Alpine Modern on 904 College Avenue in Boulder, sits a little cafe so beautifully tucked into the landscape. Among its patrons sits trust fund babies on laptops and bar stools, waving to their campus crushes. Yet, there are also older couples from surrounding areas also pour in with their dogs and sit on the porch in the spring.

Alpine Modern is a restored cabin up on the old college hill. There’s wifi and pastries. If I were still in school, I could see myself sitting amongst the hills and coffee, feeding upon the morning energy. This fine Saturday the sun was just out to play, and the patio and the chairs were the perfect place to sit and relax.

The design is light and modern, just as the name implies. The white walls and warm wood, feel cozy and new and allure a sense of mental calm. Exposed cabinets reveal matching cups, bags of tea, and coffee beans, leaving nothing to hide. There are soft low hanging bulbs on the terrace that lend to the feeling of a little nook against the mountain.

When you order the tea, they bring out kettles and cups. It is uniquely yours and provides a special sacredness to the tea. Sipping just as much as you want is a pleasure out of the small white clean cups. I suggest you order a ham sandwich, it comes with dijon mustard, cheese, and wonderfully warm homemade bread. Each bite was perfectly portioned and smooth. On each plate there was a small arugula salad with radishes that left a leafy clean feeling in your mouth. It proves to be a healthy clean eatery. It is perfect for the Boulder locals or those who would like to sit among them.

After the sandwiches and tea, I went for a hike on Flagstaff mountain. It was a short walk to the beautiful hike. The location adds so much to the sweet little cafe. Alpine Modern proves to be a perfect pre-hike tea or coffee stop to your weekend hike, morning brunch, or finals cram.

Sierra is a recent graduate with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She loves creative writing and gut wrenching stories of people and their lives. Sierra is a gluten free snacker with an attention to food allergies, and is a self professed super taster. Her current obsessions include social justice, photographing human subjects, and binge watching Netflix shows. Sierra has lived in Rifle, Gunnison, and Fort Collins. She currently divides her time between Boulder, Denver, and Loveland soaking up all that the Front Range has to offer.