Cafe Landwer - Beacon Street

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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Inspired by Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, our kitchen uses only the highest quality and freshest ingredients. We consistently and continuously collaborate with top chefs and other experts to create a diverse, fun and presentable menu to maximize our guests’ enjoyment. Our diverse breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert menu accommodates a variety of palettes, and includes many options for those that are vegan or gluten free. Our kid’s menu is a cherished favourite of parents and children alike. At Cafe Landwer, the presentation of our dishes is paramount. All of our dishes are served with unique touches and plating design that adds to the dining experience.
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TR
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! The only problem was that we couldn't try everything on the menu in one seating, so we will need to come back again soon :)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great good! Some of the best hummus I’ve had in Boston

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service is slow and confusing

SC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and nicely served. Service was also excellent. Will definitely go back!

K
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like their pancakes! Fluffy and tasty. Their service and atmosphere were just good. I’m going to try to have another menu next time.

AG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best desserts ever!!! Their cookie butter rozalach has me coming back time and time again.

KP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a bite to eat with friends/family. Very diverse menu with options for people with dietary restrictions, great ambiance, and amazing value!

BS
New England
126 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mediterranean menu and food. The pita is incredible.

OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We sat outside and that was lovely. Good location. Spotty service and mediocre food.

R
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome! Amazing service as always and the food is always great!!

S
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A charming little cafe with plenty of plant-based (vegan) options but plenty for carnivores too. They were a little bit understaffed and the hosts seemed stressed, despite it not being terribly busy yet (lots of tables filled, but no wait). However, everyone was kind and accommodating.

I met a friend of mine here and our seating was cozy but gave us sufficient space. One of my pet peeves is cafes and restaurants that squeeze the tables so close together that you end up bumping into your neighbour as you cut your food! This was cozy, but only cozy ... no elbow contact here.

The atmosphere is pleasant. It reminds me a lot of the cool little cafes you'll find in millennial-heavy areas of London. Brightly-lit, plants, mirrors, and some vintage-inspired decor. The outdoor seating is limited but very nice. The noise level isn't too bad at all, especially considering that by the time we left it was early afternoon on a weekend and getting much busier.

One major disappointment for me was that the hemp/oat milk has been removed from the menu, but it's still listed there. This seems a little odd to me, since there are some really well-considered plant-based options as far as food goes. The exclusion here means that the only plant milks are soy and almond--the two worst options for vegans. Almond often burns and has that acrid taste, and soy is ... soy. Coconut, oat, rice, hemp, or pea milks would all be much appreciated. Oat is popular in cafes which are much less vegan-friendly, and the vast majority of places now at least have coconut milk.

My friend had the turkey bacon benedict and I had the vegan breakfast--both excellent. The vegan breakfast came in lots of little pots on a tray--very cute and very satisfying to have a small taste of everything! There was a lot of food. We both said how much we enjoyed it, and I will definitely want to return to try the vegan shakshuka as well as some of the lunch and dinner options.

c
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for breakfast! Haven't tried their lunch or dinner menu yet, but will do soon. Their famous breakfast is delicious. So are their coffees and the juices. Highly recommended!!

c
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, consistent, fantastic Israeli breakfast.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! They also have great vegan options for myself and regular items for my boyfriend. It was a lovely date night and we can't wait to go back!

AW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The hostess was just making up rules on issue vs outside seating “since my open table reservation was under two hours” I couldn’t have an inside table since those were reserved for over two hours🙄. Four booths empty while we sat out in the heat. Food was pretty good, but service was bad.

DH
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a nice early dinner at Cafe Landwer on a quiet Saturday this summer. It was hot enough that we decided to eat inside, instead of on their nice patio, which we'll try another time. Loved the shakshuka and the pizza, also had a very nice green granita drink. Great service and great food, in a very attractive setting, can't wait to visit again!

JJ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Cafe Landwer in Toronto for breakfast back in May and we really enjoyed it. My family took me to this one in Boston for my birthday this week. The experience was amazing! The harissa fried Jerusalem artichokes with hummus and warm pita were a great appetizer for 4. We each got different meals and the food was fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great and the hostess was kind and professional even when I saw some people without a reservation give her a hard time for the wait.

Everything came out in a timely manner and was great!

The only issue I had was the waitress asked us right as we sat down if we were ready to order our entire meal.

C
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely lovely lunch with unusual choices. The Shakshuka offered for breakfast was available for lunch. It was great.

EB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the Landwer's Breakfast for Two - it was amazing! The food was delicious! We also had the mint lemonade granita - a must in the summer! Service was good, only exception was some chaos at the greeter's station - probably because the place was busy. Although we checked in with an OpenTable reservation, I got an e-mail later in the day from OpenTable claiming that we were a no-show. Despite this issue, we will definitely go back next time and bring friends with us so that they can experience Cafe Landwer.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious, interesting dishes; great for vegetarians. Excellent service. Nice vibe.

SL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A nice place, pretty well run kitchen, clean bright and welcoming front. So many staff. Visited a few Saturdays and it seems like there's more staff on the floor than diners. Maybe it gets a lot busier closer to lunchtime? I guess this is not a complaint, more an observation.

CW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice Saturday am breakast. We arrived at 9am and it was easy to get seated (although we did have a reservation). By the time we were leaving there was a line. Friendly waitress. We each had a variety of shakshuka eggs plus a shared plate of their rosolach pastry. Will go back and try other times of day.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality meal and service. Very family friendly. Thank you for making it a special Father’s Day.

e
New England
144 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great felafel and pita. Need mire wait staff.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious!!! We got the shakshuka and the Landwer breakfast spread. It was amazing. However it took over an hour for our food to come which is frankly absurd. I have mixed feelings about this restaurant.

JG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Homey atmosphere and great eclectic menu. Easy place to bring children.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We went there because of the pasta and when we got there (9pm), they took forever to get our orders and ended up saying they didn’t have any more dough... so no pasta, nor pizza for us! We guessed they said that because of the time... but if they take reservations at 9pm, they should offer a full menu!
Additionally, the server didn’t know the menu and couldn’t explain the difference between the options.

JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a gem, so glad to have found Cafe Landwer. I’ll be coming back all the time!

J
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was very good for a brunch. Waitress was very helpful with selecting from a varied menu and service was great! Not rushed at all so good for casual dining and talking. Would definitely go again!

C
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was at the Chestnut Hill location, not Beacon Street.

S
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I ordered the eggplant appetizer that came with challah (there were 3 of us) and it came with 2 pieces- any good server would have noticed that and added another piece. I ordered a salad and the lettuce had no crunch to it, really dull and boring salad.

ND
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent place for dinner and probably the best for coffee. Highly recommended!
However the music is superfluous given the business of the place. I have little tolerance for places where I cannot enjoy food and conversation with my company due to loud music.
Music in restaurants should be in the background not forefront. I hope you would consider that in the future.

RB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta was amazing! Such a fun menu. We loved playing scrabble before our food came.

JN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place with unique dishes not too far from Fenway Park. Would recommend! Board games were there too which was great for a large group.

m
New England
28 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

When we arrived I told our server that we were in a little hurry because we were going to a play. He was great about that and served us extremely quickly. So for that I would have given him "excellent." However, after that, I had to continually ask him for different items. I asked for bread but then he didn't bring butter at the same time so then I had to ask for butter. I ordered poached eggs and then I realized that he had only given me a fork. So then I had to wait for him to appear and ask him for a spoon. There were a few other instances like this and my grandson asked me why I was asking him for so many things. I said because he hadn't brought me the proper things in the first place. So that was a little annoying.

JD
New England
38 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I’ve eat here twice and the first time the food was much better. The servers don’t know the menu very well, they need to be more educated on the food and wine, but they were very nice. Very reasonably priced and good vegetarian and GF options.

m
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An absolutely wonderful experience, hands down. Our waitress was amazing, the environment was fun and laid back, and the food was reasonably priced, delicious, and very filling. Would absolutely recommend.

O
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Had to ask waitress for drinks four times. She forgot multiple things we had ordered.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and very kid friendly!