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Small World Cafe

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14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-3347
+1 609-924-4377
07:00 - 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect foam for a cappuccino and smooth expresso. I would definetly recommend this coffee place to anyone visiting Princeton.

Thank happytraveller43
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best coffees I've tasted. Like it for just a cup or to buy it in bean form to take home. Also makes a great gift for a coffee lover.

Thank Amy A
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There a many local jewels in Princeton but no visitor should miss getting coffee, tea or a treat at our special Small World Cafe. But bring cash since they don't accept credit cards.

Thank sunsunsun60
Cary, NC
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434 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It seems like they have all kinds of coffee and tea drinks! This is a nice atmosphere in the heart of Princeton that attracts a lot of students and intellectuals. It just seems like a place where people hang out, discuss the meaning of life and generally have an intelligent conversation. The coffee and chi were pretty good. A bit... More 

Thank viperflt
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

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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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

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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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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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89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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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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
Good for
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?