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RJ Cafe & Bistro

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768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443
+1 203-318-8008
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly Outstanding!

I have enjoyed RJ Cafe a number of times, and always look for a reason to go back. The food at RJ Cafe is delicious, the atmosphere charming, the staff delightful and the attached book store is world class (RJ Julia Booksellers.) Nothing not to love about this small but lovely spot. In warmer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MNLMOM
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have enjoyed RJ Cafe a number of times, and always look for a reason to go back. The food at RJ Cafe is delicious, the atmosphere charming, the staff delightful and the attached book store is world class (RJ Julia Booksellers.) Nothing not to love about this small but lovely spot. In warmer weather, the outside patio is wonderful... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Great service, interesting food, wonderful outdoor patio to escape. Working in Madison, it is a frequent destination for take out or for enjoying lunch with clients, friends, business associates.

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Thank Peter O
Madison
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere within a bookstore for ladies lunch. Limited menu of soup, salad, sandwiches because they don't do any cooking on premises. It gets very busy at noon.

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Thank Annie M
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I go here often as the food is always excellent and freshly made and there are many healthy choices. The staff is always friendly. I love that the bookstore is attached too. I could easily spend a very enjoyable afternoon at the cafe and bookstore, as I have done it in the past. You must try it, I'm sure you... More 

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Thank Karla T
Madison, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

After perusing some great books, RJ Café is a great place to sit and have coffee and a muffin as most people think. But its also a great place to come for lunch. They have wonderful salads, soups and sandwiches. All appropriately sized and priced. In the summer they have a lovely little shaded patio outside as well. The staff... More 

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Thank familytravels357
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The sandwiches, paninis and "flats" were very tasty, located at the back of a superb bookstore. Wonderful for lunch or informal dining.

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Thank Robert M
Meriden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

RJ Cafe is great for a lunch or mid afternoon coffee and.. We have gone for a quick bite before the movies across the street. They offer fresh salads and yummy sandwiches. They usually have specials of the day in soup, sandwich and drink. They have a variety of sweets including cupcakes that look delicious.

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Thank DebbieandBrian
Westerly, Rhode Island USA
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

How refreshing to find this marvelous book store with a cafe in the back and tables outside on the patio too. The food is delicious. We had a great lunch. I choose homemade gazpacho with half a sandwich. Everyone really enjoyed their lunch... interesting salad and very good sandwiches. The service was excellent and it was a wonderful place to... More 

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Thank Lois P
Madison, Connecticut
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This cafe is a fun spot to meet friends for a light lunch. They always have good soups, sandwiches and salads. Ambience is cozy- throw pillows, small tables and outside seating weather- permitted. Afterwards, it's always a great pleasure to spend time in the bookstore perusing!

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Thank KRTRIPSTER
Branford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Always cozy! Great place for a cup of coffee, or some amazing food! Their menu is creative and fresh and they have something for every time of the morning and afternoon for breakfast, lunch or a nibble! One of my favs and everyone I take there also!

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Thank Sara R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 203-318-8008

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
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

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