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342 Main Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
863-4682
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Perfect value end taste combo!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
lpaulett
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Cape Breton
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cape Breton
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Titusville, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Several locals really liked this place so we went in with high anticipation. Food is so-so, and they wouldn't take any credit card but a local debit card. Had a pesto turkey sandwich which was a little dry. Won't return.

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Antigonish, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for 5+ years. I usually get the southwest chicken wrap, which comes with a delicious always fresh side salad. It usual cost less then $10 bucks unless I get one of their awesome "make-it-your-way" smoothies. The lentil walnut burger inspired the title of this review, its simply does not make sense that it... More 

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Trim, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I were holidaying in Nova Scotia for a couple of weeks and we stopped in here for breakfast one morning. They have by far the best coffee in town and an interesting selection of salads, sandwiches and soups. They also have amazing baked treats, such as the cinnamon rolls and incredible pumpkin cookies. The place is airy... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Huge selection of smoothies, coffees and organic treats. Environmentally friendly place. Generous portions.

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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, Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?