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Small World Cafe

14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-3347
+1 609-924-4377
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“beans” (5 reviews)
“pastry” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
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14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-3347
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the best coffee and great atmosphere head to Small World Cafe. My favorite drink is an iced cappaccino.

Thank squeak12
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This cozy cafe has a great selection of coffee beverages, teas, great Mexican hot chocolate, and baked treats. I use this as a great meeting spot too. I see many people working on their laptops (free wifi available). This is a nice antidote to the...More

Thank Noemidlp
Reviewed 12 April 2017

After giving up cappuccinos/coffee for almost 8 years, Small World Coffee got me hooked once more! Not only are their cappuccinos the best i've had anywhere, they make them with incredible consistency across all of their (super friendly) baristas. There is a nice selection of...More

Thank Duna36
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I used to be a starbucks gal, but small world has changed me. Their coffee is the best, the ambience so nice, the baristas and cooks so friendly and knowledgeable! The owner treats her employees very well, thus they are happy. This is the only...More

Thank i c
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Nice place, wifi, good coffee and interesting super spicy chai tea. If you want to work, it's a good possibility.

Thank maxparucca
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Visited to get my coffee fix with the family. Coffees, hot chocolates, and tea were all very good. Busy place, friendly staff, and comfortable. Will be returning.

Thank TheRodg
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The very few gems of princeton. Not cheap, but i support the local business as well as GOOD coffee. And sometimes Lillipies baked goods. Staff are ultra friendly and very accommodating, know what they r doing! I like the small-small near me. Calmer and cozier...More

Thank i c
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This Small World Cafe on Witherspoon Street is one of two in Princeton. It is the bigger one and the most centrally located one and the one where I go most often. It is large enough to go to meet a few friends, have coffee...More

Thank Mariette R
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Small World has mastered the science of coffee: buying the best free trade beans. Roasting fresh and donating 10 day old beans. Perfect grind and master baristas who want to make the perfect beverage whether a cappuccino, macchiato, alonge or just a perfectly brewed drip....More

Thank Mark W H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Small World is the prototypical college town coffee hangout spot, featuring plenty of the requisite liberal intellectual anti-establishment vibe, patrons dressed in black, and cheerful young staff who end every sentence with an upward inflection. That said, they have great coffee and related eats at...More

Thank Andrew S
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What kind of breakfasts or lunches does it serve?
21 January 2017|
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Response from Laura35014 | Reviewed this property |
Assorted Pastries at breakfast. Great selection! Sorry I can't help with the lunch menu. We were not there at that time of day.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-3347
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-924-4377
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