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Cafe Podima - 13 Reviews - 156 Cambridge St, Boston, MA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (617) 227-4959

Cafe Podima

156 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-4959
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Cafe Podima - Boston, MA
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Cafe Podima - Boston, MA
Cafe Podima - Boston, MA
Cafe Podima - Boston, MA
Cafe Podima - Boston, MA
Cafe Podima - Boston, MA
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Both the food and the attitude of the staff members at this establishment are disgusting. I live just around the corner from this place, and had I known at the time I placed the o...

Editorial review from GrubHub 2/27/2014

It's 36 minutes after my food was supposed to arrive--- can't review it because it hasn't come..... more

Editorial review from GrubHub 1/3/2014

very fast delivery. got a chicken salad sandwich. on the grubhub menu, it states that it comes with lettuce and tomatoes, so i didnt ask for any seperatly, but when i got the sandwich, it came with only cucumbers, no lettuce and tomato, and when i called, the person said they could not send me a new sandwich (even if i didnt eat this one)... they said i would have to wait for other deliveries then i could get some lettuce and tomato? .... no thanks.. just get it right the first time? anyway.. sandwich was good! (better with the right toppings of course) more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/14/2013

awesome and fast more

Best Froyos around 7/23/2011

Podima offers the best froyos in the West End. With almost every add-in imaginable available. I always have a fruit / junk food combination and have never been disappointed. They also have really good protein shakes.\r \r Stay away from the fries, they're gross. But their calzones and tomato, basil sandwiches are the best. \r \r The staff can be a little dry but I've never had to wait long for my order. \r \r more

Editorial review from GrubHub 6/28/2008

I live in East Boston and there aren't many inventive salads to choose from. Cafe Podima has a large salad selection and the portion size is great too. The frozen yogurt makes for a yummy dessert as well!\r The menu is awesome. Anyone could find something they are craving. more

Worst food and delivery service EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! And refusing to refund order 5/21/2008

Both the food and the attitude of the staff members at this establishment are disgusting. I live just around the corner from this place, and had I known at the time I placed the order, what I know now, I would have NEVER ordered from this place to begin with. Nor will I ever recommend it to even my worst enemy. When I placed the order my response to the delivery time, rather than being 20min, 40min, etc. like normal places give you, I was told ""we'll get it there as quick as possible."" That should have been a red flag from the start. Knowing how close they are, I figured that wouldnt be to long. After waiting about 40min, I called to find out what was going on. I was told it was out with the driver and it should be there about 10-20min. When it still hadnt arrived, and had now been an hour since placing the order I called again, this time ready to just cancel our order. I was put on hold for 10min, told extremely rudely that it was with the driver, would be there as soon as possible, I wasnt the only person getting food delivered, and the more people call, the more it just delays the progress of other orders. Well excuse me! She clearly missed the memo about customer service and tact. I tried at that point to cancel my order and she refused to do so, said to wait for the delivery, if the food was cold she would refund me. Unbelievable! Another 1/2hr before it arrived, I was so incredibly irritated at this point I signed the slip (mistake #1), shut the door, & phoned back to demand a refund considering it took a total of 1 1/2 HOURS (to go 1/2 mile) to deliver our now COLD food, and she told me that she would. Well go figure, it has yet to be refunded, and when I called to follow up about this, the same witch of a woman answered, rudely argued w/me again, and refused to refund me. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this horrible place. I've never been treated like this by a food establishment and am completely shocked. Pros: NOTHING!!!! Cons: Rude staff, horrible service, ridiculously long delivery time, terrible food...etc. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 2/29/2008

They arrived 30 minutes later than the time they texted me for arrival, the driver parked in the front of our building so he couldn't help me carry anything up AND they didn't bring one employees dinner... more

delivery = disappointment 12/1/2007

All that can be said about this resturant is that the food has amazing potential to be good (if they get the order correctly and remember all of the ingredients)-- but the staff is as rude as could possibly be! And just a pointer- if you are ordering delivery you make sure to call in a full two hours before you would like to eat, because thats approximately how long it will take for you to receive your food. Have your oven set and microwave ready because you WILL need to it heat up. Also make sure you have a pair of sneakers on so that when they arrive an hour and half late you'll be prepared to run outside to get it because you have a better chance of your order being right than you do of them coming to the door! Cons: rude staff, late delivery, cold food, wrong order more

2 hours late - refused to cancel order & insisting on charging my credit card 11/26/2007

We've ordered from them in the past ----- okay, but certainly not great. On one night, we ordered- because they were close- and, after three calls to 'check on the status of our order', all of which were 'on their way', and 2 hours later, I called to cancel the order. The woman answering the phone refused to cancel the order, telling me some kind of garbled 'we told you the driver......'. I asked her not to charge my card - she said it was too late and to tell my driver the same, who obviously could not do a thing about the actul charge. I told her repeatedly not to charge my card. She hung up the phone on me. I will clearly contact my bank to refuse this charge. Don't make the same mistake. In the area, you have Pizzeta & Venice - all of which will give you the same food with much better customer service. more

DO NOT EAT HERE! 2/22/2007

I ordered from this restaurant the other night and was rewarded with a live critter in my pizza box. I'm still skeeved out by it. Save yourself the trouble and go to a reputable pizza place in the North End. Cons: Dirtiest restaurant I've ever been to more

Great sandwiches, frozen yogurt 11/22/2006

The hot sandwich selections are great, such as the hot turkey with carmelized onions, cheese, mesclun, and sun-dried tomatoes. The calozones are cheap and tasty as well, and the frozen yogurt is great, which seemingly hundreds of mix-ins available (probably it is actually around 30 or 40, but be prepared to be overwhelmed). Pros: great food Cons: The service can be a bit slow, especially at lunch more

delicous! 10/11/2002

The food at Podima is excellent. The sandwiches are unique, tasty, and reasonably priced, and the frozen yogurt is fantastic! (only comes in one size, though - be careful, or you'll eat a whole pint). The place is TINY, though, and gets really crowded at lunch time. Also, because all of the food is made fresh, it can take a while for your order to come. (Be esp. careful w/ calzones and pizza). definitely check it out - it's awesome. Pros: food is tasty, people are nice, inexpensive Cons: crowded, food is slow to come more
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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    West End, Central, Downtown, Back Bay, Beacon Hill