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East Village Kitsch
Yaffa, a favorite among the broad array of East Village characters. Delicious food, funky interior, kitschy everything, check your attitude at the door and just have a good time.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Lesbian, Mixed Gay/Straight, Food, $ - Budget, American, European, Fusion, Vegetarian, Café/Bistro, Comfort Food

97 St. Mark's Place (First Avenue & Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009
East Village

(212) 674-9302


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  • brianbrewer was here

    June 25, 2013 via foursquare

  • robjamesnyc was here
    "Food. :)"

    February 11, 2013 via foursquare

  • brianbrewer was here

    October 6, 2012 via foursquare

  •   Yaffa circa 1980s
    amusant ·

    April 5, 2012

    I went to Yaffa Cafe in 1986. While sittiing with friends, a very woman darkened the doorway on her way in the door. She had to bend down and tip her unusually large hat sideways to get in. When she stood up once inside, wow!!! it was Grace Jones.
  • Rivington101 is now a fan

    December 8, 2010

  • Bmore21230 is now a fan

    December 8, 2010

  • jjkeyes is now a fan

    December 8, 2010

  •   Neighborhood Classic
    Bmore21230 ·

    June 5, 2010

    I have known this place since the early '90s, so it has been around at least that long. Places in NYC don't last for decades if they're not serving up something good. Yaffa is one of my favorite places to go for Mediterranean food on a budget.
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