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RJ Cafe & Bistro

768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3047
+1 203-318-8008
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (28 reviews)
“cupcakes” (16 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3047
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating at RJ Cafe is always a visit with old friends. The staff and the food are both terrific. Having the cafe attached to a splendid independent (!) bookstore just sweetens the whole experience.

Thank OldWindsome
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Four of us went to lunch on a Friday, right before a movie. We had sandwiches that were delicious. Really like the turkey with artichoke pannini. It's hard to believe that they can prepare and serve such great food from a very small space! Staff...More

Thank ericlars0n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small bistro may be tight and loud at times, but it is a great informal place to have lunch or coffee. It's hard to believe such a small place can have such an expansive menu, and all of it is delicious!! You can't go...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is refreshing and special in many ways. We stopped for coffee twice, at the beginning and end of a day trip to Madison. The staff is very friendly and brings the coffee to you. What a pleasant change from the places that charge...More

Thank CrazyAboutAcadia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for the Anna Quindlen event. Entered from the easy parking and stepped into this quaint, well stocked, cozy Cafe and Bistro. Pomegranet Iced Tea was fresh and delicious. RJ Julia book store is amazing. Staff has left comments on shelves re: books -...More

Thank akdav5
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We enjoy going to this cafe. We had coffee and dessert- hostess cupcake. The cupcake was very good and flavorful. Thry order them from a gourmet bakery. They also offer a lunch menu- salad and sandwiches. The service was friendly too.

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The cafe and bistro at RJ Julia bookstore has delicious food and is a warm and welcoming spot to eat lunch, read a book, and chat, whether inside dying a chilly spring day or seated outside during the summer. Cozy pillows on the window seat...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed February 25, 2018

I know food and this place is excellent. My wife and I eat lunch here abut once per week. Food is really good for its type-- soups, sandwiches etc.. The ingredients are excellent, service very good and a thoroughly pleasant place to dine.

Thank David R
Reviewed February 24, 2018

As a local I really enjoy their food. Karen is an excellent cook and they have unique items on the menu. The place is very small so either get there early or be prepared to wait

Thank Fourfirstnames
Reviewed February 14, 2018

If you are looking for a place to grab lunch or a light dinner - you don't need the trappings of a formal setting. You just want good fresh food, served with a welcoming smile, cafe ambiance and value priced - this is the spot....More

Thank noka2018
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Annette F
November 12, 2015|
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Response from javanut | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for your interest in RJ Cafe & Bistro. The event doesn't start till 6 so I would say that 3:30 would be a great time! You can also call ahead 20-30 minutes, and if we have a wait, we will put you on the list... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3047
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 203-318-8008
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