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342 Main Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
863-4682
Today
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the wait

The line up at the counter is an ode to the popularity of this restaurant and the fact that your food is being freshly prepared. The menu is healthy and full of options for different soups and sandwiches.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
sbrys0n
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St. John's, Canada
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  • Families with children
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St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The line up at the counter is an ode to the popularity of this restaurant and the fact that your food is being freshly prepared. The menu is healthy and full of options for different soups and sandwiches.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This restaurant had vegan options, which is a plus in small town Nova Scotia. The vegan option sandwiches were pretty standard, hummus and veggies on whole wheat. The soup was vegan and was very good.

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Antigonish, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a small organic coffee house--lovely homemade bread and vegetarian foods, organic, fair trade. Not big, but homey--feeels like being in friend's house. Lots of local artwork on display. Reasonable prices. Very much enjoyed my meal there.

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New Glasgow, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I'm a student at St.FX and I love the Tall 'n' Small. It is a cozy little place to meet with friends between or after classes for a cup of coffee and a sandwich. It is always busy and no wonder. The coffee is great, the espresso drinks are amazing as well. Service is always fairly quick and friendly. Highly... More 

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Cape Breton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

This café caters mostly to the university crowd and do it very well. The prices are amazing... $21.00 for four drinks , 2 sandwiches, and an Asian noodle salad. The food was fresh and tasty. I will recommend it to friends.

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Antigonish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Great food and great coffee. You have to have the walnut-lentil burger. It's delicious. But you have to get there before the noon rush.

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Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The Tall and Small has a cosy, welcoming vibe to it. A great place to meet up with friends or get a little reading or studying done. The drinks (hot or cold) are awesome, the food is tasty and healthy. The baked treats are probably my favourite, though I'd advise staying away from the muffins. They always seem to have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I were walking on Main St toward The Tall And Small when I decided to stop for a haircut. My wife said she'd bring a latté back to me, but when I was finished in the barber's chair she still hadn't returned. I walked on to the café where I found her still waiting for our coffees.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The towns cafe. The freshly baked pastries isn't the only element The Tall and Small Cafe serve. On call at any time are wraps and sandwiches. I noticed a peanut butter with jalapanos and sprouts on the chalk menu. I placed my order for a coconut desert - kind of like a danish. Remember the inside of a donut is... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Good local place. Best muffins and coffee in town!! Went every morning that I was visiting and looked forward to the homemade muffins and baked goods. But if you get more then a few people the service is so slow...... Did not go back for any lunch as heard the service was even slower at lunch time. But liked the... More 

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Additional Information about The Tall and Small Cafe

Address: 342 Main Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 863-4682
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Antigonish
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 342 Main Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Antigonish
  • Phone Number: 863-4682

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?