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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic and delicious. We had Koshari and Foul Moudammas, both excellent, with Baklava for dessert. All was reminiscent of our travels to Cairo. The baklava, with pistachio pieces and raspberry drizzle, was so much better than the usual, overly sweet version.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021

We always dine here when visiting family. Everything about this restaurant is a pleasure and delight. Beginning with the quaint ambiance of the restaurant to the polite/professional greeting from the waiter (son of owner). His gracious demeanor and expertise while serving is a lost art....And the food!!! So fresh and flavorful; presented beautifully!! Why this establishment is not rated 5 stars across the board is shocking to us. Highly recommend this wonderful delight to your senses!! And thanks to the proprietor who delivers love and pride in every dish!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

There were 6 of us for dinner. Our first time at the restaurant located in Cobblestone Village. The restaurant is nice looking inside with Egyptian decorations. The owner was alone to take our order, prepare the good, and clean up. We all enjoyed the humus,...green salads, chicken kabobs, shrimp etc. my husband and I had just gotten back a week ago from Egypt and were happy to have a wide assortment of Egyptian food to have. We would definitely go back for lunch or dinnerMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed July 6, 2019

For a variety of reasons it has been a while since we dined at Cafe 28. We are pleased to report it is even better and that at least on the night we were there others agreed with us. Usually we reserve a table but...this time we didn't. We were seated without delay and served throughout by Kyle who was both front of the house, waiter, busboy and educator. We split an appetizer - eggplant - and salad. She had striped bass and I the salmon. It was topped off by an exraordinary rice/bread pudding and accompanied by rosewater in a pitcher and byob wine. Kyle explained that some of the chairs were being replaced but otherwise the decor and ambiance were perfect for enjoying both fine food and conversation. We should not take so long to visit Cafe 28 again. Reservations in the future may be a good idea...just in case.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Wow! How have I missed this place? Authentic, delicious falafel, baba ganouj and hummus. Excellent kofta. All served with pita. Chef/owner prepares the meal and serves it. Cozy spot with Egyptian decor and music. Seriously couldn’t have asked for anything else. Very impressed. Such an...amazing find if you’re looking for something different that simply hits the spot!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

The food here is prepared with care and attention to quality ingredients. We started with za'atar and cheese. Thyme and akawi cheese made a perfect combination. Entrees included meat koftas and mousakka. The koftas we're perfectly spiced and perfectly presented. The mousakka was excellent. The...atmosphere is very inviting. Be adventurous and explore this wonderful quisine.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Found this place by chance,WHAT A SCORE! Started with a fresh feta salad, a plate of meat and cheese with pita bread,ended with Lamb Kabobs. Do make sure to have the fresh Tea yummy! We will become Regulars and bring are grown children:) Just a...overall delightful experience.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing surprise to have found this restaurant! Great food and the staff cannot be any better! Thank you guys!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Small family byob restaurant. We started dining here in Spring, 2017 (right after they opened). Always had good meals. Last eve, started with hot appetizer of roasted eggplant casserole, $10. Then, pan seared striped bass $18 and lamb shank special $28. Everything was delicious (and...generous portions). Service good by Chef Muhammad's son. Pleasant ambiance.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We found this randomly looking for lunch in Ocean- really happy with the food! The cafe 28 special is perfect for lunch- babaghanoush, hummus, marinated eggplant, falafel, some chicken, and a little salad with flatbread. Food was great and the owner was our server. Prices...were really reasonable. I’ll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Cafe 28 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5