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Centre Street Cafe

669A Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
+1 617-524-9217
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
669A Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is an excellent restaurant, The kitchen knows what they are doing. The tasty are subtle and intense. Italian food is their specialty. I don't usually go to Italian restaurants because I can cook Italian food, but this place is many steps above what I...More

Thank Robert S
David D, Owner at Centre Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Robert: I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent meal at the Cafe so much, and thank you for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor. We're proud of our house-made pasta and appreciate your compliment. Hope to see you again soon. Best regards,...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This cafe has healthy tasty meals, with a small diverse menu. The Monk Fish was delicious, service was great and a good atmosphere

Thank merrilyne2015
Reviewed 6 September 2017

To be fair, McKenna's at Savin Hill is still probably the co-best breakfast I've had, but they're different genres. McKenna's is your classic American breakfast experience, done better than any other classic American breakfast place. Centre Street Cafe is a semi-swanky affair that falls into...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I am a middle aged woman and was dressed professionally when I entered the Center Street Cafe on 6/19/17, a Monday evening, about 7:30pm. There were at least 5 empty tables, roughly a third of the total tables in the restaurant. When I told the...More

Thank KMNicols
David D, Owner at Centre Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

We're sorry you perceived the server's honest communication as discrimination. As a small restaurant that relies heavily on positive word of mouth reviews for our success, we have no interest in turning away any of our guests, single or otherwise. I reviewed the situation with...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

After wandering the high street of Jamaica Plain, my friend & I decided on this Italian influenced eaterie. To be honest, we weren't very adventurous: my friend had grilled octopus and I had homemade meatballs. For mains we both had pastas. My spaghetti sauce was...More

Thank SouthBucksMan
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We came to Centre St. on a whim on 4/8/17. We are from out of town and happen to stumble upon this place. The breakfast was great! The special Lemon poppyseed pancake was amazing!! Highly recommend this cafe. Even if there is a short wait,...More

Thank baum713
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a tasty lunch today of an adult style grilled cheese sandwich with fontina cheese and apples and the meatball Parmesan sandwich. Both were scrumptious, and the service and prices were fast and appropriate.

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Wonderful meal here. For starters the salad special was perfectly dressed and my main, a full portion of the cacio e pepe was the best I've had outside of Italy. The portion was really large too, so if your not that hungry, the smaller portion...More

Thank stamps
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We visited Boston with friends and stayed in Jamaica Plain. On the first night, we were walking the street and seven of us stopped at the Centre Street Café for dinner. Though it's a small place, they managed to accommodate us. We had calamari as...More

Thank TheGaumonds
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered the tasting menu, which costs $44 per person. We were told the chef would prepare a special pasta, but everything was off the menu. Portions were very small and the dessert was mediocre. So do NOT order the tasting menu.

Thank CIAfan
Nearby
Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct
community unique and separate from the bustle of other
areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an
emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and
organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit
Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and
little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful,
large green space well worth a visit if you venture to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 14:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 669A Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-524-9217
  • E-mail
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