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1308 Monterrey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3128
805-543-2449
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic, delicious middle eastern foods

Always appealing and freshly made foods! They've moved to a newer building on Monterey and Johnson, which lacks some of the charm of an older building but, hey! It's delicious, it's better than Petra's (although doesn't offer pizza) and the staff is genial and warm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Joe G
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Oceano
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Oceano
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Always appealing and freshly made foods! They've moved to a newer building on Monterey and Johnson, which lacks some of the charm of an older building but, hey! It's delicious, it's better than Petra's (although doesn't offer pizza) and the staff is genial and warm.

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Pismo Beach, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

That's right! After enjoying a nice lunch of their delicious Mediterranean salad with pita, I stopped to pay at the cashier. Seeing a tray of baklava I asked about it and was told that

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Lakeport, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Stop here!! I don't know what more I can say. The staff is friendly, the food is perfection, no long waits, plenty of seating indoor and outdoor, many scrumptious meals to choose from, and very modestly priced. Go now!

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Paso Robles, CA
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Same excellent food with a classier location. I loved the outdoor patio. Good spot to watch people. Has a parking lot which is unusual in SLO.

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Do the combo plate and you won't be disappointed with the variety of your selections. I always enjoy the gyro and the lentil soup too. Don't forget the sauce bar if you won't a little more excitement. They also have draft beer and wine that changes as well.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Ordered two meals "to go". Lamb Shawarma Plate and Gyro Plate. Pita was nice and warm and tasty. The lamb was dry and was sprinkled on a thin layer of iceberg lettuce and tomato slices, along with a dab of hummus and a small container of tahineh sauce. The Gyro Plate had the same fixings, and the meat was somewhat... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Had a couple of meals here (take-out) during a business trip. The food was fresh and tasty. Friendly staff and good atmosphere for sit down meals as well.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Searched this out following TA reviews. It was very nice and tasty and a nice alternative to the usual choices that you have. But personally being well travelled and having had lots of mediteranian, Middle eastern food, I found it no more than nice. Not as one review States, meditaranian food at its best. If it's the only local one,... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Never disappointed...love the swarma, used to always get chicken, then tried the steak. Yum!! Tender and tastey!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

The people are friendly and really care about your experience. The food is exceptional, we eat at Jaffa at least two times per week. Love this place!!!

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Additional Information about Jaffa Cafe

Address: 1308 Monterrey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3128
Phone Number: 805-543-2449
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1308 Monterrey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-543-2449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?