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48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
617-536-0230
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent food and environment

Cafe Jaffa is a nice cheaper alternative to the restaurants in Back Bay for generic middle eastern food. Good hummus, falafel, tahini, baba ghanoush and Turkish coffee. It wouldn't be a destination spot but worth the visit if you are in the area.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cafe Jaffa is a nice cheaper alternative to the restaurants in Back Bay for generic middle eastern food. Good hummus, falafel, tahini, baba ghanoush and Turkish coffee. It wouldn't be a destination spot but worth the visit if you are in the area.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Came here for dinner on a Saturday night. We started with the mosaic plate as an appetizer - jummy humus, tahini; the baba ghanous was not our favorite. When we asked for more bread to dip in the humus, the waitress mumbled something like 'its on the way' (I think) while walking away. We ordered the mixed kabob plate, and... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Found this place as a result of researching on trip advisor. It is a funky, reasonable priced restaurant with fantastic food! The server, Kim was sweet and efficient. Highly recommend!

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Biddeford
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Only a few blocks from where Steve's Greek use to be, tucked into an alley where you'd never see it. Great food and variety, good prices, polite, if not overly friendly staff - worth a check-it-out. I know we'll be back...

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United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place has excellent food. I tried the Greek salad and falafel platter. The salad was amazing, i loved the dressing on my salad. The quantity was great for the value.Falafel plate was big with soft pita, delicious hummus, just perfect. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I had take out from Cafe Jaffa so I cannot speak to the sit-down dining experience. The food was delicious. It was my first time having Middle Eastern food and I was pleasantly surprised. We ordered one of their "for two" combos and it was a perfect amount of food. Everything was super yummy, but felt healthy and fresh. I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The place is tucked between Newbury and Boylston, by the Haynes Convention Center. It is fairly large, but spacious, the food is great and fresh, good selection of beers to go with the food too. I ordered a shishlick and hummus sandwich and it was large, freshly made and tasy. Idid not care much for the chips from the bag,... More 

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Naples, Florida
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52 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great little restaurant in the Back Bay of Boston. It serves Middle Eastern Food, Great grilled lamb kabobs , greek salads, hummus and Falafel. We love going there for lunch or taking the food to go !

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Belfast
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great casual restaurant just off Newbury Street. Big portions of food at a good price, and the staff were friendly. The only downside was that I found the hummus to be too salty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Great little Mediterranean Restaurant. We had the mixed Kabob Plate for two with a side order of Hummus & Pita bread. everything was delicious...lamb, chicken and beef with a salad and incredible rice. More then enough for two people. We took plenty of left overs home for a second meal. We will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-536-0230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, African, Greek, Middle Eastern, Café
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?