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Atticus Bookstore & Cafe

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American, Cafe, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Fusion, Soups
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1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 776-4040
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
always the same over years

its a great place to be when in new haven, love it! you must try black bean soup with their delicious breads

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Deniz L
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

its a great place to be when in new haven, love it! you must try black bean soup with their delicious breads

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very cute cafe. The bookstore was very limited, but I expected that. The staff was friendly and my drinks were made in a timely manner.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Located across from the Yale Art Gallery. Nice , quiet , fast service. We were there for breakfast. Very good and tasty. You could shop for books while waiting for your meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

great for lunch or a quick coffee; the daily soups are excellent. I would do the half sandwich and soup any day. My pear and arugula salad were kind of soggy but it was late for lunch. The minestrone soup excellent as was the corn chowder which were specials. Great bookstore as well.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were pressed for time after visiting the Yale Art gallery and this place happened to be perfectly located right across the museum and suited us with their fast service. They have sandwiches, soups and salads. Nothing extraordinary, just good solid fare. Good choice of local beer.

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New Haven, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I visited this restaurant for the first time in years with my husband and 2 young children. There were a lot of great menu options and it was hard to choose only one. Our waitress was really accommodating with our 2 young children. She had the foresight to bring a small plate of bread to the table as we waited... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great selection of salads, soups and sandwiches. Also yummy pastries to tempt you. The strawberry and goat cheese salad was excellent.

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Cool setting, eating surrounded by a bookstore - and an independent one no less. However, they do pack the tables so things are a bit tight. As other reviewers note, service is slow. As long as you are not in a rush, you'll be fine. Food was good, Since the place seems to always be bustling, it is a New... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The idea of the Atticus Bookstore/Café is terrific. Light food - mostly bakery items - and beverages at the side of a bookstore. Barnes and Noble has been doing it for years and it works terrifically. The problem with Atticus is really just the physical building. It's not very big. So the tables are squashed together - god forbid you're... More 

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Kent, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Many wonderful options for a light lunch, including creative vegetarian ones. Many tables require a party of four. Important not to be in a rush, because service seems so, so slow. Unfortunately, we were on a limited conference break, so eating became rushed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 776-4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Fusion, Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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