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The Tall and Small Cafe

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342 Main St, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2C5, Canada
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Delicious cheese sandwich with excellent fresh salad. Baking looked good but no room!! A big selection of sandwiches, wraps, soups etc. Busy near the FX university but lots of room and a good space.

Thank JannietheQueen
Galway, Ireland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely quirky cafe in Antigonish where good coffee is hard to find! After a long day on the road we were delighted to randomly encounter this cafe, which provided good strong cappuccinos and delicious brownies to boot. We went back the next day for seconds and it is was just as pleasing. Would recommend!

Thank James R
Sarnia, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

terrible service, not enough help to keep the tables and furniture clean. One grill cheese sandwich should not take 1/2 hr to make!

Thank Ross N
louisville, ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Busy, but efficient. Very good coffee and feel-good comfort food. Nice atmosphere and friendly helpful staff.

Thank karinaz
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My Family and I are repeat customers as the staff are so friendly and the food and drinks are fantastic! While the place does fill up fast the staff are always welcoming and It is very popular with the students in town. Keep up the excellent service!

Thank LiszyDsrcy
Lakeland, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Fabulous little place with quite a variety of foodstuffs, smoothies, etc. I had the lentil walnut burger and salad with orange poppy seed dressing. The best. It's sometimes hard for vegetarians to find truly yummy treats--and this was definitely a treat. (BTW: lots of meat-based options, too.)

Thank conundrum2016
Saskatoon, Canada
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229 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Menu is house made. I enjoyed home made granola with yogurt and cranberries with a side of toast. My husband had a chicken burger. Coffees were excellent, beans ground on sight. Also art work is on display and for sale.

Thank IslandPrairieGirl
Geneva, Switzerland
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240 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 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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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 16:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?