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The Tall and Small Cafe

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342 Main St, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2C5, Canada
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wolfville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A great coffee shop in a NS college town (we have a few in the place I am from as well), which is loaded with students studying/working and locals catching up with friends. A friend and I went here on the recommendation of some of our colleagues, and even though there was quite a line up to order, it was... More 

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fort collins
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I went here on a rainy day...so cozy, great coffee, no rush, and they put the coffee cup in my hand, and didn't yell out my order.

Thank fishinggirl
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This seems like a great place for anyone looking to enjoy a coffee/ drink or light meal. Very modern, love that they have hired so many young and vibrant servers. Great for students, also great for everybody else! I just had a coffee here and a few people I know have recommended the turkey pesto wrap

Thank Elyse G
West Vancouver, BC
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stopped by this rustic Main St. coffee house for takeout coffee and baked goods, on the recommendation of colleagues we had been meeting with in the area. We needed some fortification for the 3 hour road trip that lay ahead. It was mid-day on a Saturday and the place was swarming with people. There was a a heavy presence... More 

Thank kayteeYVR
Salisbury, New Brunswick
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

When I go to Antigonish, I always stop at the Tall and Small. I love the cinnamon buns/biscuits, smoothies, and all the cookies are scrumptious.

Thank waynesherrylewis
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Nice place to stop by and get a latte and a tasty bite to eat on Main St. Your usual "granola" cafe/low-brow gallery with large tables for working on your latest project.

Thank RottnK9
Calgary, Canada
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Ate here two years ago and it was delicious. Ate here yesterday and it was still delicious! Not only is the quality of the food excellent, but they use wholesome, healthy ingredients, customer service is good and it's funky, featuring art from different artists on a rotation. Highly recommended.

Thank MarcSTremblay
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

My family always frequents the Tall and Small during our annual trek to Antigonish. A great funky spot in a really cool town. The make a great latte and the baked goods are fresh and homemade. The lunch items are delish too!

Thank allisonk903
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Arrived Saturday morning to find that the cafe had a long lineup, which is generally a good sign. Ordered their boxcar sandwich (basically a fancy hummus sandwich), and a blueberry pear smoothie for us to take on a picnic lunch. Given how busy they were there was a bit of a wait for the food but it was seriously delicious.... More 

Thank Kiera P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Love the cookies! I tell people to stop in and bring me some home when the pass by Antigonish. Then I hide them from my family so I don't have to share. Chocolate chip are my fave!

Thank Grace F

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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 Friendly, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
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 St, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Antigonish
  • Phone Number: 863-4682

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?