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Cafe Jaffa

48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
+1 617-536-0230
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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“falafel” (34 reviews)
“greek salad” (11 reviews)
“pilaf” (2 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here various times through the years. Always satisfied with the quality of food and service. But something has changed. Went with my wife when we were in town for a convention. Looking forward to eating here. I ordered the falafel plate, she ordered...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018

We love middle eastern food and have been wanting to try Café Jaffa for a long time. Finally got there, and our first impressions should have guided our decisions. We were so disappointed with the whole experience. First, its clear that the place is old...More

1  Thank Travlisforme
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Found this great little restaurant 5 years ago and happy to find out it is still around. Great food and service at very cheap prices- especially considering this area. It's amazing to see the transformation of Newbury street in 2017 when I compare it to...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Unfortunately both food and service were average. We had expected better having read some of the reviews.

Thank willf
Reviewed 21 October 2017 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 8 October 2017 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......

4  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 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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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