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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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  • 3
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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
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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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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CONCORD
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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?