Small World Coffee

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Princeton
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  • Sabina B.
    "The Tough Chai is the best but not for the faint of heart"(9 Tips)
    Digital Firefly
    "The best coffee in Princeton"(4 Tips)
    Daniel H.
    "Double Double (large coffee w/2 shots espresso) made perfectly."(22 Tips)
    Russ S.
    "Iced Nola is great on a summer day"(2 Tips)
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  • Megan P.
    Megan PrittsFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Damn..I thought I liked my bevs strong, but talk about a kick. Their house blend coffee and 'tough' chai are the right choices when you need an extra kick & maybe a slap in the face too!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Caroline C.
    Iced coffee is the best. No gross leftover coffee - made with water and shots of espresso. Love their hearty oatmeal with brown sugar too!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CApril 4
    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
  • 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.
  • Jess H.
    Jess HueyApril 24
    Iced coffee! Also tons of seating and great place to relax or get some work done!
  • 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.
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffFebruary 4, 2015
    Small World Coffee's House Blend is smooth and far superior to the nearby Starbucks' blend.
  • 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.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyJuly 28, 2015
    my go to coffee shop in Princeton! their coffee is delicious and really smooth
  • Mazyad A.
    Mazyad AlshallahiSeptember 30
    The only place that I have seen in us offering full tea leaf as common in Arabic gulf region.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel H.August 17, 2014
    Double Double (large coffee w/2 shots espresso) made perfectly. Oh, and the ginger cardamon scone
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth H.August 17, 2014
    Great cappuccino and red velvet cupcakes the perfect pairing.
  • 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
  • Younjoo L.
    Younjoo LeeJuly 21, 2013
    Great coffee and nice staffs but the red velvet cake is not recommended. Also Verizon lte doesn't work inside the shop.
  • 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
  • Matt W.
    Matt W.April 19, 2012
    Come here on a Sunday morning to read the paper or iPad in a casual relaxed atmosphere.
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PolhemusFebruary 11, 2014
    Grabbing some coffee for a Reverie Events client meeting! The lattes here are the absolute best.
  • Kushal D.
    Kushal DaveJuly 18, 2011
    Amazingly earthy iced coffee without a hint of bitterness. Availability of New Orleanses completes the Blue Bottle-ness.
  • 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.
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PlaskoFebruary 16, 2015
    Great non-chain coffee stop in Princeton-strong coffee, great little bites.
  • Larisa G.
    Skip Starbucks and hit this place up instead, great coffee and plenty of seating!
  • Katie K.
    Katie K.June 25, 2012
    Get the iced coffee- its freshly dripped and served in a pretty glass:)
  • Ingrid N.
    Ingrid NagyJune 6, 2014
    Must ask for Internet code at register!! For every device
  • Barbara P.
    Barbara PrestonJuly 2, 2011
    The scones are the very best I've ever had, especially the ginger ones!
  • 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!
  • Natasha P.
    Natasha PratsSeptember 23, 2014
    Coffee and ambiance are great. Downside: only one hour of WiFi
  • Alexander K.
    Alexander KapnikMarch 2, 2014
    Cool place crowded at times. Great coffee.
  • 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...
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WSeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great local coffee. But only accepting cash is totally unacceptable.
  • Ellen F.
    Ellen Free 🐫May 26, 2012
    Best iced coffee and awesome atmosphere. Great servers!!
  • Jake M.
    Jake MercurioDecember 29, 2011
    NOLA, New Orleans style iced coffee is here and you definitely want this for dessert!
  • Susan
    SusanJuly 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Often feature live music on the weekend nights. Great place to hang out in Princeton.
  • Kate F.
    Kate F-CJune 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    NOLA style is smooth and sweet. My go-to beverage.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KraftFebruary 4, 2012
    This is our favorite coffee stop when we travel between Glens Falls, NY and Philly/South Jersey!
  • 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.
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