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Saffron Cafe

621 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
+1 317-917-0131
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
621 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Friday evening for dinner. The place wasn’t crowded, and we were able to get a table straight away. The chef is Moroccan and his American wife acts both as front of house and waits the tables. The service and attention are...More

Thank Pushkin007
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Excellent dinner, cozy atmosphere very friendly and helpful staff, never waited for anything, music perfect compliment to the dining experience.

Thank Josh W
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

I can’t even begin to tell you how much we enjoy Chef Senossi and his restaurant. He is so welcoming and his good brings back such great memories of being in Morocco. The tagines are great, the couscous is wonderful and the desserts are just...More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Not the best Middle Eastern in the city, but our tajines (one beef, one chicken) were quite good. Humus was uninspired. Service was fine the look is fun.

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Saffron is a quaint little independent Moroccan restaurant near Mass Ave district. Service was good and you can be seated inside or outside the front door in an enclosed tent-like area. We ordered the Greek salad (diced tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, chickpeas and kalamata olives,...More

1  Thank elliottq
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The Saffron Cafe is a GREAT little restaurant with a very attentive staff. My wife loves the food and wants to go there every time we are in Indianapolis. The Saffron is very subtle and wonderful. Trip Advisor has them listed as OPEN on Mondays,...More

Thank David R
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Most of my last review still stands. My food was warm not hot and the flavors did not pop as much. I am wondering if they tried to dumb it down for Americans. It was still tasty though. As always the service was intermittent. The...More

Thank homeless-dancer
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We went with reasonable expectations but they were belied. Food is not tasty and dull. The appetizers, entrees were below average. Moroccan food tastes far better than what Saffron Cafe served us. The only thing that excited the taste buds was the Mascarpone Layer Cake....More

Thank LalaAcharya
Reviewed April 12, 2017

fantastic decor and food presentation. The portions were quick generous and staff was very friendly. I would have given it a five , but I found it pricey.

1  Thank 709ssk
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We thought the food was just good, but not as highly seasoned as we expected from Moroccan cuisine. The food was served just warm. Since we waited an hour to received our entrees, I wonder if thy food sat awhile before it was served to...More

Thank IowaCityMD
Management response:Responded January 4, 2017

I'm sorry that you didn't like it more. It's our goal to serve the food as fast and fresh as possible -- we certainly don't want to leave it sitting. It sounds like we dropped the ball in this instance, and I apologize for that....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-917-0131
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