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Purple Onion Cafe

44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
+1 978-465-9600
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (18 reviews)
“wraps” (8 reviews)
“chili” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was pleasant and the food was pretty good, though they ran out of guacamole so a little bland. The problem was the bathroom - absolutely filthy. Even worse than Anchor Pizza, which has a famously dirty bathroom. I used the ladies room AFTER...More

Thank Ilene
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The menu is somewhat limited but the food is healthy and delicious. It's in the heart of downtown and offers a great location to sit inside and out.

Thank Evan C
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to stop here for some lunch whilst wandering around the town for the afternoon. I had a Cuban wrap which was on the specials menu & my wife had a spicy chicken rice bowl. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her meal. Mine was ok,...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a nice sandwich shop with lots of alternatives like stir fry bowls and such. Lots to choose from on their menu as well as adjust to your own taste. What is even more important is that they are pretty quick!

Thank Mgcutter
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A place advertising the best gazpacho ever has a lot to live up to. The good The gazpacho was very good... thought not the best I've ever had by a long shot. (That title goes to Raucha in Union Sq Somerville... which no longer exists.)...More

Thank LexGSR
Reviewed 7 May 2017

3 sandwiches drinks soda we were told chips came with our sandwiches I expected potato chips and got a handful of tortilla chips. My roast beef sandwich had zero taste, another buffalo wrap was so hot my daughter couldn't eat it, lips were burning, but...More

Thank gouthro46
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Had a wonderful chicken salad wrap but two sandwiches were $30.00- two drinks & a bag of chips. Great little cafe just very pricey- however everything is freah.

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The vegetarian chili was pretty good. The black bean lime rice bowl was terrible, like leftovers with a poor acid balance. The veggie rice bowl was overwhelmed with onions, and was very sweet. We are lacto-ovo vegetarians, and make far better rice bowls at home...More

1  Thank FQTVLR
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Vegans and vegetarians will love the variety of food. Everything was good, and they gave you plenty of food, served with tortilla chips. Nice outdoor sitting area.

Thank SnapshotNewEngland
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place is wonderful! I often get lunch here, when I can find parking. The hearthstone ham sandwich is to die for! And they have awesome BBQ pulled pork on special sometimes. Totally worth getting when available! Their vegetarian chili is also awesome, it has...More

Thank Alexandra_Brook
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-9600
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