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116 N Washington Ave, Frnt 2, Scranton, PA 18503-1869
570-343-3550
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great quality food.

Visited on our way to New York. We were looking for a reasonable alternative to McDonalds, Wendy's, etc. and were pleasantly surprised to find this place. All meals were tasty and the service was good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
aragona7
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Tashkent
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Tashkent
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Visited on our way to New York. We were looking for a reasonable alternative to McDonalds, Wendy's, etc. and were pleasantly surprised to find this place. All meals were tasty and the service was good.

Helpful?
Thank aragona7
Dominic S, Owner at City Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, aragona7 - Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such positive feedback. We look forward to having you back again soon! Sincerely, Dominic Saadi City Cafe (owner) More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The staff is spot on fast and friendly...the place moves! I did not know what to order...lots of choices, so I ordered the sandwich special-Porketta (or something like that). Not sure what it was but after the girl behind the counter offered me a taste, I ordered it! I think it was pork tenderloin, roasted with spices, then sliced thinly... More 

Helpful?
Thank LEandRB_on_Holiday
Dominic S, Owner at City Cafe, responded to this review

Good afternoon, LEandRB_on_Holiday - On behalf of myself and the staff at City Cafe, we can't thank you enough for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon :) Btw, great food choice! Sincerely, Dominic Saadi City Cafe (owner) More 

Tunkhannock Township, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We are so pleased to have discovered City Café in Scranton. The small café (a few outdoor tables weather permitting) is cozy, classy and warm, great for a leisurely meal. The wait staff is helpful, explaining the specials and preparation of the Mediterranean cuisine served here. All the dishes are nicely plated and service is excellent.The appetizers are delicious, especially... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bon237
Dominic S, Owner at City Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Bon237 - Thank you so much for the kind words! I look forward to sharing your positive remarks with my entire staff. We look forward to having you back! All the best, Dominic Saadi City Cafe (owner) More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Everything we have tried here is excellent! I love that they have delicious specials ever day also, so you always get to try new things. This is our favorite restaurant in Scranton!

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Thank Janet69R
Dominic S, Owner at City Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review, Janet! We'll see you again soon :) Sincerely, Dominic Saadi City Cafe (owner) More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Wow - this place is so great. Authentic, homemade Middle Eastern food at reasonable prices. Try the lentil soup and if they have stew as a special - do not miss it! The desserts are also fantastic.

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Thank Ferocity
Dominic S, Owner at City Cafe, responded to this review

"Every Day Awesome!" I LOVE that headline! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to leave such awesome feedback. It's greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Dominic Saadi City Cafe (owner) More 

Bethlehem, Pa
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Great spot just off Courthouse Square. Greek salad, fish, hummus, baba ganoush... You can't go wrong here! Service and food were excellent & fine atmosphere for a business lunch or special occasion. If I lived or worked in Scranton I would happily be a "regular" here.

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Thank janetjackson1023
Dominic S, Owner at City Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback! Don't worry, even though you can't be a regular, you'll still get first class service :) Look forward to having you back again soon. Sincerely, Dominic Saadi City Cafe (owner) More 

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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

I first ate here in 2012 and have been many times since. Every meal, for myself and my companions, has been delicious. The service is friendly. The owner clearly takes pride in the food and will make recommendations or assist if you are unfamiliar with Mediterranean fare. If you go for lunch on a weekday, try to arrive before noon... More 

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Thank Chompash
Dominic S, Owner at City Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Chompash - We can't thank you enough for your continued support! It's something that does not get overlooked. Thank you! All the best, Dominic Saadi City Cafe (owner) More 

Houston, Texas
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We loved the grilled chicken shish kabob and hummus. Dominic was wonderful, helpful and very hospitable. We can't wait to return soon!

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Thank Jeff A
Dominic S, Owner at City Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Jeff! Always enjoy your company! We'll see you again soon! Sincerely, Dominic Saadi City Cafe (owner) More 

Rochester, New York
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I love Mediterranean cuisine, but this was average, at best. We ordered the Tabbouleh, which was good, but the Pitas they served with it seemed tough/day-old. The butternut squash soup was delicious, but served lukewarm, so it was hard to enjoy it. I didn't bother sending it back because it was busy and I didn't want to disrupt dinner for... More 

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Thank gggoodgggirl
Dominic S, Owner at City Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, gggoodgggirl - I am very sorry to hear that your meal expectation fell short. I wish you would've brought this to my attention at the restaurant, so I could make it right on the spot. Although, I appreciate you bringing this to our attention on TA. We would never claim that we have a perfect track record, but we... More 

Union Dale, Pennsylvania, USA
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this was our first time at City Cafe, we ordered their sampler and a cup of lentil soup. The Falafel and soup was excellent, I personally did not care for the baba-ganoosh the humus was decent, the tabouli very good as were the grape leaves. I saw other peoples meals and they were very generous, as was ours. I would... More 

Helpful?
Thank AnnieandTeddy
Dominic S, Owner at City Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, AnnieandTeddy - I can't thank you enough for the kind remarks. My apologies that the baba-ganoosh the humus feel short of your expectations. Although, delighted to hear that everything else was to your liking! Look forward to having you back again soon! Sincerely, Dominic Saadi City Cafe (owner) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 N Washington Ave, Frnt 2, Scranton, PA 18503-1869
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton
  • Phone Number: 570-343-3550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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