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“Meditteranean in SLO.” 4 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
slo life
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Meditteranean in SLO.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Meditteranean in SLO. My favorite is the Giro sandwich, the meat combo plate, with side salad and pita bread/hummus. Oh yeah this is what I'm talking about, savory food!!

Visited November 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
San Luis Obispo, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 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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Paso Robles, California
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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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
49 helpful votes 49 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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Thousand Oaks
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 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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