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Atticus Bookstore & Cafe

1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
+1 203-776-4040
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bookshop/café is right in front of the Yale Art Gallery and next to the Yale British Art Center. The food was good, the service prompt and cheerful, but the best thing was the live music on Thursday evening: soft bossa-nova, nice for chilling out....More

Thank Cristina V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were trapped in the bookstore because of the rain and decided to order some food. While service was slow, we were pleasantly surprised with the quality and size of our food: my husband ordered a hummus snack which came with an amazing cup of...More

Thank VictoriaRichter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered a sandwich on a baguette and was told they were out of them. Then the chef came over and said he would get one. And the sandwich was delicious. Good coffee too. Nice local place with a busy hum but just the right...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice lunch and wandered around the bookstore. Too many indie bookstores have disappeared, glad this one is doing well.

Thank elg820
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick snack before visiting Yale Art Museum. The nothing-special sandwiches and coffee are very bad value. Shudda gone to Starbucks!

Thank pgbDublin
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Opens early and has good breakfast sandwiches. I tried the monkey cristo sandwich (with real ham, egg and gruyere) and the breakfast sandwich with two eggs, bacon and cheese. Very nicely done and a very reasonable price at 7 dollars. Good attention also.

Thank Magnus P
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I went to grad school in new haven and graduates almost 30 years ago. But work keeps drawing me back at least 3 times a year. So many fond memories of Atticus. The service is still great, yet everything else seems a bit dated. Certainly...More

Thank Mlleron
Reviewed 3 May 2017

While we were walking along Chapel St on Saturday morning, around 10:30am, franticly looking for a place to eat (everything opens at 11am?!) we decided to enter a bookstore to cut some time. Interestingly, I could smell food but I thought that's my pregnant mind...More

Thank Lamasalama
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A great independent bookstore with an excellent cafe. Seriously, the food is terrific. Stop in after visiting the Yale Art Gallery across the street

Thank ButIRamble
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Small restaurant and book store with very good food and very good books. We had to wait about 30 minutes for a table but the time was well consumed by browsing the store looking for books. We ended up spending more on books than we...More

Thank Matt B
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$13
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
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 06510-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-776-4040
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