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Jaffa Cafe

1308 Monterrey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3128
805-543-2449
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Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We like to sit out on the patio and watch everyone watching us as they walk/drive by. The food selection is great, the service is great, the quality is great, but the ambiance? Well, let's just say you wouldn't visit Jaffa for an anniversary or other celebration. But, for day to day food, you can't beat it.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Jaffa Cafe is enjoyed by everyone in town. It is informal, and the food is delicious. The menu offers a variety of Mediterranean cuisine, which is prepared fresh daily. It has been voted by our community to have the best Mediterranean food 7 years in a row. Whether you are a visitor or a local you will always feel welcome.... More

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Morro Bay, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Dining at Jaffa Café is a unique experience. It actually re-defines "casual dining." First, you help yourself to your desired beverages (unusual beer selections and soft drinks). If you want a glass, you go to the counter and ask for it. No charges are made or recorded. At the end of your meal you just tell the cashier what you... More

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Morro Bay, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Delicious gyros and other Middle Eastern food. Very friendly and pleasant. You order food at the counter, but pay after eating your meal. Very sincere, friendly and trusting owner!

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ARROYO GRANDE
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food at a reasonable price. We go there often. Each cafe is owned by brothers from the city of Jaffa. They are very friendly, and you will feel like They're old friends quickly.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This cafe recently opened a smaller cafe in Arroyo Grande, which sorely needs decent eateries. While the ambiance is nothing to go back for, the incredible and spicey Turkish coffee is a reason to drop in for lunch or a snack. So is the very friendly owner, who is almost always behind the counter and always courteous. The Middle Eastern... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food. Best falafels. Friendly people and great prices. Very casual atmosphere where you order and pick up at counter.

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Cambria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Jaffa has been a long time favorite. Whether we stop by while out and about in SLO, call in an order to pick up or go for a date night the hospitality and service are only the beginning of the experience. If you are in the mood for Falafel, lamb/chicken Shawarma or even Kebab, there are options to have it... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I crave the homemade baklava they sell at the register. My first visit here the owner/manager asked me if I've ever tried his baklava...noticing how he took proud ownership of them, I had to try them. He gave me one free because I told him it was my first trip ever and since them I was hooked!! I've even bought... More

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San Jose, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Great falafel and tahini sauce. Humus same ol, same ol. Bread not so great. Quick service and friendly staff. First visit a bit confusing on how to order and no idea on portion size or what is included. Noisy café style. But food was really good and price is great. Would definitely go again.

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