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Atticus Bookstore/Cafe

1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 776-4040 (203) 776-4040
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Ranked #16 of 498 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Fusion, Soups, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Point Clear, Alabama, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love books so finding such a charming and delicious cafe and bakery in a bookstore was too good to be true.

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Boston
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were driving from Boston to NYC and stopped here for lunch. Amazing salads and sandwiches. Top notch, large, ,and interesting. And a side bonus, we got to wander in the shop. Though a small book store, it seemed every book and card was hand picked and was really chosen for a reason. Parking is a bit tricky, but we... More

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went here several mornings for pastries. Everything is delicious. The chocolate chip cookies hot and ready at 9 am are amazing. Also had their arugula salad for lunch which was delicious. The staff is terrific!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Salads, soups, sandwiches and baked goods - all are very popular here and the ambiance is always pleasant but sometimes a little noisy. Eat well and then buy a book or a card - you'll be in good company.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had gotten a rave review from a friend. That friend and I are on the fence now, because I cannot understand what the hype is over this place. The service is below par. It would be great to see a smile on someones face there. The food feels like its frozen and reheated. If you sit at a table... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The best thing about Atticus is that they make just about everything they serve -- bread, soups, baked goods, salad dressings. The food is consistently good and is made with high-quality ingredients. It doesn't hurt that it has a nice bookstore as well, with knowledgeable and helpful staff. It's small, but they will happily order anything you like. It's a... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Enjoyed some time perusing the wonderful books, greeting cards and more in this quaint little shop! Then enjoyed a delicious lunch in the café! Broccoli Quiche was very tasty and a generous portion. Chabaso bakery baked goods - many options for treats and lunch / breakfast! Can't go wrong! When your belly is full here, jump across the street to... More

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Boston, MA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A great place to stop for a coffee and a nosh -- especially if you are also visiting the Yale British Museum next door. Nothing fancy, but a great spot to catch your breath. You can browse the books as well.

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West Haven, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I loved that half of the shop has a library with the ceiling as part of a greenhouse...am I making any sense? But view is scenic to the streets of downtown New Haven. It has a cozy effect. And the food was great overall. I've only been here once, but I'll try to stop by more often

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New York City, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a great book store with a nice eatery attached, the perfect way to pass a lazy afternoon in New Haven.

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