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RJ Cafe & Bistro

Cafe, Coffee Shop, 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: Dessert, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 18
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  • 9
    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
We love this place!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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York, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
1 review
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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The bookstore itself was very nice but the cupcakes while they looked delicious were completely dry and the frosting tasted like butter. My boyfriend and I were extremely disappointed... If we do end up going back we won't be getting any treats. So not worth the $5! :(

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Madison, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have been to this cafe so many times, I've lost count! not only is the food amazing, staff incredible, and each experience very special but the entire bistro has it's own ambiance. Great specials with variety, and the one thing i look for in a restaurant is consistency. This cafe has the highest rating for consistency - we all... More 

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My daughter and myself have been wanting to go here for some time now. We moved into town late 2013 and have heard nothing but great things. So at last, we decided to give it a try. The bookstore itself is very cute and cozy... I would say that I wish there was better seating. There were 2 wobbly wooden... More 

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Connecticut
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111 reviews 111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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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, Coffee Shop, 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, Coffee Shop, 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?