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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
09:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat 20:00 - 23:00
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Netanya, Israel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit so that says something! If you like magic this is the place for you, Sunday night is for English speakers, food is good, a varied menu and staff very attentive. What more could anyone want!

Thank barbarabfs2016
Island Heights, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank CRFrank
Tel Aviv, Israel
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Natan L
cape town
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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 

Thank divacape
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139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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.

Thank Dennis K
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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.

Thank mlhJaffa
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Thank RachelGebaide
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We walked for hours to find this little haven and it was worth every step. Delish food amAzong personal service and Olga is patient and friendly. Beyond delish

Thank 912dani
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The is food outstanding, the ambiance is rustic yet modern. We had the corvina fish on a bed of lentils in a cream sauce. Can't wait to go back next we are in Israel!

Thank Ester C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Italian, Mediterranean, Israeli, Cafe, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?