Yaffa Cafe

★★★★★
  • 97 Saint Marks Pl Frnt

    New York, NY 10009

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  • 212-674-9302

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I love Yaffa - the funky decor, the reasonably priced food, the really delicious options for vegans (which I am). I've dined there with veggies and omnivores and we've all always be able to get a good meal. Highly recommended.

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I love Yaffa - the funky decor, the reasonably priced food, the really delicious options for vegans (which I am). I've dined there with veggies and omnivores and we've all always be able to get a good meal. Highly recommended.

Pros: Good menu, inexpensive

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LOVE their greek salads, that carrott dressing is to die for. Great stir fry and banana cheesecake too.\r
Funky & fun.

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★★★★★

LOVE their greek salads, that carrott dressing is to die for. Great stir fry and banana cheesecake too.\r
Funky & fun.

Pros: Food

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the chicken was horrible. thin, tasteless, overpriced, tough. the staff is NOT friendly. they act all disinterested, foreign to make their indifference seem ok. they won't even tell you thank you when you checkout. i was with a Meetup

3
★★★★★

the chicken was horrible. thin, tasteless, overpriced, tough. the staff is NOT friendly. they act all disinterested, foreign to make their indifference seem ok. they won't even tell you thank you when you checkout. i was with a Meetup

Pros: kitsch, ambiance, artistic, patio, location

Cons: horrible chicken entrees, pathetic service

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This is a really great place to go to. The space is large and they have outdoor seating as well. Their breakfast and brunch menus are great, however their dinner menus are lacking. I would highly recommend coming here during the day.

3
★★★★★

This is a really great place to go to. The space is large and they have outdoor seating as well. Their breakfast and brunch menus are great, however their dinner menus are lacking. I would highly recommend coming here during the day.

Pros: decor, atmosphere, breakfast

Cons: dinner

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I went here with a friend. The food was cheap and simple, but tasty. It wasnt too crowded and we got a table right away. The staff were a bit eccentric, but they made everything all the more interesting.

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★★★★☆

I went here with a friend. The food was cheap and simple, but tasty. It wasnt too crowded and we got a table right away. The staff were a bit eccentric, but they made everything all the more interesting.

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decor? fun. animal prints and mirrors are always a good time.go to the back patio, its spacey and cool. the food was average, nothing to write home about but edible. however, the service pretty much nonexistent. we had to ask for plates

3
★★★★★

decor? fun. animal prints and mirrors are always a good time.go to the back patio, its spacey and cool. the food was average, nothing to write home about but edible. however, the service pretty much nonexistent. we had to ask for plates

Pros: nice to sit outside on a lovely day

Cons: service stinks.

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I recently discovered Yaffas while catching up with some friends from High School. It has some hysterical decor and interesting music selection (started with some generic pop and changed to the Beatles and then Bob Marley), but overall a

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I recently discovered Yaffas while catching up with some friends from High School. It has some hysterical decor and interesting music selection (started with some generic pop and changed to the Beatles and then Bob Marley), but overall a

Pros: Vegetarian Friendly, Small but not crowded

Cons: Oddball bathroom (if you have any quirks, probably not a good place to go)

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Yes, the decor is fabulous and over the top. The place is flat out adorable and fun. The outdoor cafe is great in the summertime, especially because the waitstaff actually knows you're alive back there! I have been going here since HS

3
★★★★★

Yes, the decor is fabulous and over the top. The place is flat out adorable and fun. The outdoor cafe is great in the summertime, especially because the waitstaff actually knows you're alive back there! I have been going here since HS

Pros: Tasty, reasonably priced food, great service with a smile and some personality

Cons: not good for large groups, can be tough to accommodate seating

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Love it...Gerry B. is the best manager in the world...is it possible that one could have a better time than the one I had everytime I've been there which is many, many times.

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★★★★★

Love it...Gerry B. is the best manager in the world...is it possible that one could have a better time than the one I had everytime I've been there which is many, many times.

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What a delicious place. The waitstaff is amazing and so is the chocolate soufle'\r
Please do not forget to try the veggie burgers served with salad and that yummy veggie dressing.\r
The omlettes are outrageous, and so is the outdoor patio.

3
★★★★★

What a delicious place. The waitstaff is amazing and so is the chocolate soufle'\r
Please do not forget to try the veggie burgers served with salad and that yummy veggie dressing.\r
The omlettes are outrageous, and so is the outdoor patio.

Pros: Yummy food, outdoor patio, plenty of seating, open 24/7

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Second review (8/23/08): 3 friends joined us for a late lunch. We sat in the garden area, the service was *superb* (friendly & attentive) and the food was very good. The problem began when it was time to pay. We hadn't bothered asking

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★★★★★

Second review (8/23/08): 3 friends joined us for a late lunch. We sat in the garden area, the service was *superb* (friendly & attentive) and the food was very good. The problem began when it was time to pay. We hadn't bothered asking

Pros: The garden, great service and very good food

Cons: Incredibly nasty cashier and shift manager

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Yaffa is the gem of St. Mark's! I have never seen anything like it. They're open 24/7, the staff is very accomodating (with the exception of a rude French waiter I had once), and the food is delicious. If you are vegetarian, vegan, or into

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★★★★★

Yaffa is the gem of St. Mark's! I have never seen anything like it. They're open 24/7, the staff is very accomodating (with the exception of a rude French waiter I had once), and the food is delicious. If you are vegetarian, vegan, or into

Pros: Funky decor, amazing health/vegetarian food, late hours, location!

Cons: Space is tight, limited drinks.

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Yaffa is one of a kind, its interior is worth a look-see. The menu is as ecclectic as the decor, ranging from seafood to american to midetarranean. Avacado lovers will be dazzled at the choices including avacado: like the avacado melt, an

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★★★★★

Yaffa is one of a kind, its interior is worth a look-see. The menu is as ecclectic as the decor, ranging from seafood to american to midetarranean. Avacado lovers will be dazzled at the choices including avacado: like the avacado melt, an

Pros: decor, food, service

Cons: some entrees run at $20+ and the non alcoholic drinks are overpriced

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Had a great time here recently with a group of friends. We came on a Friday evening to celebrate a friend's birthday and everything was wonderful. The food was very good, everything came in good time with no mistakes, the staff were very

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★★★★★

Had a great time here recently with a group of friends. We came on a Friday evening to celebrate a friend's birthday and everything was wonderful. The food was very good, everything came in good time with no mistakes, the staff were very

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Considering the average quality of food in NYC, it's amazing that a restaurant with such terrible food can stay in business. Granted, Yaffa is not meant to be a food critic's choice, but it even fails to deliver as a late night standby.

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Considering the average quality of food in NYC, it's amazing that a restaurant with such terrible food can stay in business. Granted, Yaffa is not meant to be a food critic's choice, but it even fails to deliver as a late night standby.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: food, service

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Not sure why the reviews are somewhat poor here. its not a fancy eatery, but rather, an eclectic chill spot to grab some healthy food at very healthy prices. Service was actually good when i was there on two occasions. waiter brought

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★★★★★

Not sure why the reviews are somewhat poor here. its not a fancy eatery, but rather, an eclectic chill spot to grab some healthy food at very healthy prices. Service was actually good when i was there on two occasions. waiter brought

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People rave about the Yaffa Cafe. "It's open late, the staff is great, the food is delicious . . ." \r
I just don't get it the 3 times I've been there my food was insufferably bland. It was like the chef was cooking a special dietary

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★★★★★

People rave about the Yaffa Cafe. "It's open late, the staff is great, the food is delicious . . ." \r
I just don't get it the 3 times I've been there my food was insufferably bland. It was like the chef was cooking a special dietary

Pros: The decor, the fact that it's open 24/7

Cons: they really didn't get anything else right

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I love Yaffa! I always have. It's definitely one of my fave 24-hour spots. The food is so yummy (love the hummus and the berber chicken). I always have a good time there. I've turned a good number of friends onto this place and they rave about it each time they go.

PROS: Food, price, service
CONS: Can be crowded at times

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★★★★☆

I love Yaffa! I always have. It's definitely one of my fave 24-hour spots. The food is so yummy (love the hummus and the berber chicken). I always have a good time there. I've turned a good number of friends onto this place and they rave about it each time they go.

PROS: Food, price, service
CONS: Can be crowded at times

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The Yaffa Cafe is really original. The "carrot dressing" of their salad is really delicious. The food is not amazing but it's a good value for money: it's quite cheap and portions are huge.
Staff is always welcoming and nice.
Their

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★★★★★

The Yaffa Cafe is really original. The "carrot dressing" of their salad is really delicious. The food is not amazing but it's a good value for money: it's quite cheap and portions are huge.
Staff is always welcoming and nice.
Their

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I can't figure out how this plays stays in business. I have been sorely disappointed by the food, the pricing was too much for what is offered. Service is non-existent! It's as if you're bothering them to do their jobs!!! Nothing infuriates me more than ppl who don't care about their jobs. I was a waitress/server before and this was just BAD. Compared to McDonalds, this place is a DIVE.

PROS: matchbook condoms
CONS: poor service / food

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I can't figure out how this plays stays in business. I have been sorely disappointed by the food, the pricing was too much for what is offered. Service is non-existent! It's as if you're bothering them to do their jobs!!! Nothing infuriates me more than ppl who don't care about their jobs. I was a waitress/server before and this was just BAD. Compared to McDonalds, this place is a DIVE.

PROS: matchbook condoms
CONS: poor service / food

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this is one of my first new york finds in the east village. the interior is 100% kitsch and cozy + they have a nice backgarden in the summer. never been dissapointed by the food. i like the brunch and the late late night, after hour stops.

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this is one of my first new york finds in the east village. the interior is 100% kitsch and cozy + they have a nice backgarden in the summer. never been dissapointed by the food. i like the brunch and the late late night, after hour stops.

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You can't go wrong with Yaffa's great brunch menu - their home fries are amazing - but the portion is too small to satisfy my craving. I've eaten here a half a dozen times, only for brunch, and they've never dissappointed.

The only

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You can't go wrong with Yaffa's great brunch menu - their home fries are amazing - but the portion is too small to satisfy my craving. I've eaten here a half a dozen times, only for brunch, and they've never dissappointed.

The only

Pros: Decor, Homefries!!

Cons: , Crowded

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I have given Yaffa many chances to redeem itself. But I now always walk a block beyond it to 7A, Stingy Lulu's, the Sidewalk Cafe or even take a cab to Florent simply because Yaffa is *that* bad.

Yaffa's food is merely so-so. If the wait

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★★★★★

I have given Yaffa many chances to redeem itself. But I now always walk a block beyond it to 7A, Stingy Lulu's, the Sidewalk Cafe or even take a cab to Florent simply because Yaffa is *that* bad.

Yaffa's food is merely so-so. If the wait

Pros: Funky decor, Hip patrons, Condoms

Cons: Food, Service

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The Yaffa salad (with this FABULOUS carrot ginger dressing) is to die for! I seriously crave it all the time! The servers have always been extremely nice, and they never rush you. I also love the colorful decor... lots of red and animal

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The Yaffa salad (with this FABULOUS carrot ginger dressing) is to die for! I seriously crave it all the time! The servers have always been extremely nice, and they never rush you. I also love the colorful decor... lots of red and animal

Pros: delicious salad!, warm, courteous staff, great ambience

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there is nothing special about the food served at yaffa... microwaving a tv dinner for yourself would probably look and taste better. our waiter was great, however. and they are very generous with the coffee refills.

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★★★★★

there is nothing special about the food served at yaffa... microwaving a tv dinner for yourself would probably look and taste better. our waiter was great, however. and they are very generous with the coffee refills.

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For the longest time I was dying to go to Yaffa for dinner. What a let down!! The food was inedible! I got a veggie stirfry that was drowning in oil and was very bland. Same goes for my husband's meal. We both left hungry and

3
★★★★★

For the longest time I was dying to go to Yaffa for dinner. What a let down!! The food was inedible! I got a veggie stirfry that was drowning in oil and was very bland. Same goes for my husband's meal. We both left hungry and

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I have been going to Yaffa for years for it's cheap and basic fare, but I had no idea that Yaffa has a huge and very East Villagely-decorated garden in the back! Takes a little longer for the waitress to get to you, but it's really nice.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Yaffa for years for it's cheap and basic fare, but I had no idea that Yaffa has a huge and very East Villagely-decorated garden in the back! Takes a little longer for the waitress to get to you, but it's really nice.

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This place is the cutest. go there for a meal but if you are there late and just want to grab a beer they won't sneer at you. Very cozy rich ambiance.

3
★★★★★

This place is the cutest. go there for a meal but if you are there late and just want to grab a beer they won't sneer at you. Very cozy rich ambiance.

Pros: atmosphere, inexpensive

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The beautiful outdoor garden made the evening special, as me, my boyfrien, my sister and her boyfriend had one of the best dinners in a long time. We sat there for many hours far into the early morning, ordering a few appitizers ever now

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★★★★★

The beautiful outdoor garden made the evening special, as me, my boyfrien, my sister and her boyfriend had one of the best dinners in a long time. We sat there for many hours far into the early morning, ordering a few appitizers ever now

Pros: beautiful, tasty, fun

Cons: small food selection

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I went here with a friend who was in love with the Yaffa decor. The inside was eclectic and charming in a crazy sort of colorful way. It was cute to sit there and take in the crazy colors all around me, but when the food came... I had

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★★★★★

I went here with a friend who was in love with the Yaffa decor. The inside was eclectic and charming in a crazy sort of colorful way. It was cute to sit there and take in the crazy colors all around me, but when the food came... I had

Pros: Crazy cool decor

Cons: Bland food

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What a great way to experience the Village and all it's colorful characters. The food is very nice and the atmosphere is full of personality

3
★★★★★

What a great way to experience the Village and all it's colorful characters. The food is very nice and the atmosphere is full of personality

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I was very pleased with my meal at the Yaffa Cafe. Not only is the place uniquely decorated with interesting background music, but the food is delicious, generous, and modestly priced. The desserts and hot specialty drinks are also

3
★★★★★

I was very pleased with my meal at the Yaffa Cafe. Not only is the place uniquely decorated with interesting background music, but the food is delicious, generous, and modestly priced. The desserts and hot specialty drinks are also

Pros: modestly priced, gread food, excellent atmosphere

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I went with a friends and my 12 year old daughter. My daughter's pasta primavera was inedible. We looked under the undercooked pasta & sauggy veggies to find about a pound of pine nuts soaking in oil. It almost had a Vicks' mentholated

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★★★★★

I went with a friends and my 12 year old daughter. My daughter's pasta primavera was inedible. We looked under the undercooked pasta & sauggy veggies to find about a pound of pine nuts soaking in oil. It almost had a Vicks' mentholated

Pros: cool decor

Cons: nasty waiters, nasty food, irresponsible manager

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Yaffas has been the place of choice for many a late night and starving outings. The place is interesting and the crowd is fun on most nights. Food is great and cheap, especially when you're craving breakfast foods at 3 in the morning!

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★★★★★

Yaffas has been the place of choice for many a late night and starving outings. The place is interesting and the crowd is fun on most nights. Food is great and cheap, especially when you're craving breakfast foods at 3 in the morning!

Pros: Cheap, Good food, Decor

Cons: Small, Long waits

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... which is a cheap eats place. Yeah, it is a E. Village staple, but it can be a bit unsanitary at times. I do, however, love the carrot ginger dressing, and the cordial staff. And you can't beat the value!

3
★★★★★

... which is a cheap eats place. Yeah, it is a E. Village staple, but it can be a bit unsanitary at times. I do, however, love the carrot ginger dressing, and the cordial staff. And you can't beat the value!

Pros: cheap eats, diverse clientele, that yummy dressing!

Cons: can be uncleanly, often bustling

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The food here is decent, and the carrot dressing is good, but I can get it at Dojo too (where the food is cheaper). My main complaint about this place is space; it is SO CRAMPED! I am 5"8 and my friend is 6"2; we were sitting at a table

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★★★★★

The food here is decent, and the carrot dressing is good, but I can get it at Dojo too (where the food is cheaper). My main complaint about this place is space; it is SO CRAMPED! I am 5"8 and my friend is 6"2; we were sitting at a table

Pros: cheap, funky interior

Cons: uncomfortable seating

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I have been going to the original Yaffa Café in Tribeca since I was a little girl, and let me tell you, the East Village café is a decided improvement. Not only is it as funky as the original, it's cleaner, better maintained

3
★★★★★

I have been going to the original Yaffa Café in Tribeca since I was a little girl, and let me tell you, the East Village café is a decided improvement. Not only is it as funky as the original, it's cleaner, better maintained

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I went to Yaffa because of all the good things I had heard about this place. Prices are cheap and the place has some character but the food is pretty bad - just not worth eating. Too bad, because the place seemed to have potential.

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★★★★★

I went to Yaffa because of all the good things I had heard about this place. Prices are cheap and the place has some character but the food is pretty bad - just not worth eating. Too bad, because the place seemed to have potential.

Pros: cute place, cheap

Cons: intolerable food

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This place rocks- open 24/7- can't beat it- and they have the best carrot ginger dressing in town

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★★★★★

This place rocks- open 24/7- can't beat it- and they have the best carrot ginger dressing in town

Pros: Cheap, Good, Quick

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For $10 Yaffa can't beat. Cheap, fast, good food in a comfy and interesting setting. The inside of Yaffa is decorated as if Boy George exploded inside. The huge and beautiful summer garden is every visitor's must see. The staff is not

3
★★★★★

For $10 Yaffa can't beat. Cheap, fast, good food in a comfy and interesting setting. The inside of Yaffa is decorated as if Boy George exploded inside. The huge and beautiful summer garden is every visitor's must see. The staff is not

Pros: Service, Price, Decor

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Ecclectically decorated, dark and snug (inside), with a beautiful garden in the back, this is an ideal (relatively inexpensive) getaway from the outside world.

Their sunshine burger platter rocks, as does the rock shrimp pasta plate. Oh,

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★★★★★

Ecclectically decorated, dark and snug (inside), with a beautiful garden in the back, this is an ideal (relatively inexpensive) getaway from the outside world.

Their sunshine burger platter rocks, as does the rock shrimp pasta plate. Oh,

Pros: good decor, good music

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Main reason why one would go to Yaffa is the decor and the staff. The decor is funky, out of place and somewhat corny. But for some mystical reason it works together as one of the greatest decors in NYC. The staff, about as colorful and

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★★★★★

Main reason why one would go to Yaffa is the decor and the staff. The decor is funky, out of place and somewhat corny. But for some mystical reason it works together as one of the greatest decors in NYC. The staff, about as colorful and

Pros: Great Decor, Colorful Staff, Nice Backyard

Cons: Diner quality food, Staff at times rude

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I have been to Yaffa about four times now, and I'd highly recommend it! It's open 24 hours and has a really cool ambience - funky leopard seats, cool lamps, and a gorgeous, peaceful little garden to sit in outside. The food is very

3
★★★★★

I have been to Yaffa about four times now, and I'd highly recommend it! It's open 24 hours and has a really cool ambience - funky leopard seats, cool lamps, and a gorgeous, peaceful little garden to sit in outside. The food is very

Pros: Good Food, Funky Atmosphere, Inexpensive

Cons: Crampy Bathrooms

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I can't believe this place gets such good reviews. The food here is at best very very ordinary but more often just bad. The staff are unfriendly. The only thing that it has going for it is the decor and the garden which I grant is nice.

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★★★★★

I can't believe this place gets such good reviews. The food here is at best very very ordinary but more often just bad. The staff are unfriendly. The only thing that it has going for it is the decor and the garden which I grant is nice.

Pros: decor, garden

Cons: food, service

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This place is cool. Funky mixed decorations, nice back garden, good food, good prices. It's a great place to meet with friends for dinner, or for a date! Definately worth the try!

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★★★★★

This place is cool. Funky mixed decorations, nice back garden, good food, good prices. It's a great place to meet with friends for dinner, or for a date! Definately worth the try!

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Perfect for pulling the all nighter. Waitstaff is usually intimidating but also quick to get you the delicious food they offer. No matter what you order, use the carrot dressing on the salad liberally, it's worth the trip. I liked the

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★★★★★

Perfect for pulling the all nighter. Waitstaff is usually intimidating but also quick to get you the delicious food they offer. No matter what you order, use the carrot dressing on the salad liberally, it's worth the trip. I liked the

Pros: open 24 hours, all kinds of food

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cool joint, Yaffa. cheap, good food, nice garden and relaxing. good place to bring a date on the way out, or better yet on the home--grab a free condom when you pay your bill..

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cool joint, Yaffa. cheap, good food, nice garden and relaxing. good place to bring a date on the way out, or better yet on the home--grab a free condom when you pay your bill..

Pros: atmosphere, attitude

 

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