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“Good enough” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Jaffa Cafe

Jaffa Cafe
1308 Monterrey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3128
805-543-2449
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Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
San Luis Obispo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

It looks like they are renovating. I was hoping to pick up some harissa, but the little grocery is gone. The sandwiches were just ok. The pita tasted like it was made with baking powder in addition to yeast. Not good.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Paso Robles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Feels like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

If you have been to Jaffa or Soho (UK), you will feel right at home at this place. Adnan is a gracious host and a reason by himself to visit. Adam is the surly chef, but he will give you a smile if you are a regular. The food is perfect as is the wild ambiance. It get's very busy around lunch time. I recommend calling in your order and taking it to Cuesta Park. And people - tip the cooks please.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, California
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Excellent Greek Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Jaffa Cafe is the original Greek food restaurant in San Luis Obispo. They cannot be beat, they have all the traditional Greek favorites. The inside of the restaurant is also like a Greek grocery store, offering a lot of imported food items.

Jaffa Cafe is located right next to Petra, which is another Greek food restaurant that is literally right next door. While there is a lot of debate over which one is better, I'd point you towards Jaffa.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Simply Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stopped in on the way home to SoCal based on the good reviews. Tried the gyro and lentil soup daily special and it was terrific. The reviews were right on...one of the best gyros I've had in a long time. Pita was fresh and soft and the gyro was loaded with meat. The soup was excellent as well. Be aware that they are moving soon to Monterey Ave about a block from their current location.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not worthy”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Lamb pita was gritty almost every bite. just terrible. The dolmas were average If the food wad great I could could easily overlook the ambiance terrible. I've never been to Israel so maybe its accurate but this place looked straight outta slums and had no AC.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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