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48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
+1 617-536-0230
10:30 - 16:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 garden or Greek salad for $8.75 has always been my favorite. Their falafel is the... More 

Thank MomBearTaxi
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles 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 the falafel platter (6). But that was just as well, since the falafel was just... More 

Thank Yaakov C
williamsburg, va
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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

Thank traveltomva1
Portland, Maine
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 for two. It was a huge amount of delicious food starting with a Greek salad... More 

Thank Elsa R
Rockaway, New Jersey
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. Three dip appetizer was also good size.

Thank Marc G
Asheville, North Carolina
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226 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Concord, Massachusetts
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363 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Newbury Street is pretty expensive. This cafe is just off Newbury Street and offers a nice break with OK food and OK atmosphere. We enjoyed the schwarma and the hummus. The waitstaff was pleasant if not well-versed in English and the service was relatively quick.

Thank Paul D
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My friends and I have been coming here for years and, obviously, enjoy it so much! Good food and not expensive, with 'specials' each day. This restaurant is set into the building, like a storefront, but don't let it fool you; it's not anything fancy, but you'll really enjoy the food.

Thank Anitabg
Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

the young lady serving at the tables was very kind indeed. servce was quick and some things weren't bad at all. but, although we said that one of us has a garlic allergy, she didn't say anything. had to take medications afterwards...

Thank cristina r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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