About Cafeteria Boston
Cafeteria is a cool, casual, contemporary atmosphere where the comfort food of "yesterday" gets schooled by the flavors of "today" to create a dining experience that is "tray chic."
Our new cafeteria-themed menu is a modern interpretation of classic soul-satisfying American dishes prepared with organic grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range chicken, the freshest seafood and organic, local produce. These properly raised ingredients
behave perfectly with a new world of herbs, spices and culinary techniques to create deeply satisfying comfort food for the new millennium.
Hours of Operation:
FOOD: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 11:00pm
Bar open until 1:00am
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is available. Please call 617.536.2233 for more information.
Valet parking is available and recommended
Hynes Convention Green Line; Copley Green line
Private Party Facilities:
Our private room on the second floor comfortably accommodates cocktail parties for 100 or a seated dinner for 50 people. The large windows on two sides of the room provide expansive views over Newbury Street and the perfect atmosphere for private lunches, brunch, dinner parties or cocktail receptions. Cafeteria is also available for buyouts as well as private and semi-private functions.
Clients can choose from a wide array of appetizers, entrees, desserts, beverages and wines, to create the right formula for their function. From passed hors d’oeuvres with drinks, to an intimate dinner party to a gala event, we can customize a menu that’s exactly right for your event.
We look forward to working with you and planning your upcoming event.
Private Party Contact:
Demetri Tsolakis : 6175362233x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We kept the straightforward, select what you like, style of a cafeteria, but, at this cafeteria the food comes to you with dining on three levels - outdoors, downstairs and upstairs for special events. Call 617.536.2233 or email email@example.com
Cafeteria Boston Ratings and Reviews
Not very accomodating
We went to Cafeteria for brunch before my daughter's graduation. It was very nice and as usual the food was good. But we made a few simple requests that they didn't have - English breakfast tea and sugar free syrup. My sister requested her eggs on top of her breakfast potatoes and we were told they couldn't do that. I've never had any issues before so maybe it was just a bad day.
Breakfast pizza amazing craving it alrea ...
Breakfast pizza amazing craving it already! I live out of state will try to recreate recipe at home.
Get for lunch or dinner. The prickly pea ...
Get for lunch or dinner. The prickly pear margarita is delicious. The Greek salad is great. There is something on the menu for everyone. The outside seating is the best.
Great food! Been here many Times and ne ...
Great food! Been here many Times and never had a bad meal! Outdoor dining On busy Newberry Street was fun.
I love Cafeteria for their spinach artic ...
I love Cafeteria for their spinach artichoke dip! But the noise level is too loud and I had to remind the hostess of the special request I had asked for in opentable. Overall the service is good and the food is great! Will definitely keep coming!
go to brunch place on newbury
fun and cute place, great for brunch and meeting with friends; food is good, although can be a bit pricey. service is slow (especially on weekends when its crowded; we waited 10 minutes just to get water / coffee). but the outside tables are so nice in the spring/summer and the drink menu is great.
cute place, really nice and friendly relaxed staff
food was eh...nice experience in a pretty place...not really for foodies but food was fresh and friendly atmosphere
Came here with a few friends from out of ...
Came here with a few friends from out of town who used to live in Boston years ago! It was great eating outside and enjoying Newbury street. We all really enjoyed our food. Looking forward to those parmesan fries again!
The food was good but it took over 30 mi ...
The food was good but it took over 30 minutes for our order to come out.
very trendy little spot with up stairs and downstairs seating. menu was well versed amd the meatballs appetizer was perfect to start with
Good for friends, but LOUD
I've been to Cafeteria many times. It's always a fun place to go with a group of friends. I wouldn't recommend it for small groups because it is so loud. There was a group of LOUD 23 year olds at the table next to us, and there was no effort made at all by the waiters to keep them quiet. Their waiter was friends with them so he just made things worse. It was very loud, and I could hardly hear myself think. Otherwise, the food is pretty good.
Great Ambience all Around!
Great customer service! I made reservations but found out that reservations are not valid for Patio seating (first come first serve). However, the wait was well worth it. Great accommodating staff!
Best to avoid prime times.
The food was average to better than average. The service was outstanding. The noise level was excruciating and you had to shout to be heard. Was there at lunch on Saturday. Will try again off prime time on a weekday.
Overall great food, but tattered menus, ...
Overall great food, but tattered menus, my menu was literally falling a part. If I wanted to have a "nice" experience or good first date, I would not take someone here. The place was dead and I felt like wait staff was nowhere to be found to re-fill water
great breakfast pizza
AMAZING breakfast pizza, such a fun location for brunch - brought my friends from out of town and they loved it so much, they went back for lunch the next day!! the breakfast pizza is so amazing - definitely try it :)
My friends and I loved the spinach dip! I would suggest this if you are looking for somewhere to eat on Newbury that won't break your bank account! Casual, with unique drinks as well!
A bit pricey for the food but it's a gre ...
A bit pricey for the food but it's a great location & always an enjoyable low-key meal with a small group or large group.
Delicious BLT and an even better playlis ...
Delicious BLT and an even better playlist. I would recommend this place for a weekday lunch.
Cafeteria is most known for its outdoor patio that's open during the summer months - however, it is absolutely still a great brunch spot during those colder months too. Ask to be seated upstairs and you'll be greeted with massive windows that fill the room with light and a picturesque view of Newbury Street.
Sunday at the Cafeteria
It was very loud for a Sunday afternoon and the music was definitely more appropriate for a Friday or Saturday night. We sat downstairs and the place is a little run down. I went and checked out the upstairs and think we would have been more comfortable there. The food was decent, big menu, lots of choices. My son had a burger and fries and he said it tasted good. My husband had the Cubano, but didn't think the interpretation was great. I had the greek salad with chicken, the chicken was moist and flavorful, and the salad had a lot of flavor.
I went in for brunch with my friends thi ...
I went in for brunch with my friends this past sunday and it was incredible! The food was amazing, it's an awesome spot and overall has a really cool vibe. The waitstaff is awesome and I definitely want to come back to check out the bar!
Cafeteria - Night before Valentine's Day
Went out to dinner the night before Valentine's day (Feb. 2016) and had a lovely dinner. Although it was freezing cold outside, and the door swung open a few times, it was a warm environment with a great energy. My date and I ordered: New England Clam Chowder, Parmesan Fries, Cod Tacos, and the Meatloaf Entree. All were delicious and great portion sizes. The prices were very reasonable. Our waiter was attentive and wonderfully polite; never hovering too much, but also not impossible to find. Really great experience, my date and I were very happy with our dinner.
The smoked salmon platter was only so-so ...
The smoked salmon platter was only so-so. The "creme fraiche" drizzled on it seemed partially frozen. It looked like someone had drizzled cinnamon bun icing over the whole plate. The salmon was good and was an ample portion. I suggest asking the server to omit the "creme fraiche".
Young crowd. Very loud. Too crowded for ...
Young crowd. Very loud. Too crowded for small space Service could be much better.
Excellent attentive staff and very good food and drinks. Would recommend and return!
Food was good but very heavy
Food was good but very heavy
Not living up to expectation...
Not living up to expectation...
Really nice food and ambiance.
Great options for lunch, dinner and brunch. Great atmosphere for groups and modern romantic dinners.
Used to be a huge fan, but not anymore.
I got overcharged on my drinks and when I called the manager over he argued with me and didn't fix my bill. I used to eat here all the time and bring new friends over to introduce them to this restaurant; I will no longer be returning.
Came for Sunday Brunch. Nice variations and good portions. will definately go back
The chefs children were crying, running ...
The chefs children were crying, running around the restaurant, and falling off chairs. We waited 40 minutes for our food while the chef kept coming out and playing with her baby and children. My cod was barely cooked.
Awesome for our ladies night
Our group of 8 had tickets to a show and needed to do a quick dinner before. Quick dinners aren't always easy with a large group, but our table was ready when we arrived, the food came out quickly and it was delicious. We split a but of appetizers and some pizza, everything was wonderful. Definitely plan to come back, thank you for making it a great night!!
Great find. Good solid food, at reasonable prices in an expensive area.
Food was eh
Came to Cafeteria for Brunch and it was just OK. The mimosas were the only item our group of four enjoyed. The food was not good and very bland. The service was okay, not very friendly. Restaurant looks inviting from the outside but would not come back for brunch.
Great spot for lunch
Have eaten here with 4, 5 others several times and have recommended it to others. If you're lucky and can get a table upstairs, it's really nice. Downstairs, a different story -- sun hits directly on you if you sit under the window and there are no shades to cover; strange configuration of chairs. They're quite high and difficult to get on. It is more difficult because of a long, cushioned (maybe suede?) couch, making it even more difficult to maneuver to make room for more people. The food was delicious, but strangely, there was no bread delivery that morning (it was nice day), nor regular coffee. The wait staff couldn't have been nicer nor more apologetic, though. I know I speak for my friends also, when I say we'll surely eat there again, since we still enjoyed what we ordered, and hope everything will improve.
Very crowded, lots of movement is a tiny ...
Very crowded, lots of movement is a tiny space, food was ok, average burger and the brunch options were ok, mimosas were ok also, was expecting more for a Newbury st location
This place continues to be one of my fav ...
This place continues to be one of my favorites on Newbury St.! Great selection, wonderful food and a prime location!
Brunch is a pretty special meal. Cafeter ...
Brunch is a pretty special meal. Cafeteria needs to step it up with their breakfast options. My mind was not blown!
The Patio is a Plus
It as a rare 70 degree November day when my friend and I popped into Cafeteria. The weather was so glorious that we jumped at the chance to enjoy the Newbury Street scene and sunshine out on the spacious sidewalk patio. We were greeted promptly by our server and as this lunch was a chance for old friends to catch up, we were not hurried to order; but when we did, she ordered the hummus sandwich and a pot of fantastic mint tea. I ordered the Greek salad sandwich and iced tea. Our food arrived promptly, deliciously and with a quick inquiry if we needed anything else. We enjoyed the meal, the day, and the service, just what two friends needed to reconnect and refresh an old friendship. Cheers to the folks at Cafeteria!
It was an amazing lunch in a cool atmosp ...
It was an amazing lunch in a cool atmosphere. Would recommend it!
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