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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: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Vibrant, busy and noisy college town coffee shop - great ambiance!

A great coffee shop in a NS college town (we have a few in the place I am from as well), which is loaded with students studying/working and locals catching up with friends. A friend and I went here on the recommendation of some of our colleagues, and even though there was quite a line up to order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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Wolfville, Canada
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Antigonish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Tall & Small is my favorite! The food is delicious and great quality. Baked goods are to die for. The atmosphere is perfect for lunch with friends or a quiet meal by yourself with a book. The only thing to beware of is to not go in if youre short on time, wait times can be lengthy when its busy.... More 

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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A great coffee shop in a NS college town (we have a few in the place I am from as well), which is loaded with students studying/working and locals catching up with friends. A friend and I went here on the recommendation of some of our colleagues, and even though there was quite a line up to order, it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I went here on a rainy day...so cozy, great coffee, no rush, and they put the coffee cup in my hand, and didn't yell out my order.

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Thank fishinggirl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This seems like a great place for anyone looking to enjoy a coffee/ drink or light meal. Very modern, love that they have hired so many young and vibrant servers. Great for students, also great for everybody else! I just had a coffee here and a few people I know have recommended the turkey pesto wrap

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Thank Elyse G
West Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stopped by this rustic Main St. coffee house for takeout coffee and baked goods, on the recommendation of colleagues we had been meeting with in the area. We needed some fortification for the 3 hour road trip that lay ahead. It was mid-day on a Saturday and the place was swarming with people. There was a a heavy presence... More 

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Thank kayteeYVR
Salisbury, New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

When I go to Antigonish, I always stop at the Tall and Small. I love the cinnamon buns/biscuits, smoothies, and all the cookies are scrumptious.

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Thank waynesherrylewis
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Nice place to stop by and get a latte and a tasty bite to eat on Main St. Your usual "granola" cafe/low-brow gallery with large tables for working on your latest project.

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Thank RottnK9
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Ate here two years ago and it was delicious. Ate here yesterday and it was still delicious! Not only is the quality of the food excellent, but they use wholesome, healthy ingredients, customer service is good and it's funky, featuring art from different artists on a rotation. Highly recommended.

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Thank MarcSTremblay
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank allisonk903
Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

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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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?