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Atticus Bookstore & Cafe

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1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510
+1 203-776-4040
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 19:00
Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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325 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The black bean soup is wonderful, the salads are great, service is brisk and helpful, and the bread, made by affiliated Chabaso bakery, is top notch. Go when you're touring Yale's art museum across the street

Thank BJaneH
Jacksonville, Florida
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Books! I had to buy one. The service is good. There were people wandering around asking if you needed help. You can sign in at the front counter and they go shopping. They will come find you. Then I had great coffee and yummy pancakes. The lunch at the table next to me looked great. We had about a 10... More 

Thank onemorepet
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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381 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Love that you can buy the baked goods and breads as carryout. Great bread--we love the cranberry pecan! While the atmosphere in the cafe is lovely--filled with great books and conversations, when there is a long wait we just take the baked goods home and try to replicate the experience. Wish they were more "laptop user friendly". They tend to... More 

Thank creativecrew
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with some local friends. We all ordered a variety of things to share. We sat at the counter. Our server was very nice. I quickly lost my appetite when I saw the person preparing our food washing dishes without washing his hands. I witnessed the servers washing dishes then delivering food with out washing hands. I... More 

Thank liahershey
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times before, mainly to browse the books. The staff picks section always pulls me in because it has a good variety curated from around the shop. On my last trip, I stopped in on a cold Saturday night with a few friends from out of town. We ordered warm drinks. I personally recommend the mocha... More 

Thank Christina D
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good for sandwich, drinks, and light food. Good service, what we had was satisfactory. The picture of the sandwich says it all.

Thank pbenj
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Good lunch and breakfast fare. Soups, sandwiches (the baked goods are especially good), coffee, pastries. A good place to stop between visits to the Yale University and the Yale British museums and for a pick-me-up before the ride home. Take some of the bread or rolls with you.

Thank John C
Towson, Maryland, United States
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165 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We found Atticus using our tripfinder app. after a long day of touring different colleges. This coffee-cafe-bookstore is just minutes away from Yale. We needed a quiet place for a pick-me-up before we had a long drive home. I'm so glad we found this place! The atmosphere is perfect. Filled with books, but not cramped or stuffy. Lots of light... More 

Thank Julie S
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I like this spot it's busy but not overly busy like the Starbucks across from them they mostly have standing room because the kids are back for school and uses it for study as well but that Starbucks is very nice too. I had perfect little Macchiato later had their chicken and jalapeño soup delicious. Must try if on menu... More 

Thank Toni T
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We came here two days in a row for breakfast. We had the classic breakfast and coffee, both delicious! And the staff was very nice even when it was stressful for them! Cannreally recommend going there

Thank VPValPe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 13
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-776-4040

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?