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Atticus Bookstore & Cafe

) #18 of 449 Restaurants in New Haven €€ - €€€ American, Cafe, Soups
1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
+1 203-776-4040
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“soups” (17 reviews)
“bread” (17 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1082 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

For breakfast, We had the blueberry brioche, the salmon wasabe, and Monte Cristo: all were delightful. The scone was fine. We found this on trip advisor while travelling on I-95. A real bonus:. Just across from the Yale Fine Arts Gallery. Check it out.

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We dropped in for lunch and sat at the counter. Our server couldn't be more gracious. Loved the selections of salads, sandwiches and soups. I picked a cup of sweet potato soup and a half a Cuban sandwich. It hit the spot! The books provided...More

Thank Bosbeti
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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....More

Thank onemorepet
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...More

Thank creativecrew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
  • E-mail