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The Tall and Small Cafe

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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Cute cafe

Arrived Saturday morning to find that the cafe had a long lineup, which is generally a good sign. Ordered their boxcar sandwich (basically a fancy hummus sandwich), and a blueberry pear smoothie for us to take on a picnic lunch. Given how busy they were there was a bit of a wait for the food but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Kiera P
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Montreal
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  • Families with children
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My family always frequents the Tall and Small during our annual trek to Antigonish. A great funky spot in a really cool town. The make a great latte and the baked goods are fresh and homemade. The lunch items are delish too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Arrived Saturday morning to find that the cafe had a long lineup, which is generally a good sign. Ordered their boxcar sandwich (basically a fancy hummus sandwich), and a blueberry pear smoothie for us to take on a picnic lunch. Given how busy they were there was a bit of a wait for the food but it was seriously delicious.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Love the cookies! I tell people to stop in and bring me some home when the pass by Antigonish. Then I hide them from my family so I don't have to share. Chocolate chip are my fave!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We always like to find a local place for coffee and pastries that is not part of a chain. This is the place in Antigonish. Great cappuccinos and a darn good german cake that reminded me of homemade from 50 years ago. It turned out that the young woman running the place had lived in Winnipeg a few years back... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Lovely spot for lunch. I had the turkey sandwich and the pesto and cucumbers gave it a light and fresh taste. The bread stated like it was baked fresh that morning. My date had the pulled pork bun. He really enjoyed it. It was local food at it's best. We also had a chai latte and the iced pumpkin cookie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love stopping in here for lunch - my favourite picks are the Greek sandwich, lentil walnut burger, and East Indian wrap. The coffee here is the best in town, and the baked goods they have are awesome. It gets very busy at lunch time here, so don't go if you're in a rush. Friendly staff and a very welcoming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I try to eat here every chance I get. Great place to relax and have lunch. Very clean and the menu is wonderful with lots of variety for everyone. The food is worth every dollar you spend. Do highly recommend the turkey pesto.

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Antigonish, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

great food at a fair price. I love their coffees, and smoothies and they have awsome sandwiches. The only bad thing is the service on anything other than drinks, it takes forever and it is busy at lunch so i don't have time to wait. So if you want a quick lunch go somewhere else. It's worth the wait most... More 

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Antigonish, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

the coffee prep table is somewhat cramped, room for one person at a time.the coffee is so amazing there & the fresh baked goodies...as well, amazing.

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Antigonish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Superb atmosphere, funky yet healthy food! A perfect location serving a diverse clientele in this beautiful university town. Love the coffee!

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?