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Small World Cafe

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14 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3236
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful compact place especially for coffee lovers here in Princeton,New Jersey! Been quite some years of coffee here,whenever visitings & stopovers. Snacks in delicacies & tea is also available too ! Small World brought in their own coffee beans from around the world,freshly grind & made to your taste ! Not only they have trained coffee experts in taking... More 

Thank Cheng T
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on our first day in Princeton to get some breakfast. I went for the oatmeal porridge with banana topping, and today's coffee. The coffee was excellent, and the porridge as it should be (without lot's of added sugar!). My husband went for granola with yoghurt and today's coffee. He was also very happy with his breakfast. The... More 

Thank Charlotte R
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Small world has been brewing near perfect coffee and serving yummy treats for decades....no need to search any further.

Thank Jake59Boston
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

I attempt to order a beverage and there are three folks working behind the counter: the barista, the cashier, and another individual. So, the cashier jacks up a transaction and pulls the barista away, for an extended period of time, from making beverages and the third individual behind the counter keeps arranging the coffee cups...that are already arranged! The line... More 

Thank calinjaxnc
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The price seems expensive with no free refills and the water glasses are small paper holders which leaks and the faucet does not work. The prices of all items are expensive for a small town

Thank 507tony
Campinas, SP
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Small world at Witherspoon is the best choice in Princeton to have a capuccino. I have been there many times and it is consistently good.

Thank lfbitt
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The best - we get coffee beans from here, grind and brew at home. Grumpy Monkey is our favorite. Great quality.

Thank Jill T
Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Love this little coffee shop at Whitterspoon St. ! (We just discovered and visited another brunch at Nassau St., which also serves a great coffee but does not have the special vibes of the main café.) The place could be very busy but will not disappoint you and your cravings will be satisfied.

Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
Charlottesville, va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I only ran in once to get a cappuccino, but the location was cute, the staff were very accommodating, and the baked goods worth trying.

Thank jfd118
Princeton, NJ
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I have been a customer at Small World Café since it was first opened. I has been amazing to see the growth in popularity of this very nice place. Most days it is hard to find a table, and it is well deserved. However, I shall not go back. One hot summer day I went in and bought a double... More 

Thank NJMaggie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3236
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-924-4377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?