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RJ Cafe & Bistro

Coffee Shop, 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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
AnnfromSheringham
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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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
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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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21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

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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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: Coffee Shop, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?