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Welcome to Gaveston Cafe
Welcome to Gaveston Cafe – Marina Bay’s First Vietnamese Cafe! Gaveston Cafe serves fresh authentic Vietnamese dishes daily in beautiful Marina Bay – Quincy. In addition, Gaveston Cafe offers a self-service convenience market including a wide selection of beer, wine, gourmet foods, and even chandlery products.
Gaveston Cafe offers a tantalizing combination of complex yet delicate flavors showcasing fresh herbs, vegetables, meats, seafood and light dipping sauces. Our claim to fame is the Marina Bay Banh Mi, a Vietnamese sandwich that combines savory ingredients like Vietnamese Cold Cuts, Pork Pate, Aioli, Crunchy Pickled Daikon and Carrot, Cilantro, and Hot Peppers in a crisp French baguette. The Marina Bay Banh Mi is a delicious meal that’s exotic, yet satisfying as comfort food and still light on the wallet.
Try our wide variety of noodle dishes from Chicken Pad Thai to Shrimp with Crispy Noodles to Tofu Stir Fry with Rice. Start your meal with our delicious Spring or Summer Rolls – a true taste of Vietnam.
In addition, Gaveston Cafe offers a great selection of American favorites on our West Menu featuring delicious hot and cold sandwiches, healthy salads, and fresh baked pizza.
Looking to host a party or function? Gaveston Cafe also provides gourmet catering in and around the Greater Boston area. Please click to our Catering page for more information.
About Our Owner
Our house in Saigon where I grew up was in a busy commercial district across the street from a huge indoor market. There were dozens of vendors there who sold delicious foods – soups made from homemade broth, sizzling stir fries and noodles, and small savory treats to satisfy a craving on the go. From an early age, I was immersed in the sights, sounds and aromas of dishes being prepared. Watching how those vendors put so much love and passion into their food always fascinated me.
When I was 20 years old, I made it out of Vietnam in a small boat and landed in a refugee camp in Indonesia. Completely broke, I did what came naturally to me – built a stand and labored to cook and sell delicious food. My business took off, and I had long lines of customers clamoring for the pork-filled buns I cooked every morning.
My love of food and passion for cooking followed me to Boston, where after many years of honing my craft, I started my catering company and now have a café and market as well!