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Yafa Cafe

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 20-10-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-10-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Middle Eastern, Street Food, Arabic
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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All reviews manakeesh shawarma hummus baklava chicken prices are very reasonable great atmosphere food is excellent saturday night pali cheese
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Reviewed February 16, 2021

Ordered the shawarma feast for our anniversary, had the two sons over. Man when they say feast they mean it , everything was excellent from the shawarma to the salads, the hummus and the desserts. If you order one of the family meals make sure...everyone has an appetite because your going to have food aplenty. Will defiantly be going backMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed December 23, 2020

Beware: you'll fall in love with Middle Eastern street food! Great people, great food, great atmosphere!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2020

Great service, very accommodating and kind. And the food is wonderful! I'm not an expert on the cuisine but for my money, this was great!

Date of visit: August 2020
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RaniaA1165, Marketing at Yafa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2020

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

Discovered this place midway through the summer and it’s worth the drive. If you’re a fan of middle eastern cuisine, I recommend stopping in a giving them ago!

Date of visit: October 2020
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RaniaA1165, Marketing at Yafa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2020

Thank you so much for your great review!

Reviewed September 29, 2020 via mobile

Super nice people with an excellent cup of coffee! We were first timers so naturally over ordered. The Manakeesh is approximately 8” round, much bigger than I assumed by the pictures so one is enough for a lunch. My favorite was the Spinach & Cheese...Manakeesh, it had a wonderful herb flavor. Also enjoyed the Foule Mudammas, a mashed fava bean dip with fresh pita bread. We had all this with a very fresh side Pali salad. Took home some dessert. Place is very clean. Can hardly wait to go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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RaniaA1165, Marketing at Yafa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2020

Many thanks for your great review and so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed September 25, 2020

Stopped in for a quick evening bite on September 19. Fantastic pizza with two different cheeses and two different spices, excellent coffee, and a really good baklava to finish the meal. A couple of tables outside to watch the traffic. The staff were super helpful...in choosing something to eat since this was my first time. A definite winner and worth a repeat visit.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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RaniaA1165, Marketing at Yafa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2020

Thank you so much! So happy to see that you were delighted with our food.

Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

My cousin visited this restaurant two months ago and he recommended it to me because of very good food. After my family visited this place, it did not seem as I expected. Shawarma was very dry and had no taste, the rice had no salt or...flavor at all, hummus was watery which is the worst I ever tasted in my life. The kebab was burned and dry like the wood on the dirty plates. When my mom went to the washroom, she saw old woman eating in the kitchen and working without gloves and the dirty dishes were everywhere like a mess, and I don't know what if the health inspector knows that. I don't really recommend this restaurant despite some high reviews. It seems they changed the staff or recipe in the kitchen... possibly. I do not mind to spend much money for my family, but it's obvious that good paying should come with good service !More

Date of visit: September 2020
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RaniaA1165, Marketing at Yafa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear about your experience, however we encourage our customers to let us know whether the food made is not to their expectation. As for the safety issue, we assure you that we take all the necessary precautions, especially...More

Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

This was such a great restaurant to eat at. The environment was great and the food was AMAZING!!! I highly recommend this restaurant that everyone should try.

Date of visit: August 2020
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RaniaA1165, Marketing at Yafa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2020

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed August 6, 2020

My husband and I came here for lunch expecting a mouth watering meal based on all the positive reviews online and on social media. We were underwhelmed to say the least. The food was very bland. It didn’t have any notable flavours, any kick, or...any pizzazz to what we ordered. Monotone flavours. I asked for a drink to be made half sweet (watching my sugar intake) and I couldn’t finish it because it was too sweet. The baklava tasted doughy and was undercooked. The service was poor and we waited over 40 minutes for our food to arrive. No water was offered or available on such a hot day. -sigh- and it was expensive. For two lunches, two drinks, two desserts and tax and tip it was just over $50. Too bad, I had high hopes for this place.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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RaniaA1165, Marketing at Yafa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2020

Sorry to hear about your experience. We encourage our customers to advise us when their order is not to their expectation. As for the water, we removed our water stations since the pandemic to abide by health regulations and encourage our customers to purchase bottled...More

Reviewed May 2, 2020 via mobile

Not sure if this was an off day but I was not so impressed with my lunch. The chicken shwarna was overcooked and dry (on both of our lunches), the salad was meh, as were the sauces (hummus and garlic sauce). Did not compare by...far to Altanour. I have been before and enjoyed something different. Would definitely try something else the next time but won’t be hurrying to order again given the other great options.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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RaniaA1165, Marketing at Yafa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2020

Sorry to hear about your experience. We encourage our customers to advise us if their food is not to expectation.

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morganj142
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Response from RaniaA1165 | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do offer gluten free options.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yafa Cafe

Yes, Yafa Cafe offers takeaway services.

Yes, Yafa Cafe offers delivery services.

Yes, Yafa Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Yafa Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5