20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540, United States
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Plaque honoring Richard Stockton
Stoneybrook Meeting house from the parking lot
Travel Tips for Princeton
Institute for Advanced Studies
This is a private fundamental research institution. It was founded in 1930 for the purpose of intellectual inquiry. For the past 73 years it has been the place for the most highly regarded thinkers of the 20th century (and now the 21st) including Albert Einstein. It is located on Olden Lane in the Southwestern section of town.
Good basketball program
Princeton University is a fantastic academic institution and is very respectable within the Ivy League with regard to its athletic program, but on a national scale, they're not exactly big time. However, their men's basketball team has received some national notoriety with some gutty performances in the NCAA tournament. Check them out if you're here during college basketball season.
Lambertville, New Jersey
Lambertville is a great little town on the edge of the Delaware River which divides New Jersey from Pennsylvania. If you get here early on a Saturday morning, you can check out the Golden Nugget Antique Market where you should be able to pick up a great bargain or two. The town itself is a quaint place perfect for a day trip. Across the river, you'll find the equally picturesque town of New Hope, Pennsylvania where even today, mules pull barges slowly down the river from a towpath along the egde.
From Princeton, take 206 to 95 South then take NJ 29 (exit 1) North to Lambertville. It should take about 30 minutes.
There is a...
There is a little and very peaceful
lake behind the famous Institute
(where Albert Einstein used to work).
Very well worth it, especially late
afternoon, early evening...
Nothing Fancy but Good Coffee!
The first place we stopped after reaching Princeton was this neat little coffee shop called Small World Coffee on a busy little side street. The coffee shop was obviously favored by locals, tourists, and students as well---I liked it immediately! Coffees and teas of all types were available at the little bar and even with a crowd, service was quick and efficient. When I ordered cafe au lait, I received a container of hot milk and one of hot coffee which made more than two full cups of the delicious liquid. My husband got a regular blend. We took our little tray to a table for two towards the back of the place, and found it almost full on this Sunday morning.
If you like a mix of people, this is the place. Students were apparently trying to stretch their food budget by making one cup of coffee last for at least an hour while they read or wrote. Other people were grabbing a late breakfast or early lunch (which the shop also offers). Tourists such as myself were there to enjoy the whole atmosphere of the place and have some excellent coffee.
Prices were NON- STARBUCKS'ISH. Yeah!!!!! My plentiful cafe au lait and my husband's Regular together were under $4.00. Food choices were also reasonably priced under $10 although moderate in size. Order food choices from a separate counter to the left side of the coffee bar.
I'd rate this as a great little hangout and a place to meet and talk with locals or students. I thought the coffee was very good, not strong like some brands tend to be. The atmosphere was pleasant and no one rushed you to leave---you can read, write, study or spend time with friends as long as you want.
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Address: 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540, United States