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Centre Street Cafe

$$ - $$$
Jamaica Plain
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669A Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130-2556
+1 617-524-9217
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 14:30
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Watervliet, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We came to Centre St. on a whim on 4/8/17. We are from out of town and happen to stumble upon this place. The breakfast was great! The special Lemon poppyseed pancake was amazing!! Highly recommend this cafe. Even if there is a short wait, wait! You will NOT be disappointed!

Thank baum713
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a tasty lunch today of an adult style grilled cheese sandwich with fontina cheese and apples and the meatball Parmesan sandwich. Both were scrumptious, and the service and prices were fast and appropriate.

Thank Eric B
Level Contributor
73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Wonderful meal here. For starters the salad special was perfectly dressed and my main, a full portion of the cacio e pepe was the best I've had outside of Italy. The portion was really large too, so if your not that hungry, the smaller portion availability is a nice option. Was great to see a glass of Santorini Assyrtiko on... More 

Thank stamps
Hammond, Ontario
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited Boston with friends and stayed in Jamaica Plain. On the first night, we were walking the street and seven of us stopped at the Centre Street Café for dinner. Though it's a small place, they managed to accommodate us. We had calamari as an appetizer. Very good! Some of us had spaghetti. Also very good. Others had chicken... More 

Thank TheGaumonds
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered the tasting menu, which costs $44 per person. We were told the chef would prepare a special pasta, but everything was off the menu. Portions were very small and the dessert was mediocre. So do NOT order the tasting menu.

Thank CIAfan
Level Contributor
19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Small and intimate restaurant. Went on a Sunday afternoon for dinner and was not crowded. Had the calamari for an appetizer. Was tasty and not chewy at all. Had the lasagna for dinner. Had only the half portion which was adequate as it is very rich. My guest had the pasta with a red sauce - was OK not special.... More 

Thank robertinma
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Was here on Valentine's day for brunch - the first time I've been since they reopened. The food was GOOD. The type I'd like to have every day if I could. They had a doughnut special that was really tasty. I'd recommend for anyone looking for an off the path and different place for brunch!

Thank Eliza D
Nova Scotia, Canada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a wonderful meal at this location. Inventive twists on pasta and ceasar salad and baked oysters. Our waiter did not smile once for our service that night. Other staff seemed friendly, ours, not so much. Pricey with the additional tip charges tacked on.

Thank Ada5011
Cheshire, Connecticut
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Myself and two others were looking for a delicious brunch and we found it at Centre Street Café. The café is small but comfortable. The staff is delightful. I ordered the omelet of the day, very creative and delicious. One guest ordered the Eggs Benedict which were superb. Hash browns were the best ever. Just a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Sistwin
Boston, MA
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We celebrated my daughter's birthday here with a family dinner. It was, as usual, delightful. Our three-year-old granddaughter accompanied us, and was immediately given crayons and paper which, along with grilled cheese and pasta off the kids' menu, occupied her for the entire evening. Excellent service, delicious food and an interesting and reasonably-priced wine list made for a wonderful celebration.... More 

Thank travelgman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 669A Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130-2556
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-524-9217

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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 Jamaica Plain

Neighbourhood Profile
Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct community unique and separate from the bustle of other areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful, large green space well worth a visit if you venture to JP.
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