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Small World Cafe

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14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-3347
609-924-4377
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BEST coffee and...

cuppa joe is awesome, hot chocolate is delish(they will customize for you), and the pile driver sandwich is the best! also, a very short time in the fall, there is a breakfast sandwich with butternut squash spread(i forget the name). to die for!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Kingston, New Jersey
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Kingston, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

cuppa joe is awesome, hot chocolate is delish(they will customize for you), and the pile driver sandwich is the best! also, a very short time in the fall, there is a breakfast sandwich with butternut squash spread(i forget the name). to die for!

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Why drink anything else? They offer a smooth, but strong European taste that you can't get anywhere else in town. And, check the schedule great music on the weekends. Bring your laptop, lol, everyone else seems to have one.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best espresso, lattes, and any kind of coffee you are in the mood for. And they also make the best made to order sodas.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Disappointed that their coffee is no better than star bucks or similar. Was hoping for more - nice place but not worth the queue

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27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Good coffee and decent baked goods. Quick and cheerful service. The seating area was a bit crowded and chaotic but not a problem.

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Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Downtown location with the best coffee / coffee drinks in the area. NOLA is the best with their pastries close behind.

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scarsdale, ny
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35 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The coffee here is really awesome and it is one of the original spots in downtown Princeton. The "rules" of the shop are a little tedious. Hot chocolate at $4 is a little tough to justify. Stick with the coffee. Great straight up joe.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are a coffee savy person, try this place. It is like drinking coffee in Europe, fresh, great toasted and brew. This is not an average or a me too starbucks style coffee shop, it is really extraordinary, try a simple shot of espresso, outstanding

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Princeton, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Everyone in and around Princeton comes to this place, from senior officials at the university to the grounds crew. There is ample choice of coffees and teas, indeed almost a confusing variety. Their daily Joe is reliably good and priced better than Starbucks. The place is crowded most of the time -- just off Nassau on Witherspoon, it has one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The really small place offers a small variety of pastries etc but very good quality hot drinks. Service is very considerate.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-3347
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-924-4377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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