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Aya's Cafe

2129 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1307
+1 215-567-1555
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good40%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pita bread” (5 reviews)
“baklava” (5 reviews)
“rice pudding” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2129 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1307
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alyssa is a welcoming small restaurant in a residential part of Philadelphia a few blocks west of center city. A couple of years ago we walked by, took a chance and had a lovely dinner. We have been back every three or four months and...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We visit Philadelphia three times a year and this was our fourth visit to Aya’s Café in the last 18 months. As usual we started with the appetizer sampler. Three distinctly different types of hummus, a bean dip, baba ghanouj, falafel made from fava beans...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

My family and I experienced Aya's Cafe tonight for a wonderful mediterranean dinner after visiting the Franklin Institute - Terracotta Warriors exhibit! We enjoyed their mediterranean sampler as an appetizer with different types of hummus, falafel, dolmas, and pita. We enjoyed their lentil soup, and...More

Thank andonima
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We came here for an early dinner recently. We ordered the hummus trio as appetizer. We particularly liked the red pepper and the olive one. The standard one was just ok. We needed more pita bread to finish it. That night we were eating only...More

Thank Nitvoyodelo
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The food at this place is very good. I had a 25 dollar coupon from groupon and enjoyed the dinner very much along with the person I was enjoying the night. The only problem I had was that they added an 18% tip on the...More

Thank jm73174
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We LOVED Aya’s. As appetizers we had the hummus and Baba Ganough and both were fresh and excellent. The main dishes were plentiful: Moussaka, chicken kebabs, and a lamb curry with cilantro. All were very good. The server was friendly and helpful and we loved...More

Thank BArubia
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This evening my wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Aya's Cafe. The food was excellent , the service extremely friendly and efficient and the atmosphere relaxing and pleasant. This appears to be a family run place that everyone takes great pride in. Portions...More

Thank spiegs882016
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice setting Very good food Very reasonable prices Very nice service Located away from the downtown crowds, Aya offers a nice get-a-way. Middle Eastern menu. BYOB. No immediate parking but parking lots are near by.

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This place has many pros: 1-nice atmosphere 2-amazing portions 3-delicious dishes especially moussaka 4-great service *I wanted to see the Egyptian owner of this place and I knew there are two owners. Met Mr. Adel and he is a very friendly person. *The next day...More

Thank Cyrinaaaaa
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a small cafe with delicious food and terrific service. We were all delighted with our choices. We were walking so parking was not an issue for us, but nearly all cities have downtown parking issues and Philadelphia is no different in this regard--we...More

Thank aktraveler443
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2129 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1307
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre West
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-567-1555
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