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Cafe Jaffa

48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
+1 617-536-0230
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“falafel” (33 reviews)
“schwarma” (8 reviews)
“greek salad” (8 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, American, Lebanese, Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wish I could bring this restaurant to where I live. Their falafel sandwich was excellent. I ordered it with hummus, and it was large, very tasty, and accompanied by a nice amount of potato chips. The price was very reasonable for what I received....More

Thank DZ7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick snack and happy to find this highly rated middle eastern food restaurant. The falafel was excellent, the hummous was good but the chicken Sharma, spiced well had a rubbery texture. Our meal came with a tasty Mediterranean salad. We...More

Thank hikergirl66
Reviewed 17 August 2017

As soon as you read the menu you feel as though you are in Israel I live locally but have been to Israel so i can speak with certainty about the food & the way it is presented. Great tasting & authentic......

2  Thank Meatdog624
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Solid place for a quick, cheap dinner in sweatpants. Or if you want a dinner date, also good for that. I usually get the falafel plate which I come here. Service is usually decent (mostly college kids), and the food is consistently good. Good for...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 9 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 10 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 29 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 26 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 15 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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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