Small World Coffee

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
  • The coffee at Small World Coffee is a can't miss
  • Sabina B.
    "The Tough Chai is the best but not for the faint of heart"(8 Tips)
    Digital Firefly
    "The best coffee in Princeton"(4 Tips)
    Daniel H.
    "Double Double (large coffee w/2 shots espresso) made perfectly."(24 Tips)
    Russ S.
    "Iced Nola is great on a summer day"(2 Tips)
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  • Caroline C.
    Caroline ClarkMay 29, 2016
    Iced coffee is the best. No gross leftover coffee - made with water and shots of espresso. Love their hearty oatmeal with brown sugar too!
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanOctober 9, 2017
    cold brew coffee is pretty good. lots of seating in the back. I was hoping for it to be a little more hipster, but I guess this is the best that Princeton can do.
  • Holly D.
    Holly DFebruary 5, 2017
    huge work space that fills up quickly on sunday mornings - flat white is 6/10. would want to try the chai next time!
  • Shalin S.
    Shalin ShahOctober 14, 2012
    Chai is indeed great! It has a little kick, which makes it that much better. Awesome service and cash only. Also, long lines do go quick and worth the wait.
  • Louis M.
    Louis MierNovember 14, 2013
    The Tough Chai is the spiciest drink I've ever had. If you're a fan of Chai from Starbucks you might wanna take a pass on this since it's NOTHING like the SB version.
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GizziMay 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They've been flavoring their coffee drinks since I started coming here (1994). Not just mint or hazelnut. The flavor selection is fantastic and you should try different combinations.
  • Justine S.
    Justine SlousOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee in Princeton. Cappuccino frappe is my fav! Also, buy a lb. of either the Joker Poker, Love, or Grumpy Monkey blend. All really good!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SmithAugust 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The NOLA is a spiced, iced coffee drink that is unreal. You won't regret getting the double. Note: this location is cash only.
  • JT H.
    JT HoldermanNovember 5, 2010
    If you're looking for the local Princeton "coffee shop," this is the place. Newly remodeled and great for studying/groups. The iced mocha takes the cake and the warm peppermint mocha is fantastic!
  • Kristina B.
    Kristina BudelisAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to hang out in Princeton! The chai is spicy and amazing and the muffins are particularly delicious, too.
  • Captain Broccoli
    Captain BroccoliSeptember 9, 2010
    Great place to come and read.. everytime I've visited, I've always found a place to sit. Although, why is the Coffee of the Day only served until 11:30am? It should be called Coffee of the Morning.
  • Doug D.
    Doug DregerMay 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Opened in 1993, pre-dating the local "chain" coffee joint by many years. Did you know that they roast their own, and also supply many fine, local eateries with the best coffee around?
  • Mackenzie K.
    Mackenzie KimmelMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The new addition to the dessert menu-- locally made pudding-- is out of this WORLD yummy! Perfect with a cappuccino!
  • Nico V.
    Nico V.October 4, 2014
    Intimate friendly neighbourhood coffee shop! Pick up their home roasted beans to take with you!
  • Sarah
    SarahJanuary 5, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Cash only. One-hour wifi slips available at the counter. Often a tad too crowded for work. Still the best coffee in town.
  • Erika A.
    Erika ArreaMay 29, 2017
    Capuccino forte + gluten free oatmeal cookie ♥️ cash only! Great coffee ☕️
  • Tim C.
    Tim CApril 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best local place around to grab coffee especially if you want to escape the generic Starbucks.
  • Crew
    CrewApril 1, 2015
    Plenty of power outlets along the walls. Free Wi-Fi with purchase, ask for password at the counter. Read more
  • Jess H.
    Jess HueyApril 24, 2016
    Iced coffee! Also tons of seating and great place to relax or get some work done!
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrophyJanuary 31, 2015
    Great coffee shop right in the heart of Princeton. I highly recommend the tough chai.
  • James M.
    James MarrowJune 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Best cappuccino more or less anywhere in America, equaled only by very expensive Italian restaurants.
  • Erin B.
    Erin ByrneJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Their cappuccino is as good as any you'll find in Italia. And try the mini molasses cookies - they're like gingerbread, only better.
  • Erika A.
    Erika ArreaNovember 11, 2017
    Its areal cup of coffee! Nice place inside, usually with a exhibition! Nice atmosphere!
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Quite possibly the only café open past 8pm in the area. The coffee's only okay, especially for the price. Not a bad place to chill with a book.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel H.August 17, 2014
    Double Double (large coffee w/2 shots espresso) made perfectly. Oh, and the ginger cardamon scone
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffFebruary 4, 2015
    Small World Coffee's House Blend is smooth and far superior to the nearby Starbucks' blend.
  • Mazyad A.
    Mazyad AlshallahiSeptember 30, 2016
    The only place that I have seen in us offering full tea leaf as common in Arabic gulf region.
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth H.August 17, 2014
    Great cappuccino and red velvet cupcakes the perfect pairing.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyJuly 28, 2015
    my go to coffee shop in Princeton! their coffee is delicious and really smooth
  • Lachlan C.
    Lachlan CampbellDecember 31, 2015
    This place was awesome, especially the tough chai. But be prepared — it's VERY intense!
  • Davaish S.
    Davaish SinghOctober 31, 2014
    good coffee great staff oddly placed condiments and coffee accoutrements
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PlaskoFebruary 16, 2015
    Great non-chain coffee stop in Princeton-strong coffee, great little bites.
  • Youn L.
    Youn LeeJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee and nice staffs but the red velvet cake is not recommended. Also Verizon lte doesn't work inside the shop.
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PolhemusFebruary 11, 2014
    Grabbing some coffee for a Reverie Events client meeting! The lattes here are the absolute best.
  • Jerald M.
    Jerald MurphyJuly 27, 2010
    THE place to go for coffee in Princeton. The best coffee, and EXCELLENT atmosphere. Some nights they have live music
  • Ingrid N.
    Ingrid NagyJune 6, 2014
    Must ask for Internet code at register!! For every device
  • Larisa G.
    Skip Starbucks and hit this place up instead, great coffee and plenty of seating!
  • Matt W.
    Matt W.April 19, 2012
    Come here on a Sunday morning to read the paper or iPad in a casual relaxed atmosphere.
  • Natasha P.
    Natasha PratsSeptember 23, 2014
    Coffee and ambiance are great. Downside: only one hour of WiFi
  • Katie K.
    Katie K.June 25, 2012
    Get the iced coffee- its freshly dripped and served in a pretty glass:)
  • Bruce K.
    Bruce Krywinski Jr.April 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    House blend is delicious, can't wait to try the other blends/flavors!
  • Paul M.
    Paul MisonJanuary 24, 2012
    The Tough Chai is really spicy. Great for a cold day, but be sure you're ready for it.
  • Barbara P.
    Barbara PrestonJuly 2, 2011
    The scones are the very best I've ever had, especially the ginger ones!
  • Alexander K.
    Alexander KapnikMarch 2, 2014
    Cool place crowded at times. Great coffee.
  • Kushal D.
    Kushal DaveJuly 18, 2011
    Amazingly earthy iced coffee without a hint of bitterness. Availability of New Orleanses completes the Blue Bottle-ness.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WSeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great local coffee. But only accepting cash is totally unacceptable.
  • Pedro F.
    Pedro FachadaNovember 20, 2011
    Long queues and it's always a nightmare to get a table... But the best coffee in New Jersey...
  • Xuan Y.
    Xuan YueNovember 20, 2014
    Cappuccino and hot caramel apple cider. Great for snippy weather.
  • Ellen F.
    Ellen Free 🐫May 26, 2012
    Best iced coffee and awesome atmosphere. Great servers!!
  • Kate F.
    Kate F-CJune 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    NOLA style is smooth and sweet. My go-to beverage.
  • Chenyu
    ChenyuJanuary 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tough chai is absolutely amazing - extra extra spicy !
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CabralJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sacred cup of Joe and they serve corn muffin from butter lust bakery. The best.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KraftFebruary 4, 2012
    This is our favorite coffee stop when we travel between Glens Falls, NY and Philly/South Jersey!
  • Susan
    SusanJuly 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Often feature live music on the weekend nights. Great place to hang out in Princeton.
  • Marija N.
    Marija NaumoskiSeptember 20, 2015
    The latte is amazing. And the Nola coffee!
  • Marius M.
    Marius MorarJanuary 3, 2016
    Great coffee, great service, great feel, great place to read
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.October 27, 2014
    Cash only. A house coffee is called a Joe. So say small Joe to go.
  • Jake M.
    Jake MercurioDecember 29, 2011
    NOLA, New Orleans style iced coffee is here and you definitely want this for dessert!
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffJanuary 31, 2015
    Solid house coffee - staff keep things moving
  • Nicky P.
    Nicky PetroniAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their Americano's are spectacular
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.August 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Tough Chai is the best but not for the faint of heart
  • Paul R.
    Paul RovedaNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The one hour wifi is a big downer. Nice atmosphere though.
  • Mizu
    MizuNovember 8, 2014
    I tend to get headaches from the coffee here... Not sure why. The chai is tough, perhaps unnecessary so.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WindischApril 1, 2012
    Buy their fresh roasted coffee. Yes, they're roasters!
  • Irene H.
    Irene HsiehMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Honey soy latte is out of this world!
  • Russ S.
    Russ StebbinsAugust 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced Nola is great on a summer day
  • Joe H.
    Joe HankoJanuary 8, 2012
    Great coffee-- Hannah is the coolest barista ever!
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a dirty chai -- it will blow your mind.
  • Francesco C.
    Francesco CellarosiAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the vegan moonpie. A life-changing experience.
  • Valeriy K.
    Valeriy KApril 16, 2012
    I can't believe there's S****cks in Princeton... Small World is the best.
  • Yasemin A.
    Yasemin ArslanJuly 8, 2013
    Having a cup of cappuccino with your book is great
  • Dan S.
    Dan SohaydaMay 25, 2013
    The Tough Chai is not for the faint of heart. Ginger bomb!
  • Jack V.
    Jack VirdeeNovember 24, 2015
    The nola iced coffee is amazing!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ColbertJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Small iced NOLA is tasty and just enough.
  • MJB
    MJBNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Hot apple cider in the Fall. Chocolate chip cookies all the time.
  • Megan P.
    Megan PetersonFebruary 25, 2010
    Best coffee in town. Brought great coffee shop atmosphere to Princeton way back when.
  • Christina D.
    Christina DaleyMarch 16, 2013
    Chocolate brownie is to die for!!
  • Marianna T.
    Marianna TorokJanuary 4, 2013
    Best in town, its sister shop is a Nassau.
  • Levi W.
    Levi WilsonAugust 4, 2013
    Best chai latte on the East Coast.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaApril 6, 2015
    The NOLA! Get the NOLA!
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerOctober 23, 2017
    NOLA is the way to go
  • Dan S.
    Dan ScanlonAugust 9, 2014
    Try the mocha. Whipped cream please.
  • Henry S.
    Henry SingerJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Will be closed for annual summer spruce-up 7/23/12 to 7/25/12. Nassau Street store will be open.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HJune 8, 2014
    Iced NOLA is my jam
  • Doug B.
    Doug BauderMarch 30, 2013
    Cash only, so make sure you're prepared.
  • Caroline L.
    Caroline LeJune 2, 2015
    mmm iced chicory coffee
  • Ben C.
    Ben ChapmanOctober 14, 2014
    amazing espresso.
  • Momin N.
    Momin NaikJanuary 31, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Absolutely amazing hot chocolate!
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    Grab a quick caffeine boost before heading to your lectures!
  • Khürt W.
    Khürt WilliamsNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a COD to go.
  • Khürt W.
    Khürt WilliamsOctober 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like coffee that tastes like StarBucks, then this is the place for you. It's not for me.
  • Khürt W.
    Khürt WilliamsOctober 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like coffee that tastes like StarBucks, then this is the place for you. It's not for me.
  • Jed S.
    Jed SingerAugust 10, 2014
    Ginger cardamom scone mmmmm.
  • Alan Z.
    Alan ZakheimJune 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    love the Nola
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KiaDecember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mexican hot chocolate is amazing!
  • Yoly P.
    Yoly Pennesi TafuriJanuary 8, 2014
    Get the NOLA.... But watch out!
  • Richard B.
    Richard BassettJanuary 18, 2015
    Good music great coffee
  • Harrison B.
    Harrison BNovember 3, 2012
    If you like mainstream parading around as hipster...
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SmithDecember 6, 2014
    $1.25 for a glass of water with a slice of lemon. Seriously?
  • Digital Firefly
    Digital FireflyNovember 2, 2011
    The best coffee in Princeton
  • Dana F.
    Dana FlynnMay 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Nola :)
  • Ed M.
    Ed MullenAugust 26, 2013
    Solid cup of Joe.
  • Linda T P.
    Linda T PetersonAugust 15, 2011
    Tell make hotter and with foam on lattes.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerMarch 28, 2015
    They only serve pour overs in the evening :(
  • Tejash P.
    Tejash PatelFebruary 13, 2014
    Good coffee!
  • Leah
    LeahJanuary 26, 2013
    Blueberry muffin!
  • Kevin J.
    Kevin JaiburJanuary 23, 2014
    Great plaxe!
  • Tei C.
    Tei CarpenterJune 19, 2010
    Cappuccino forte + oatmeal raisin butterscotch cookie. Num nums.
  • Cath D.
    Cath DunneMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Live music tonight from 5.30
  • Y R.
    Y R3 weeks ago
    Nice environment
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LatiniJanuary 27, 2010
    Vanilla cappuccino (double) is great!
  • The U.
    The UgsterJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tough Chai or GTFO!
  • Phoebe V.
    Phoebe VenkatAugust 17, 2011
    Iced chai #ftw!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenDecember 31, 2011
    Get a onesie!
  • Alek B.
    Alek BJanuary 8, 2011
    Cappucino forte : small world essentials #01
  • Adam M.
    Adam MarcusJanuary 24, 2010
    Chai is awesome warms you up
  • Khürt W.
    Khürt WilliamsMarch 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There is another store on Nassau Street near Olden.
  • Jen A.
    Jen AFebruary 2, 2010
    Love small world roasts!
  • Henry S.
    Henry SingerAugust 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Reopened after summer renovations
  • Mark
    MarkMarch 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    They open at 6:30 am
  • farnaz a.
    farnaz absalanDecember 17, 2009
    Hazelnut Cappuccino
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LatiniJanuary 27, 2010
    About to try it! Wish me luck!
  • John C.
    John CashmanAugust 23, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    best coffee in Princeton
  • John C.
    John CashmanAugust 23, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    double mocha with whip
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