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RJ Cafe & Bistro

Cafe, Sandwiches, 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, Outdoor Seating

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

It was a beautiful sunnyday in Madison and sat out side for lunch. It was just so nice. It remained me of being back in South Africa. The service was excellent! The food was really very good. My daughter had a grilled cheese sandwich, which was nicely mad. , I had a flat bread which was delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Quelyn78
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was a beautiful sunnyday in Madison and sat out side for lunch. It was just so nice. It remained me of being back in South Africa. The service was excellent! The food was really very good. My daughter had a grilled cheese sandwich, which was nicely mad. , I had a flat bread which was delicious and I am... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were looking for some lunch on a Sunday and tried the coffee shop in town...it seems they close at 1. Needing another option we tried RJ's right in downtown Madison. What luck and what a find! A nice selection to choose from. We went with grilled cheeses... they come with a bag of potato chips and the sandwiches were... More 

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were browising in a wonderful bookstore in Madison, Connecticut, when we followed our noses to a delightful cafe at the back of the store -- what a find. This is a tiny operation with an impressive menu and definitely should not be missed. My wife and I have lived near the water at many of my military assignments and... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My family and I love to have lunch at RJ's. The salads and grilled cheese sandwiches are delicious. A visit to the attached bookstore is a must!

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We travel from Pennsylvania to New London several times each year and we always stop at RJ Cafe for lunch and book browsing. The food is great, the book store is terrific and it's in a cute village just off I-95. Go visit!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

great bookstore attached to the cafe. inside eating area is very pleasant as is the outdoor area. great service.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have had lunch and early dinner here on numerous occasions, each time truly enjoying my freshly made meal and iced tea! The Curry Chicken Salad, Quesadilla and Egg Salad BLT are my favorites. The staff is accommodating and very friendly. The outside seating is fun and we’ve brought wine to enjoy on a few occasions. They have a separate... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I had the turkey avocado on sour dough bread. It was very good service is also great The bistro is located in the back of the RJ Julia bookstore in downtown Madison there is an entrance in back of Main Street. Cupcakes look good. There are a few tables which remind me of a Paris street side cafe

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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Loved the atmosphere of this small bistro, which is through the back of the R Julia Bookshop, there is also a small outdoor patio area. Waiting staff were attentive and helpful. Food was excellent. Throughly recommend the tuna melt and Californian sandwich. Excellent value. Have recommended it to family who live in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The owner, Kim and the staff, always greet their customers with a smile, they could back to your table several times to check on your order, and if anything else is needed. Always the freshest food, if they need to get me Romaine lettuce, they run to the store because they know ti is my favorite!! I have lunch there... 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: Cafe, Sandwiches, Bistro

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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, Sandwiches, Bistro
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?