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Black Seed Cafe & Grill

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131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
617-338-0024
Today
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Saturday afternoon lunch

Stopping during the mid-afternoon, I found a fresh mozzarella salad. It was freshly packed full of salad greens, green pepper ring, marinated tomatoes with herbs, and two thinly sliced fresh mozzarella. The greens were lightly moistened with the oil and herb marinade. This was delicious and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
MarlaBroton
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We were walking around looking for someplace for a healthy, affordable, and wholesome breakfast. We came across the Black Sea Café and Grill. We were pleasantly surprised. Lots of choices, healthy varieties, and reasonably priced. We each got an omelette and it came with fruit and potatoes and bread. Right off the Boston Common Gardens. Highly recommended and I will... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stopping during the mid-afternoon, I found a fresh mozzarella salad. It was freshly packed full of salad greens, green pepper ring, marinated tomatoes with herbs, and two thinly sliced fresh mozzarella. The greens were lightly moistened with the oil and herb marinade. This was delicious and a quality salad. Definitely worth the stop in to experience.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Small, quaint, great food!! I got the Falafel Plate and it was EXCELLENT! I asked to substitute the Greek salad with Babagonash and they were happy to accommodate. The tabouli, falafels, and Babagonash was the best I've ever had. Family owned, very friendly. Great value and location - across the street from Boston Common.

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Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My daughter and I were staying at the Omni Parker House and came here for breakfast. It's a small hole-in-the-wall type place. You order at the counter and they bring your food to the table. I had a spinach, tomato & feta omelet, which came with homefries, toast and fruit, and my daughter had pancakes, eggs & bacon. We both... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The 6 of us were looking for a cooked breakfast after a night at the Omni Parker. One friend found The Black Seed on TripAdvisor, and we had a very good, inexpensive breakfast there. The seating isn't fancy, but the food and latte I had were great.

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Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This little café was not what I expected when I came in from the cold. It is a deli sandwich place but also a Middle eastern kabob place. Everything freshly prepared. I chose a chicken salad panini with cranberries and walnuts in it and large chunks of real chicken. Delicious. They also serve a few breakfast items and coffees and... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

On our first day in Boston, we were looking for a place to have lunch that wasn't a fast food chain. We stumbled across this little place. We ordered the chicken kabob lunch. It came with kabob, white rice and a salad and pita bread. It was delicious and was one of our favorite lunch places while we were in... More 

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UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Found this place after asking a Boston Guide where we could eat breakfast off of a proper plate, Good selection on the menu, food is cooked to order, yoghurt with granola is good, as well as anything hot.

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ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We found this place on our last morning in Boston pity we didn't find it on the first. Breakfast was just delicious pancakes were excellent. Prices were very reasonable 6 dollars for egg bacon fruit and toast and believe me this spot was full. Staff were very friendly would high recommend it. Beside omni parker hotel.

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

When I first walked into this cafe I thought it looked a little dingy and I thought maybe I had made a bad choice but once the food arrived I revoked my sentiment. I had an omelette and it was perfection. It came with a side of toast, fried potatoes, and a small bowl of fruit, and all for $6... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-338-0024

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?