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Black Seed Cafe & Grill

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131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Popped in here for wrap for lunch and excellent service - wide choice but I went for a chicken wrap and it was delicious. The falafel looked good and the tahini and salad all fresh . Freshly prepared, chicken tasty and a great stop near Boston Common . If you want a decent lunch , at a decent price $... More 

Thank SkipAli98
Albany, New York
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is located on Tremont St, near Boston downtown crossing. When one enters, this place doesn't look like much. It's small, cozy place with basic tables and walk up ordering in a regular location. Just as your average breakfast and lunch sandwich shop. But I must admit that food is delicious. The food is always cooked to order and... More 

Thank rusticalley
Seattle, Washington, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for pretty much anything to eat after three hours waiting for / watching the 4th of July flireworks. Just when we'd almost given up, we saw the lights on at Blackseed. For how hectic and busy they were, the staff were friendly and the falafel wrap was really, really good. Cheap eats with fresh veggies, herbs and... More 

Thank Maggie A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I loved this place! One of the best vegetarian burgers I've ever had. And it was really cheap comparing to other places - 7 dollars for a big burger and a lot of fries. Mhmmm... Wish I lived in Boston ;-).

Thank skwareek
Coral Springs, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is an awesome little cafe, great menu and super affordable. We ate here for breakfast after passing all the chain options and so glad we did. The place was clean and staff very friendly. Breakfast was cheap and plentiful, eggs, bacon, toast, potatoes and fruit all delicious. The hot chocolate was excellent too.

Thank mysteryscorpio
Knoxville, Tennessee
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215 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

In March, I traveled to the 42nd NSBE Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. It was my first visit to Boston. I stayed at Hyatt Hotel – Downtown. There were numerous restaurants and activities to keep yourself busy in downtown. I was looking for a good, affordable place for breakfast. I came across the Black Seed Café & Grill for breakfast. In... More 

Thank DrGreen2009
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Love the place. Good food, nice service and quite cheap for what u get. Recommended!! Will come again, for breakfast this time

Thank aWashingtonian
Rutland, Vermont
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We were looking for a quick bite before the theater. This place was perfect. So many great choices. I had a chicken portabella hot wrap with spinach and balsamic. Absolutely delicious. My date had a grilled lamb hot wrap, which included lettuce, feta, scallions, red pepper and tomato. He also loved his. Would definitely go back.

Thank SewFine802
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I stayed in Nine Zero Hotel.. They recommend me this place and we o every day.. It is very...Goooood . For nice brunch or breakfast they have nice staff good food at great price wich is great when you are with kids..

Thank Verico18
Overland Park, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Boston can be an expensive place to dine, but there are low budget options with decent food. I was looking for some breakfast that wasn't the expensive hotel type, or captive audience at a convention center that was close to me. Black Seed Cafe fit the bill, it is off the Boston Commons and I would say probably a place... More 

Thank Carol D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Fast Food, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-338-0024

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

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.