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Book Trader Cafe


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$5 - $12
Cafe, Healthy, American, Soups
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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A Tale of Two Turkeys - London
Oven-roasted turkey with swiss cheese, homemade coleslaw and Russian dressing on rye
A Tale of Two Turkeys - Paris
Smoked turkey w/ cranberry chutney and field greens on sourdough
Jane Rare
Rare roast beef with goat cheese, horseradish mayo & field greens on a ciabatta roll
Sense & SensiBLT
Applewood-smoked bacon, greens, tomatoes, & horseradish mayo on toasted sourdough
Hamingway and Cheese
Honey-baked ham swiss cheese & honey mustard on panini-pressed sourdough
Melville's Tuna F'Ishmael
Housemade tuna salad with greens and tomatoes on multigrain
Memoirs of a Chicken
Pulled Asian chicken salad in a light spicy peanut sauce with field greens on multigrain
Schmear and Loathing in Lox Vegas
Smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, tomato & red onion on your choice of bagel
Vonnegut's Veggies (Nothing Slaughtered Here!)
Seasonal fresh & roasted vegetables with crème de brie on toasted rye
Fresh mozzarella, housemade basil pesto, tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette on a ciabatta roll - our most popular sandwich!
Small 4
Large 6
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Arcadia Greens Salad
Field greens w/ tomatoes, carrots, & our own balsamic vinaigrette
Chef's Salad
Arcadia greens w/ smoked turkey, ham, cheddar, shredded carrots, orange-cranberry chutney, & balsamic vinaigrette
Thai Sesame Peanut Noodles
Additional Vegan & Gluten-Free Selections Daily
Prices vary; selection changes daily
Assorted Tea Breads & Bars
Vegan Cakes, Bars, & Cookies
Assorted bagels fresh from NYC daily
Gourmet coffee & espresso drinks
Vanilla chai
Vegan Spiced Chai
Hot cocoa
Hot apple cider (seasonal)
Stash brand tea
Fruit Smoothies
Freshly squeezed OJ& lemonade
Dark brewed iced coffee
Freshly brewed iced tea
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I came here after seeing some positive reviews on Yelp, and was impressed with both the book selection, the sandwiches, and the overall atmosphere of a good study area and a place to find less popular books. The table area is nice and is surrounded...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank dustythoughts
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place, definitely worth a visit. They have good, relatively healthy food, and plenty of books. It is usually super busy, people like it. I wouldn’t recommend it for coffee though - I felt a little sick after their cappuccinos.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank daryaaas
Reviewed January 10, 2019

This has become my go-to work/study coffee shop. There is more ample seating than in other coffee shops downtown; the ambience is great (books all around, lots of natural light streaming through the indoor solarium area, music generally not too loud, good access to electrical...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ultimau5
Reviewed November 2, 2018

This is a cute little place to hang out in. I was there on a Friday afternoon and the place was full of students hanging out. Prices for drinks seem to be slightly cheaper than some of the surrounding coffee shops; I tried the chocolate...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank play_doh10
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We stopped in at Book Trader Cafe yesterday and picked up a bunch of great used books. The selection is really excellent for a relatively small store. We didn't have any food or drinks but they looked good! The outdoor seating was nice too. We'd...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ameenadin
Reviewed May 10, 2018

This is a great place if you enjoy reading or fiddling with your lap-top while eating or drinking coffee. The range of second-hand books is fantastic and inexpensive. The tea and coffee are prepared on the spot, the service is nice and friendly and relaxed....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

I love coffee,books, and good wholesome food and this place filled all three! The food was incredibly fresh and delicious, nothing unrecognizable. I had a special, apple and brie panini on multi-grain bread with the green salad on the side. The vanilla chai was pleasantly...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank lizzyces68
Reviewed September 7, 2017

As I did not eat at the Book Trader Cafe, I cannot not say anything about its drinks or food, except that I noticed tables were all full at lunch hour. But if you're looking for some jewels to read, this is a great place...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 2NO-mad
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Book Trader has a decent gluten free menu. I had a sandwich with gluten free bread, which was tasty (you know, sometimes gf bread tastes like cardboard!). The staff behind the counter is very helpful & friendly. You can sit outside in nicer weather, or...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank punchbuggy2717
Reviewed May 1, 2017

...though I did buy their mint ice tea (refreshing!) and vegan cookies (good). The secondhand book selection is the real reason for me to come. Staff is always friendly.

Date of visit: December 2016
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