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Better Know a Worldling, Part 2

By Amita | Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Worldling Liz Deacon

The second installation of Small World’s “Better Know a Worldling” introduces you to Liz Deacon. She’s only been at Small World for a few months, but has quickly become an integral member of our family/team. Read on to learn about Liz’s preferences regarding coffee drinks, cooking, and ‘90s music.

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Better Know a Worldling, Part 1

By Amita | Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 7:59 am

We are a blur of red aprons – you see us, day in and out, hustling behind the counter, making change, pulling shots, washing dishes like our livelihood depends on it – because it does, really. But what do you really know about us, this select group of wildly attractive humans who can make delicious beverages at a clip that defies belief? (And who are also, obviously, very humble.)

In all honesty, we do think of our crew as one large and mostly functional family. And we would like for you, our loyal customers, to get to know us. To that end, we are introducing a new series of Small World employee interviews. It’ll be no-holds-barred and I’ll be asking the tough questions, like “what’s your favorite coffee drink?” and “which Hogwarts house would you be sorted into?” And in just a few short answers, you’ll get to the heart of who we are, as baristas, as New Jerseyans, as human beings.

And so, without further ado, I present the first part of Small World Coffee’s “Better Know a Worldling.”

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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!