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Cafe Yaffo

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11 Olei Zion st, Flea market shuk hapishpishim | Jaffa Yaffo, Tel Aviv 68025, Israel
+972 3-518-1988
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat 20:00 - 23:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came in a couple of minutes before closing time, despite warnings from friends that the service at Cafe Yaffo is rather poor. The hostess let us in when we told her it was only for coffee and cake. Another couple was let in as well, a few minutes after us. We waited at the table for 10 minutes until... More 

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Nir G, Owner at Cafe Yaffo, responded to this review

I was horrified to read your review, i would most appreciate i you can contact me directly at jaffa.caffe@gmail.com or 03-5181988 so i can get all the data from you, correct my staff and compensate you for your trouble. More 

Tel Aviv District, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we walked in the front door the service was impeccable. We were seated in a nice table for two off to the side, our orders were taken promptly and the wait staff answered all of our questions with ease. Our food came in a very timely manner and was delicious. We were here attending Sorcerer's Night and... More 

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Thank pittgoose
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100 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Your average cafe/restaurant in the centre of Old Jaffa. Came in briefly for a cup of Turkish coffee to find some shelter under stormy weather. Cafe is an average place - can't say anything about the food as I didn't get to try any, but the coffee is dark and bitter and hot - just what I needed!! Friendly staff... More 

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Island Heights, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Stopped here for an afternoon bite, in the middle of browsing Yaffo's flea market. Sat outside on a very pleasant day, ordered a caprese salad, my companion ordered black lentil salad and herring. Caprese salad was delivered - enough to feed 3 people - big hunks of mozzarella, delicious tomatoes and light greens drizzled with balsamic vinegar on a bed... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Once you are in Jaffa and you are looking for a great restaurant to open your day with then I recommend the restaurant I once been there: Cafe Yafo. The location is one of the best as it is at the flea market - 11 Oley Zion st. The breakfast is big and tasteful. Big Israeli salad, eggs which are... More 

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cape town
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were walking through Taff's having just arrived and I felt peckish so we stopped at this restaurant I ordered the mini sandwich and coffee for 24 shekels. The sandwich consisted of tuna and egg with some tehina on a whole wheat roll. The coffee although teeny was good. One could have had a slightly bigger one for another 2... More 

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Raanana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We needed a kosher restaurant in Jaffa for religious friends who were visiting. We found this one on Trip Adviser and we weren't disappointed. The food (dairy, fish) and service were good. What we didn't know was that this venue, besides being a regular restaurant, also has live music several times a month, offering a dinner/music deal. While we didn't... More 

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Thank MessaM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We went on Sunday night to the Sorcerers night at the Cafe Yafo and had a fun evening and enjoyable food. Guys came to each table to entertain which would have justified the cost but then there was a very amusing magic show. The whole evening was great fun even for those that didn't like magicians.

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Thank Dennis K
jaffa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

food not great, noisy, service could be much better for the price we paid for breakfast - wont recommend to friends.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Walked from our apartment to the cafe and was very pleasantly surprised. I was able to get my soy milk cappuccino, which made me very happy. And it was delicious. I had the eggplant shacshuka with a couple of fried eggs. It came with a nice side salad that was fresh and a generous size. They even offered gluten free... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Israeli, Italian, Cafe, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 15:00
Saturday
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Olei Zion st, Flea market shuk hapishpishim | Jaffa Yaffo, Tel Aviv 68025, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: +972 3-518-1988
Description
Cafe Yaffo was born out of a great love to a city, which its contrasts and edges exist in perfect harmony: the old with the new, Jew, Christian and Muslim, the vendor with the artist, the architecture with the street. This unique harmony has brought Orna Givon and her husband Nir, to establish Caffe Yaffo, a kosher restaurant in the heart of the Flea Market. What is the secret charm of the place? Hard to tell ... maybe it's the special texture of tastes, that Orna's daughter is responsible for - chef Roni Rivlin (that has been standing in the kitchen from the day she could walk). Perhaps it is the unique structure, with eclectic decor and multi styles. Maybe those music nights, concerts, events, with various singers and bands, that touch the heart, from blues and soul through the Mediterranean basin to Spain. Perhaps these unique cultural tours, departing from Caffe Yaffo all over the city, under the guidance of the original actors and artists. And maybe, just maybe these things together, just like Jaffa, also live here, in the same harmony. Enjoy!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?