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Black Seed Cafe & Grill

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131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
617-338-0024
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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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
NICE PLACE

Went for breakfast and lunch. Food was very good and the owners very hospitable. True it is a small locale with limited seating/tables, but the food and price make up for that. Will definitively go breakfast again tomorrow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
PETER Z
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Miami, Florida
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English first
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went for breakfast and lunch. Food was very good and the owners very hospitable. True it is a small locale with limited seating/tables, but the food and price make up for that. Will definitively go breakfast again tomorrow.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I attend the church next door, so this is a frequent stop on Sundays. Whether I just want a quick bagel to go or decide to stay and grab a full breakfast, the food is always tasty, freshly cooked and I love that they serve Halal meats.mi can rarely get turkey bacon at localcafe joints. The chicken kebab with rice... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a scrubby little place. I have no idea how others have given it such high reviews. The condition of the kitchen gave me pause, but I went for the very specific reason that I was hungry for falafel. The falafel itself was ok, but instead of being served in Mideastern flat bread was served in some grotesque orange... More 

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Gresham, OR
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very quick food offering a solid selection of hot and cold wraps and burgers with many types of patties (chicken, beef, and some non-meat selections). Drinks by the bottle or can.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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24 restaurant reviews
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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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Cafe
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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