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RJ Cafe & Bistro

768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443
+1 203-318-8008
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Ranked #4 of 40 Restaurants in Madison
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café, Bistro, Sandwiches
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Connecticut
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97 reviews 97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This cafe is part and parcel of the RJ Julia Bookseller experience. If you visit the bookshop for a lazy day of browsing when no event, author signing, or workshop is happening, you will most likely find an open table. If any of those things is happening, however, you may have to wait if you want a seat. Now that... More 

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CT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have visited this cafe several times. The food is innovative and delicious! The lobster mac and cheese is to die for ! The service is excellent as well. I am a big fan of books and the location behind RJ Julia booksellers is awesome! In nice weather there is seating on the patio which is lovely. The coffee and... More 

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Tempe
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I went here with my Mom last year and the food and service was very good. Mom has gone since then and the last time the food was not good. She didn't say anything tho because that's just her way...

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connecticut
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

There was not one thing to not like~ the menu choices were so varied and interesting. I had a real hard time choosing from the soup, salad or sandwich options. Really, gooey grilled cheese, with arugula and other great stuff not usually put into a grilled cheese sandwich? Or the special: a pressed pannini with lobster, two kinds of cheese... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I eat here quite often, meeting friends for lunch or dinner the food is excellent and fresh. The service is also excellent. Very friendly all the time and reasonBly priced. Love this place!!!!!

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Connecticut
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192 reviews 192 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Though the bookstore is small and just average for an independent bookstore, the little café serves delicious lunches, made with high-quality ingredients and care. There are many items on the menu. The seating area is small, so there can be a little wait, but at least there is something to look at in the store. This will always be my... More 

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Pawling, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

The bookstore alone is worth the trip. Old fashioned ambiance and run by serious readers. Loved the reviews posted by the staff. Now for the food. Tucked away in back of the bookstore a tiny restaurant with interesting takes on lunch fare. We had a sensational flat bread veggie pizza with olives and capers, a salad with frisée, pears, good... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

RJ Julia's is an amazing independent bookstore but not every visitor sees its little cafe that has a lovely patio. Of course, it overlooks a parking lot but so do several other coffee shops. The coffee is good, food is fresh and service is efficient and friendly. Noboby is rushed so there can be a wait for a table. It's... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Food is always fresh and tasty. Service very friendly. I love this place. The only problem is it's not big enough!

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Springfield, Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It can be tough to nab a seat here, with good reason. This cozy coffee shop in a bookstore is a wonderful place to eat, read, and meet with friends. The food is very good - hearty sandwiches, fresh salads and rich soups - and the desserts are sublime. It took me about ten minutes of staring at the cupcakes... More 

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Additional Information about RJ Cafe & Bistro

Address: 768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443
Phone Number: +1 203-318-8008
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Café, Bistro, Sandwiches

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