                                                                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                            Mon–Wed, Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                            Thu–Sat 8:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                            American, Breakfast, Comfort Food

                                                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                            Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                          • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                            Steps away from the Hynes Convention Center stop on the Green Line.

                                                                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                                                                            Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                            (617) 267-8688

                                                                                                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                            We welcome a variety of private events! We offer several options for room set-up and can accommodate any style of dining. Our dedicated events coordinator will help you plan your perfect event and ensure a seamless experience for your guests. Some of our favorite gatherings to host include: *graduation parties *birthday parties *holiday parties *murder mystery dinners *bridal showers *baby showers *work team outings *networking events *bar/bat mitzvahs *anniversary parties *business meetings *alumni events Let the Trident's independent spirit make your next event one to remember! https://www.tridentbookscafe.com/private-events

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