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Atticus Bookstore & Cafe

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1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Guilderland, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We savored a delectable, mid-afternoon lunch in August, 2016 at Atticus on Chapel Street in New Haven, From the outside, it did not appear to be a restaurant - just an intriguing bookstore. But, as soon as we opened the door, we were graciously met and invited to choose to dine in, out, or purchase take out. The food was... More 

Thank 1judith2016
Byron Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a lot of time wandering around Atticus - such a fun book selection! Great kids' books to browse, wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, new and classic alike. Also a fun selection of cards, puzzles, and other curiosity items. I didn't try the food, but I had a delicious latte. Just so much fun to browse - I... More 

Thank Jamie R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a coffee and a quick bite for breakfast. Stumble across Atticus and became intrigued. Accidentally discoveries are sometimes the best. I very much enjoyed my breakfast and returned later in the day for coffee.

Thank Les101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Saw the restaurant the night before and was intrigued by the number of scones that had been served. Went back at 10 am the last day with our family of 4, sadly there were none left :( So plan B, find another item on the breakfast menu and we found all of the food to be awesome. Give it a... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Good selection usually well prepared. Sometimes slow. Portions small. Crowded with museum goers. A little pricy.

Thank redbird33
Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A beautifully arranged bookstore with a nice cafe set right amongst the books. Great fun. Service was prompt; helpful and friendly. I had a croque monsieur which was too large for me and too much sauce and cheese but tasted good. Tasted my dining companions kale salad which was nice but not blown away.

Thank MikeBirdman
West Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The black bean soup is my all time favorite! The salads and sandwiches are yummy. Have to have a cookie, so leave room for dessert.

Thank pwrigley
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I've had breakfast and lunch here on a number of occasions. The food was good, but it seems like they changed the menu to make it easier for the cooks to make the food. Nothing too different.

Thank ktmw985
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Diner food, with some nice pastries, in a setting of book, books, books - service friendly bordering on lacklustre but it's a great place to read a paper and browse after eating ... Sandwiches, eggs, coffee - typical diner food ... Some vegetarian recipes too - try it out!

Thank Leslie G
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I can always get a great sandwich or salad, along with some of the best tea or coffee - and an amazing dessert whenever I visit Atticus, and that is often. You can read, you can buy bread and pastry, and books to bring home. Have I said enough? Why aren't you here now?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $13
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: 12037764040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?