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Fatima's Cafe

43 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01605-1264
+1 508-762-9797
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“samosas” (19 reviews)
“chapatti” (6 reviews)
“chai” (4 reviews)
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
43 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01605-1264
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Our daughter just began college in Worcester so we are new to restaurants here. We stopped here for lunch and the owner was so friendly and extremely helpful in making our lunch choices. We tried a variety of meals and all were delicious. We will...More

Thank Cheri R
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

So happy that we stopped for lunch at Fatima’s Cafe on our way from NYC to New Hampshire. Wonderful East African home cooking. We ate great mixed veg and spicy lentil samosas - different from our local South Asian ones- and chicken and veg stews...More

Thank Karolyn H
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Hands down the best samosas I've ever tasted. Fatima is amazing! Do yourself a favor and go to this restaurant!

Thank BillyC12345
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I searched for a well rated place to stop for a meal on the way to the Worcester airport and our choice did not disappoint! The gracious owner with a kind and courteous disposition assisted us with our order (chai tea, mixed...More

Thank reelkuhl
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Fatima's is great - I've now been a few times. Fatima herself cooks, and her husband Omar works the front of the house. The food is simple, healthy and delicious - with Somali, Ethiopian and Kenyan menu options. On this visit I had the East...More

Thank satrse
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Fabulous fresh cooked food, and the owners (who are also the servers) know vegan very well. Most of the food is cooked separately so it's easy to get veggies, lentils and bread or cornmeal only. My only criticism is that the greens were very salty,...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing staff!! The samosas were delicious, I had mixed veggie and beef and both were too delicious for words. My Kenyan chai was incomparable and left me wanting more. The staff was so helpful and very kind! The nan is impeccable! GO HERE...More

Thank steedj2014
Reviewed May 14, 2018

All I can say is if you are in Worcester, please dine at Fatima's. They are wonderful people, from our waiter to the kitchen staff. It's like having dinner at someone's house, they are so warm and inviting. Couple that with their delicious food and...More

Thank StarvingRaggie
Reviewed May 8, 2018

My family and I stopped by for lunch on Saturday at Fatima's Cafe. Don't let the smallness or ambience of the place trick you! The food was delicious and the menu was not the typical fare! We had Ugali with Sukuma, Ethiopian platter, and Somali...More

Thank NiviSam
Reviewed December 30, 2017

and the food was superb. The ugali with sukuma was divine. The samosas were light and flavorful. Everything was cooked fresh with care. The service was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was unpretentious. Another reviewer described the restaurant as hiding in plain site, and that...More

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Darshana S
September 27, 2017|
Response from Timothy D | Reviewed this property |
Why not call them? 508-762-9797 p.s. Their Samosas are really good!
March 31, 2017|
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Response from Timothy D | Reviewed this property |
Not wanting to contradict, but yes it IS BYOB . . . we have BOOB a few times.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01605-1264
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +1 508-762-9797
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