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Black Seed Cafe & Grill

131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
+1 617-338-0024
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“falafel” (6 reviews)
“wraps” (5 reviews)
“kabobs” (4 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
Cafe, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy, friendly, and prompt service at modest prices. Breakfast specials worth trying and enjoying. Located at the start of The Freedom Trail and the Aquarium, this understated cafe is a perfect start to any day in Boston. Weekdays only.

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I work near the Common and I find this place to be an great inexpensive place to grab lunch. Never too crowded, and the service is fast. I highly recommend the falafel wrap, get it with the hot sauce and the pickle. Great staff and...More

Thank Travis P
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We went for the Science Day March, so the Black Seed was packed to capacity. Despite the apparent chaos, they took orders and made food quickly. menu has a lot of vegan options, and many dishes can be eaten while standing. We only had falafel...More

Thank docbruce
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...More

Thank wanferlust_food
Reviewed 29 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
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...More

Thank kazandpaz2016
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
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...More

Thank LKWendel
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...More

Thank dschnabel2016
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...More

Thank SkipAli98
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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