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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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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 17
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
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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
Classy atmosphere and food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Bon237
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Tunkhannock Township, Pennsylvania
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Tunkhannock Township, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Bethlehem, Pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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Rochester, New York
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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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Union Dale, Pennsylvania, USA
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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 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Yesterday, we were wearily making our way to Syracuse for a young friend's graduation, when we stopped off in Scranton for a cup of expresso. The first place we found from "Around me" was closed for good, when we called another, it was also gonzo. On the third try, we found City Cafe. What we did not realize before we... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

There is no restaurant, Lebanese or otherwise with better prepared food or a more genial host. A modest but comfortable atmosphere, BYOB, an excellent selection of traditional dishes and desserts. I make this a regular stop when I am anywhere near Scranton!

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?