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Small World Cafe

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14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-3347
+1 609-924-4377
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Princeton, New Jersey
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 "sameness" of Starbucks. And the baked stuff is better. And the drinks are more inventive.... More 

Thank Noemidlp
Princeton, New Jersey
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 muffins and baked snacks on hand. The Witherspoon St. location has a great college town... More 

Thank Duna36
Princeton, New Jersey
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 place i'd go for coffee!

Thank i c
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank maxparucca
North Carolina
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165 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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
Princeton, New Jersey
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 space. Their art show also supports local artists and i've purchased some.

Thank i c
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 and a pastry and do studying or working on your laptop in a pleasant atmosphere.... More 

Thank Mariette R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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. A good Cortado requires perfect bean or blend, water, Temp and pressure the right amount... More 

Thank Mark W H
Princeton, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 not-more-outrageous-than-usual prices. And everyone is really nice.

Thank Andrew S
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Small World makes you feel big! How? First because they learn your name. Second because they memorize your favorite drink. Many times by morning cortado is handed to me before I order it! This is an extraordinary place of community. Local artists have their exhibits, local musicians play music Friday and Saturday and everything from food to muffins to ingredients... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?