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Our 20th Anniversary Party

By Jessica | Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 11:54 am

Small World Coffee anniversary cake.

Small World Coffee opened its doors on December 22nd, 1993, during an incredibly snowy and icy winter. The journey has been amazing and I am proud of what we have created. It has taken the love and efforts of many through the years. I also know that it took a piercing intention and daily discipline to actually get the café open…I was 27 at the time and Brant was 25! (more…)

Small World Coffee Supports Princeton Area Artists

By Jacqui | Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Photo via US1Photo via US1

On the heels of another successful Love Show (our community art show), we are honored to be among several Princeton establishments featured in US1’s article about local exhibition opportunities for artists.

As Small World’s co-owner, Jessica, said to US1’s Dan Aubrey, “We have been exhibiting art once a month since the day we opened our doors in 1993.  From our inception, having a monthly rotating art show with primarily local artists was a part of our mission. Between our two cafes, we now have 24 art shows a year.

…One of my favorites is that it allows our space to reinvent itself once a month. Most cafes have regular customers who come in multiple times a week. In this process of regular visitation we get used to the environment. But on the first Wednesday of every month after the new art show has been hung, I notice myself, my employees, and our customers look up a little more and take in the new art.”

Thank you to the US1 staff for the great coverage! Read the full article here.

Interested in having an art show at Small World Coffee? Fill out the application here.

Love Show 2013 to Open Friday, Feb. 8th

By Jacqui | Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

The artists have been notified, the DJ’s are ready, and we’re getting out our dancing shoes…. Please join us on Friday, February 8th at 8pm for the Love Show 2013 Opening Party!  There will be art, music, food, and fundraising for HiTops, a local nonprofit dedicated to promoting teen health and well-being.  In addition to suggested donations at the door, artists have the option of donating the proceeds from the sale of their artwork to HiTops.

We look forward to the opening, and we hope you’ll spread the word and join us on the dance floor!

What Makes a Worldling: Part 3 – Homecoming

By Jacqui | Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 10:39 am


This is the third installment in a series written by Small World’s seasoned veteran and lead trainer, Tuc… aka the Yoda of Small World.  We just celebrated Tuc’s 18th Small World Anniversary (with the awesome cake furnished by Jen from Brick Farm Market!) Below, Tuc shares more insightful thoughts on what it takes to be a ‘worldling’, and what that means to our cafe community and to our Princeton community.  Thanks, Tuc! (more…)

Call for Artists: Submit Your Art to the Love Show!

By Jacqui | Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 9:10 am


We are excited about the fourth annual LOVE SHOW!
Artists are invited to submit a piece of original artwork for exhibition at Small World Coffee’s Witherspoon Street cafe during the month of February 2013. The show will center around the word ‘love’, and artists are encouraged to respond to that word – in broad or specific terms – and to create a piece of art that they feel somehow expresses the word or any of its myriad of connotations. (more…)