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The Tall and Small Cafe

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342 Main Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Finding a proper espresso in Nova Scotia is a bit of a challenge for the outsiders....this much needed eye opener was absolutely perfect and so was their delicious cinnamon bun, much lighter than the gluten version I reckon! I'll be back as I heard their pesto-turkey sandwich was a must!

Thank DRM55
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Can't stop thinking about the cookies here. A tasty treat, that I would certainly like to enjoy more regularly. I used to visit this place weekly, and still would if I were closer.

Thank Paul M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here because a friend had recommended it to us and we wanted to grab some light fair to take hiking. The service was amazing. Great atmosphere. The place was busy but not crammed. We both had the south west chicken wrap with the house salad. They packed it all up for us and were super kind. I also... More 

Thank Naomi C
St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

some very interesting options for lunch. The grilled cheese sandwiches are really different and tasty.

Thank Graytripster
Antigonish, Canada
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My fiancée used to go once a week, we used to love the place. But the last few times we went we have found the quality of food has really gone down. And the description of ingredients doesn't always match what you get. The last time we got Turkey Pesto and it was enough to decide it won't be back.

1 Thank Justine P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Just love this place for lunch and morning coffee. The menu is always truly wonderful. always fresh and innovative. Soups are superb. We love the atmosphere and the fact of enjoying a meal amid a total cross section of the town. -- Congratulations to Megan and Zack on such a great job.

Thank Carol R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Six months ago, I was in Edinburgh, and had "the best latte in the world" - so the TripAdvisor ratings told me. Served by a spanish barista who clearly knew his stuff, it was delightful. So skip Edinburgh. Come to Antigonish. Oh. My. God. The large, three shot latte that I had this morning was subtle, rich, layered, textured, earthy,... More 

Thank Phil C
Antigonish, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This place has really good food and really great coffee. The Greek veggie sandwiches are to die for. A really laid back atmosphere with no one rushing you along

Thank voo2doo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Soup of the day and half sandwich ...great lunch. Antigonish is my half way point to and from Halifax...good choice for lunch vs chain restaurants.

Thank Canuck2017
Antigonish, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

If you have never had a turkey pesto sandwich on fococcia bread, you should try it - absolutely delish!

Thank DWilson1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 Main Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Antigonish
  • Phone Number: 863-4682

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