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“nice place to sit and read” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Book Trader Cafe

Book Trader Cafe
1140 Chapel St, Ste A, New Haven, CT 06511-4843
203-787-6147
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Ranked #38 of 502 Restaurants in New Haven
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Bagels, Sandwiches
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Dallas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“nice place to sit and read”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

the broccoli cheese and potato soup was delicious and not too creamy. the soup came with a piece of bread. the blueberry. muffin was also pretty good. if I remember correctly they also had some gluten free options. atmosphere was much like a small library. there were seats available near the windows see you could people watch. they have free WiFi. it was a nice place to hang out to grab a small meal and wait for my show at the local Yale Repertory Theatre.

I did not participate in any book trading.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Consistent, fresh, good sandwiches and salads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Booktrader has been and continues to be my downtown New Haven go-to place for lunch for years. They have amazing soups, offer very fresh salads and sandwiches (all with literary names!), delicious baked items, and coffee. They also have fresh squeezed orange juice and lemonade. Although I ususlly do take-out, they have an atrium dining area as well as an outdoor patio. The bookstore is always processing a lot of newly brought in items and I often find something of interest as I wait for my meal. Their service is fast.

Visited October 2012
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new haven, ct
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Sip coffee, find a book, trade a book, or just people watch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Book Trader is a great place to sell your old books, grab a great cup of coffee (or tea), browse through hundreds of books or just kick back and people watch.

Visited September 2012
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Pa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Summer-2012”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

An interesting concept....
Books and food/beverages in 1 location.
Sandwiches were large and tasty.
location was easy to find & metered parking right out front.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Benissa, Spain
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“nice breakfast stop on terrace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

i liked this place. stopped twice for breakfast. good selection of breads, lite bites and sandwiches. the girls working here were very nice. didnt have to wait long. nice inside and outside area to sit.

good expresso and vanilla chai latte.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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