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Posted by Chris W. on 03/13/2014
So, Yaffa has existed for over 20 years. I've loved it for the tacky/awesome decor, "open always"-policy and above-average food. I was going to write a negative review because the food is now mediocre and they close around 4am. But then I checked out the old reviews on here, like for 2006, an noticed that some people were complaining about the food as well. So I guess these things work in cycles, and I'm looking forward to the food getting adequate again. Service is still very friendly (I go late nights). I cross my fingers that Yaffa soon finds a chef to replace the one they lost in late 2013. That's when the food quality went downhill like a freight train.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/23/2012
Food is very good and reasonably priced. Atmosphere kitsch and surprisingly homey.
Posted by Lox on 01/18/2012
I found Yaffa Cafe over 20 years ago and returned for the first time since. The food was consistently delicious, healthy and satisfying. The vegetarian curry can be ordered with add-ons. I ordered mine with cheese and tofu. It was a great meal for a freezing cold Winter day. The dish was filled with chunky tofu, stir fried to perfection, fresh vegetables, and brown rice with a medium spiced curry sauce that was incredible. Infused with just the right melted cheese, I felt ready to hike the city streets. The atmosphere was fun and friendly and the waitress was attentive, but not intrusive. I want to come here often and get the brown rice dish for lunch, because not many places can make it well.
Posted by Princess Jasmine on 05/01/2011
Love, love, love this place! So yummy and delicious! The salads are so good, the carrot dressing is amazing!!! I had the Dijon mustard chicken with veggies and quinoa... Mouth watering, perfect and tasty! My bf had the hummus (yummy and spicy!) as well as the chicken schnitzel with mash potato and veggies... He loved it!!! The service was great, everyone is so nice!!! Oh yeah and the sangria was definitely delish!
Posted by TheBlade on 03/07/2011
I've been in this restaurant a number of times and loved every single experience. The crew is very friendly, service is quite quick and the quality of the food is above average - not to mention the nice atmosphere... Try it, you won't regret it!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/28/2010
Love this place!! The outdoor seating area is adorable and holds most of the allure for me and my friends, but the food is pretty phenomenal too... Start with the hummus, which is topped with tasty spices, then make sure you order something that comes with the salad and get the carrot ginger dressing. It will change your life. For an entree, try the red pesto fettucini. All the entrees we've tried have been good, but that one is outstanding. All this, and reasonable prices to boot!
Posted by anadert on 04/25/2010
One day deliver one day not. Very confusing. Poor phone manners.