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Temptations Cafe

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1350 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-3201
+1 617-739-4400
07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
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Providence, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very good sandwiches! casual atmosphere replete with the obligatory half dozen patrons on laptops! ha ha Conveniently located between Holiday Inn and Courtyard by Marriott for travelers

Thank Ted G
Boston, Massachusetts
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425 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Quite a good option in this neighborhood! Espresso was excellent, the sandwiches are great. Note that in spite of Yelp saying free wifi, they have a sign inside that says wifi is turned off on weekends due to demand for seating, but if you have a Comcast account this is no problem as there is a very strong signalf for... More 

Thank David P
Watertown, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I was drawn in by the menu tent on the sidewalk with a the special: Labneh Toast, with grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, cucumbers, mint, and olive oil. It was fantastic. 2 slices of toast—your choice of Iggy's (best bread in the Boston area) Sour Dough or 7 Grain. Smeared on top with labneh, Greek yogurt strained to eliminate the whey.... More 

Thank jillalex
Boston, MA
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Clean. Food is decent. Menu hasn't changed in years. Plenty of seating, wireless. Prices range from reasonable (entrees) to way overpriced breakfast sandwiches.

Thank JawsBoston
Brookline, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Came here for a quick lunch. I had the Caesar salad and my friend had the Cobb salad. Both salads were ready within about 5 minutes of ordering....then the wait. Eventually we found a vacant table and had a good lunch. The only negative that I give to this place is that it is difficult to find a table. The... More 

Thank supersums
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Been there only once, with two other people. Everybody had panini and was happy with it! Great location, good service.

Thank Izudin L
Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

While not technically bad, this cafe is nothing special in an area that has a lot to offer. Most recently I was here on the weekend, and found that they do not offer wifi during the weekends. This, along with their uneventful food selection and sterile environment mean that I'll be passing this place by in the future. The tea... More 

Thank Native_Maine-ah
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Temptations has great sandwiches, excellent coffee (especially lattes), and the best iced tea in town. The smoothies are also excellent, made with just fruit, fruit juice, and ice.

Thank Icee258
Williamsburg, Virginia
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Beware - the Tempations website prices are wrong. I ordered online a takeout lunch for 4 people and when I went to pick it up they charged a dollar more for each item, e.g., $8.95 instead of $7.95. I asked to speak to the manager but was informed that he/she was not there. I was told that they were aware... More 

Thank dave809
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Love this sandwich cafe...where else can you get prosciutto, mozzarella and fig spread on a panini?yummy!! They also don't seem to have any problems with substitutions and have been very accommodating! The prices are fair and reasonable here as well. A+

Thank CJD_Brookline

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1350 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-3201
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-739-4400

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