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Centre Street Cafe

669A Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
+1 617-524-9217
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
669A Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Came with a friend for an early dinner on Saturday night. Friendly atmosphere. Enjoyed red wine and a porter. Excellent Caesar salad and tasty chicken parmigiana with fresh mozzarella. Waiter was a bit nonplussed.

Thank magivey
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This is my go-to neighborhood restaurant in JP - the food is always delicious with a great wine selection, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Definitely a local gem.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is an excellent restaurant, The kitchen knows what they are doing. The tasty are subtle and intense. Italian food is their specialty. I don't usually go to Italian restaurants because I can cook Italian food, but this place is many steps above what I...More

Thank Robert S
David D, Owner at Centre Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Robert: I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent meal at the Cafe so much, and thank you for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor. We're proud of our house-made pasta and appreciate your compliment. Hope to see you again soon. Best regards,...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

This cafe has healthy tasty meals, with a small diverse menu. The Monk Fish was delicious, service was great and a good atmosphere

Thank merrilyne2015
Reviewed 7 September 2017

To be fair, McKenna's at Savin Hill is still probably the co-best breakfast I've had, but they're different genres. McKenna's is your classic American breakfast experience, done better than any other classic American breakfast place. Centre Street Cafe is a semi-swanky affair that falls into...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 20 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 24 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 21 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 669A Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-524-9217
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