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Atticus Bookstore & Cafe

1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
+1 203-776-4040
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon and were a little short on time. We had the croque monsieur, roasted pear salad and a smoked salmon tartine. The food was good and the servers were friendly. The food came out in a reasonable time and...More

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch. Great salads, especially the roasted pear salad and the Italian tuna (which was very similar to a Nicoise salad). The breads were delicious. The waitstaff were attentive and pleasant. Looking forward to returning (and browsing the book section too).

Thank TravelerWithOpinions
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe is located in a bookstore by Yale University. I was actually on my way to the Panera and saw this place. I'm so glad that I went in! Great salad! As I waited for my "to go" order I saw other food going to...More

Thank drkarenr
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The bookshop/café is right in front of the Yale Art Gallery and next to the Yale British Art Center. The food was good, the service prompt and cheerful, but the best thing was the live music on Thursday evening: soft bossa-nova, nice for chilling out....More

Thank Cristina V
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We were trapped in the bookstore because of the rain and decided to order some food. While service was slow, we were pleasantly surprised with the quality and size of our food: my husband ordered a hummus snack which came with an amazing cup of...More

Thank Tsypra
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I ordered a sandwich on a baguette and was told they were out of them. Then the chef came over and said he would get one. And the sandwich was delicious. Good coffee too. Nice local place with a busy hum but just the right...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had a very nice lunch and wandered around the bookstore. Too many indie bookstores have disappeared, glad this one is doing well.

Thank elg820
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick snack before visiting Yale Art Museum. The nothing-special sandwiches and coffee are very bad value. Shudda gone to Starbucks!

Thank pgbDublin
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Opens early and has good breakfast sandwiches. I tried the monkey cristo sandwich (with real ham, egg and gruyere) and the breakfast sandwich with two eggs, bacon and cheese. Very nicely done and a very reasonable price at 7 dollars. Good attention also.

Thank Magnus P
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I went to grad school in new haven and graduates almost 30 years ago. But work keeps drawing me back at least 3 times a year. So many fond memories of Atticus. The service is still great, yet everything else seems a bit dated. Certainly...More

Thank Mlleron
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-776-4040
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