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Hala's Cafe and Bakery

4323 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4909
+1 904-733-1855
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (14 reviews)
“baklava” (3 reviews)
“pitas” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 18:00All hours
CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4323 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4909
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very hungry and, being from out of town, we were not familiar with places to eat in that area. Reluctantly, we took a chance and stopped at Hala's Cafe and Bakery. What a nice surprise. The food was excellent. The hummus was wonderful...More

Thank JMCKingsland_GA
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Lived nearby for years and did not know about this place! Stopped by for lunch, great service and yummy food. Had the stuffed grape leaves and Gyros. Pita bread was baked fresh--everything tasted great. So glad to have found this place!

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Food was really good and the service good as well. Food tasted very fresh and hot. A must try! The lace was packed and full of satisfied people (I think)!

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Hala Café has been putting out great food for years. My wife and I hadn't been in the area for a long time and decided to stop in for some Middle Eastern food. We hope to get back again soon.

Thank Lee386
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I had the lamb shawarma wrap and had no desire to talk with my companion once I had my first mouthful. This is food to be savored. Had to take the leftovers home and was sad there wasn't more.

Thank patbartlet
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I was looking for a place to buy baklava and the manager at Public recommended Hala. It's not to far from where we live, so I called and confirmed they had several varieties to choose from. I was not disappointed in the restaurant/bakery/grocery store. A...More

Thank ge32225
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I always worry when there are several locations for a restaurant in town and 1 or 2 closes. How will the last one be 5 years later? Better! So pleased with the food and service. The restaurant isn't fancy, but I have been in some...More

Thank JaxTravelerIam
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Great food atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone if looking for food from around the world (Mid East). Staff was friendly and accommodating!

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I miss this place so much. Often I just stop by to pick up a pack of freshly baked pita, a pint of tabouli, and a pint of hummus to share with my mom. The buffet is lovely as well, if you have time to...More

Thank imariahpapaya
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Tried the shawarma platter for lunch. Tried the chicken lamb mix which was tasty. The service was good. For dessert tried the baklava. Unfortunately it was made with sugar water and not honey. It was sweet but did not have the natural real flavour associated...More

Thank MartinR4961
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4323 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4909
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-733-1855
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