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RJ Cafe & Bistro

768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3047
+1 203-318-8008
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (26 reviews)
“cupcakes” (16 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3047
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I read about this Bistro on TripAdvisor and the food sounded really good as well as the reviews. I mentioned it to a friend of mine because we were going to be shopping in Madison and she asked if it was connected to the bookstore...More

Thank dbbohner
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Quite an intimate space, but staff are always very helpful, and the menu changes quite often. The sandwiches are top notch as are the cup cakes!

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 12 September 2017

My husband and I have been going to this charming place for years. The food is simple and good, the outdoor seating perfect and the service generally ok. Not last Sunday. We sat with our dirty dishes for 30 minutes, nobody cleared them. We had...More

Thank monikad685
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We were surprised that RJ Julia bookstore has a small restaurant/cafe in the back. The servers were prompt, courteous and efficient. The food (sandwiches/gazpacho) was fine. They serve cafe-type food. We ate on the back patio area. It was not crowded on a Weds afternoon...More

Thank Jerandnanc
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here. The cafe is very cute and inviting. They serve soup, salads, sandwiches, paninis, dessert and coffee. We had dessert and coffee. We shared a chocolate cupcake and I had iced decaf coffee(refill is free). The waitress was very attentive...More

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Great food. The chaquiles are the delicious as is the clam chowder. Monica is the BEST waitress. Sit at her tables. First class service w a smile.

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The patio was quiet, but near a parking lot. The food was excellent, with many good choices. It was a nice spot for a sunny, comfortable day for lunch.

Thank sagemisty
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We came to Madison for a book signing and wanted to get something to eat afterwords. Lucky for us the book store had a cafe in the back. We all enjoyed our sandwich's and we'll probably go back.

Thank robstainedglass
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My visit for 2 people was very good as we both ordered soup and salad. Eating indoors there are only 6 or 7 tables so you may have to wait a little but the food was quite good and the service was fast.

Thank Reviewer06443
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A great place to have a relaxing light meal. As a single woman I always feel comfortable eating a meal alone here. The food is always fresh and delicious.

Thank Adventureturtle
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Annette F
13 November 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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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