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Cafe Jaffa

48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
+1 617-536-0230
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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“falafel” (32 reviews)
“greek salad” (10 reviews)
“pilaf” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Middle Eastern, American, Lebanese, Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
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1 - 10 of 110 reviews

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

It's always a nice surprise to find lamb shawarma, even if it is blended with beef; it was definitely the star of our dinner. Everything else, from the baba-ganoush to the falafel and pita bread, was extremely ordinary.

1  Thank 1caringmom
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It was my spouse that had the lamb kebab plate, and he said he'd never had meat so tough he literately couldn't chew it without hurting his jaw. I tasted it and it was nicely flavored, but he could not finish it because of not...More

Thank NorthArrow
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in this place and what a nice surprise. Chicken kabob and rice plate was very good and generous portion. Plain decor but attentive and friendly service.

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Many restaurants have come and gone on Newbury and Boylston Streets over the past 26 years... But, Cafe Jaffa remains. A testament to the restaurant's great food, good prices, and friendly staff/owners. The daily specials are a steal - Monday's falafel sandwich, chips, and a...More

Thank MomBearTaxi
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cafe Jaffa has great Greek Coffee and cuisine. Sure to please you taste buds until you can return to Greece again.

Thank John B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I got the houmus falafel combo platter while my wife ordered the falafel platter. For some strange reason, the combo platter was much smaller than the falafel platter, even though it was significantly pricier. And there were fewer (4) falafels in the combo than in...More

Thank Yaakov C
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great tasting food. Use of spices was excellent. Quality, Price,Value and service all on par. Very friendly staff.

1  Thank traveltomva1
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to the delightful Cafe Jaffa will certainly not be our last! We are Middle Eastern food aficionados and this sweet little restaurant did not disappoint. The service - thank you, Anna - was charming, attentive and kind. We had the Jaffa Feast...More

1  Thank Elsa R
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Picked up dinner for the whole crew. Got kabob platters, schwarma salads and apps. All were delicious and very generous portions at very fair prices. Meat was properly cooked but still tender and juicy. All salads were good size with plenty of feta and veggies....More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch. We were disappointed in the middle eastern food. Didn't finish the plates. Sad, as we were excited going in. Perhaps our expectations were too high...

1  Thank Kevin C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-0230
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