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Centre Street Cafe

) #775 of 2,437 Restaurants in Boston €€ - €€€ American, Vegetarian Friendly
669A Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130-2556
+1 617-524-9217
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“doughnuts” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
669A Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130-2556
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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
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Small and intimate restaurant. Went on a Sunday afternoon for dinner and was not crowded. Had the calamari for an appetizer. Was tasty and not chewy at all. Had the lasagna for dinner. Had only the half portion which was adequate as it is very...More

Thank robertinma
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Was here on Valentine's day for brunch - the first time I've been since they reopened. The food was GOOD. The type I'd like to have every day if I could. They had a doughnut special that was really tasty. I'd recommend for anyone looking...More

Thank Eliza D
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a wonderful meal at this location. Inventive twists on pasta and ceasar salad and baked oysters. Our waiter did not smile once for our service that night. Other staff seemed friendly, ours, not so much. Pricey with the additional tip charges tacked on.

Thank Ada5011
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
...More
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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
Good for
Child-friendly
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 Street, 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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