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Black Seed Cafe & Grill

131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317 (Downtown)
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Ranked #1,059 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Café
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
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140 reviews 140 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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204 reviews 204 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Boston, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Ducked into cafe before a day of sightseeing. Egg white veggie omelet adequate, served w/ fresh fruit and home fries, both good. Partner had French toast breakfast special. Over easy eggs served w/ both yolks broken. Coffee mediocre. Service and location good.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I thought the food was pretty tasty and very fresh, but personally I don't like all the plasticware and styrofoam. I wish they had reusable stuff if you're not getting take-out.

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Trinity, NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My daughter and I were coming back to the Nine Zero on a rainy Thursday night about 9:15. We wanted something sweet, so we saw the Black Seed Café and decided to try it. We split a piece of delicious, moist carrot cake. It was quite good and just what we wanted. I wish we had had time to eat... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This little place served an unexpectedly good breakfast! Given that what it advertises is mostly Greek food for a lunch or dinner, I was skeptical. But the egg wrap was fresh and delicious! Service was fast and friendly, and the prices were right. The coffee was rich and strong.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Plastic knives, forks, plates and food. I cannot think of anything else to say. UGH....But walk one block on to Thinking Cup - busy busy busy nice.

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