Grab a Bite and a New Read at Book Trader Cafe

Tucked away in the midst of Yale’s campus, Book Trader Cafe fittingly delivers literary knowledge with a side of grub. The cafe and bookstore debuted more than 20 years ago as a place for students and the public alike to come and pick up a fresh read and grab a sandwich or salad.

Regulars rave about the Jane Rare sandwich, a ciabatta roll stuffed with house-roasted rare roast beef, goat cheese, horseradish, mayo, and greens. They also love A Tale of Two Turkeys, which features slices of fresh rye bread filled with oven-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, house-made cole slaw, and Russian dressing. If you want something lighter, try the Arcadia Greens salad with tomatoes, shredded carrots, and red cabbage drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. Pair your chosen bites with a gourmet coffee drink, a vegan spiced chai tea, or a fruit smoothie.