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Yaffa Cafe - CLOSED

97 Saint Marks Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-5111
+1 212-674-9302
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Jun 7, 2016
“Quaint and fun restaurant in East Village”
Oct 14, 2015
“Classic, one of my favorites in New York”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Mediterranean, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
97 Saint Marks Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-5111
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

Never disappointed by Jaffa cafe, where the mood is always up and the fun at the order of the day. Great healthy food in generous servings.

Thank ochassot
Reviewed October 14, 2015

So at yaffa you can turn up any time of the day (night) and there's always going to be something yummy that you're gonna want to try, breakfast, brunch lunch dinner dessert, coffee, late night.... Fabulous veg food, great service, design/decoration is so cool and...More

Thank Törja N
Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Tofu salad with Ginger Carrot Dressing is one of my favorite things at this place. A bit worn and crowded inside- I recommend sitting in the back outdoors. Don't forget to ask for the free branded condo when you pay!

Thank Alice W
Reviewed September 7, 2014

For me it was reallly good! the food, service (albeit a little slow cause of the weekend crowd) and ambience was good! Affordable and yummy! Definitely will come back when I'm in new york city!

Thank Farah L
Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was a fun and tasty, child friendly restaurant. I love the decor of this restaurant, kind of like your funky grandma meets a 70's inspired thrift shop. The back garden is also lovely - too bad they allow people to smoke. The waiter was...More

Thank Jaimee A
Reviewed August 3, 2014

you walk in and woohooo you are in a different time/space zone! the interior is flashy and packed with kitsch - i love it. it is comfortable and the staff is always super nice ( everyone from waiters to busboys) and i have been coming...More

Thank Theonlyeva
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Yaffa Cafe is a good place to grab a steamed milk and late-night meal or coffee and post-event dessert. I've been frequenting Yaffa since college in the 90's -- its fun, kitschy decor (think Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and good comfort food keep me...More

Thank Grace R
Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have been coming here since college in the '90s and am thrilled that in an area riddled with so much change, the East Village, the food and decor have stayed exactly the same. I always get the avocado salad with carrot dressing (it is...More

Thank hgrunenwald
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stopped in and was greeted by hostess who was polite and friendly. Service from waiter, Gavin, who explained the food and recommended plates. Very professional and friendly. Ordered calamari as appetizer and it was delicious. Ordered the salmon and it was good. The Tiramasu I...More

Thank KJR2011
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went there 2 weeks ago with some friends. There were 4 of us and we decided to sit outside. We waited about 15 min and no one came out to take our order. I had to go inside to remind them we were out...More

Thank LeighkarenL
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
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catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighborhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Saint Marks Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-5111
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-674-9302
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