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Aya's Cafe

2129 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1307
+1 215-567-1555
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“falafel” (8 reviews)
“kabobs” (2 reviews)
“mussels” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2129 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1307
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This evening my wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Aya's Cafe. The food was excellent , the service extremely friendly and efficient and the atmosphere relaxing and pleasant. This appears to be a family run place that everyone takes great pride in. Portions...More

Thank spiegs882016
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice setting Very good food Very reasonable prices Very nice service Located away from the downtown crowds, Aya offers a nice get-a-way. Middle Eastern menu. BYOB. No immediate parking but parking lots are near by.

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This place has many pros: 1-nice atmosphere 2-amazing portions 3-delicious dishes especially moussaka 4-great service *I wanted to see the Egyptian owner of this place and I knew there are two owners. Met Mr. Adel and he is a very friendly person. *The next day...More

Thank Cyrinaaaaa
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a small cafe with delicious food and terrific service. We were all delighted with our choices. We were walking so parking was not an issue for us, but nearly all cities have downtown parking issues and Philadelphia is no different in this regard--we...More

Thank aktraveler443
Reviewed 12 October 2016

First of all parking is very inconvenient. Have to circle around the block to find a meter. Then you need to keep going out and feed the meter with tons of quarters. Ambience is the best part of the café. It is pretty cozy inside....More

Thank FLX
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Aya's is a standby for business lunches for me and many colleagues. The falafel is outstanding--crisp, flavorful, fully cooked and not greasy. It is just amazing. LIkewise, the hummus and pita are amazing. Well, then there are the delicious kabobs, and if you have space,...More

Thank jlb50001
Reviewed 26 August 2016

They have a number of delicious vegetarian options and also were extremely accommodating for allergy issues.

Thank FellowTaveler2
Reviewed 25 April 2016

After an afternoon at the Academy of Natural Sciences, went to Aya's Cafe for an early dinner with my husband, two kids and my dad. The lighting was very low, but we got used to that quickly. Our server was very attentive. She gave some...More

Thank DaisySue6
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Quiet, friendly place with excellent Greek food. We had a chicken shish kabab served over a feta salad. BYOB

Thank BRMiss
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This restaurant is a gem. The food was fresh and delicious. Service top notch. Well worth the visit.

Thank Cananom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2129 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1307
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-567-1555
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