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Jamaicaway Books & Gifts
676 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Founded in 1998, Jamaicaway Books and Gifts is an independent bookstore created and built as a multicultural communityMore space. The bookstore has a welcoming, comfortable environment, packed with media of all forms: fiction and non-fiction books, an exhaustive children's and young adult section, and a wide variety of CDs and DVDs. African tribal art decorates the space, and highlights unique gifts, such as cards and toys, that are spread throughout the store. The basement features a mini-restaurant, the J'Way Cafe, in addition to more DVDs, and an interesting poster selection.
J'way Café
676 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
J'way Cafe is a homey mini-restaurant and community event space in the basement of Jamaicaway Books & Gifts.More Specializing in soul food, the no-frills cafe serves up Southern staples such as pulled pork sandwiches and gumbo, along with sweet iced tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade. The owner collaborates with staff on vegan options -- including baked okra, collard greens (no pork) and vegan corn bread muffins. The cafe also has a variety of fresh homemade goodies such as peach cobbler and sweet potato pie featured every day. See the website for the standard menu, and  stop by J'way Cafe to check out its daily specials.
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