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Jaffa Cafe

1308 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3177
+1 805-543-2449
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“falafel” (23 reviews)
“combo plate” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1308 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3177
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I usually just eat here for lunch but I had Jaffa cater a party of 40 for me. Even though I knew what to expect, I was so impressed with the quality, the delivery, and variety. The hummus, the baba ganoush, garlic sauce, tahini, tzaziki,...More

Thank tacowolf
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We were there for lunch. You could see the food cooking - clearly fresh and really delicious! Outdoor tables were perfect. They have indoor too. The people working there were friendly.

Thank runwalkhike
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Everything on the menu is delicious, and the portions are just right. You will not find a better gyro anywhere.

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This isn't a bad place for a quick and easy Mediterranean meal. The menu has a lot of choices, the food is good, the service is quick. We ordered a gyro salad and a chicken shawarma plate. The meats were tender, juicy and tasty. The...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

They have a varied Mediterranean menu. The food is very good and they serve relatively fast. Good beers available. I haven't tried other beverages.

Thank BrunoCarreiroDaSilva
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We picked vegetarian and got a felafel combo plate. It was so good. Just do not order their coffee!!!

Thank GinaWolfe
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The salads and pita sandwiches are great. You order at the counter and they bring the food to the table.

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Jaffa is a small restaurant run by a Palestinian family who are very,very friendly. The food was delicious but there could have been more on it on the plate.

Thank glasskate
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Two years ago, on a road trip through California, we stopped at Jaffa Cafe. The hummus and pita were amazing and we agreed to revisit the next time we were in town. Well, it took 2 years but we finally made it back. This time...More

1  Thank Louise C
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This wouldn't have been my first choice, but I wasn't leading the group. I was very pleasantly surprised at the amazing flavors in the Shawarma Pita Wraps! Now I'm sold and I'll be back!!!

Thank KniteRiter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3177
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-2449
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