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Black Seed Cafe & Grill

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131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
+1 617-338-0024
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

It is a small cafe located right by Boston Common. I have tried a couple of their wraps and they all have been amazing; my favorite one, portobello chicken with extra hummus. The prices were very reasonable considering that it is located in Boston. Wraps can be between 6-8 dollars. I think it is worth to give it a try.

Thank wanferlust_food
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Never try it again. Very rude and unpleasant staff. I didn't get what i ordered. Totally disappointing place. It was the worst cafe I've ever tried.

Thank Syamak F
Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Went here for early breakfast on thanksgiving morning as we were from the uk , we didn't expect everywhere to be closed, good cafe nice and warm, had breakfast sandwich which were Luke warm , and not toasted as well as we would like not cheap , at 3.95 for two slices of toast with a egg in it

Thank kazandpaz2016
Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great prices and good food. Service is fast and friendly. Great selection from pancakes to breakfast sandwiches!!!

Thank Lily L
Westfield, New Jersey
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439 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This cafe is located right outside the T/Subway station and so convenient. They have wraps, paninis and falafels. We ordered the Dr Goat panini, the Chicken Kafka, and the Falafel wrap and a chocolate milkshake for our party all for $28! Very tasty, fast service and smoke seating. Hit the spot!!

Thank LKWendel
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This was a totally random selection, we were making our way to the food trucks, and decided it was too hot to keep walking and too hot to eat outside. The Black Seed is located at the north eastern corner on Boston Commons park. It is an order at the counter low cost, informal restaurant. We ordered Falafel plates and... More 

Thank dschnabel2016
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

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
Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

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 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

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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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cafe, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-0024

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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

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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.
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