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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

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh, homemade and casual.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
slp54me
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Virginia
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

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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CONCORD
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164 reviews 164 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is always a pleasure when you find a restaurant that does their food fast and well. I stopped in here with my family for breakfast a couple of times and was not disappointed either time. We had omelettes (they could have used just a touch more flavouring), smoothies, muffins, juice and fruit and everything was very good. The prices... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went here Saturday morning to get some breakfast. You order at the counter then they let you know when your order is ready. We were the only ones ordering at the time, so our breakfast sandwiches and smoothies came out quickly. The sandwiches were just what we were looking for! There are about a dozen small tables to sit... More 

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Melbourne
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215 reviews 215 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This isn't the most glamorous-looking place but it's great value for money and serves up some very tasty kabobs. It also has free wi-fi (the password is very helpfully provided on your receipt) and you can eat in or take out and sit in Boston Common on a sunny day - just across the road. Perfect for a quick lunch... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cheap breakfast spot, with really good food. Quick too! A local favorite! Also has ethnic food, which I didn't try, but looked good.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

It's a great place for good, fresh, grilled lunch. At least once a week, I take out their greek salad with grilled chicken. It's fresh, good and healthy. Often my company orders from here for group lunches and the kabobs, grilled salmon are all good.

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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: Café
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?