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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Yaffa Cafe

This is Yaffa Cafe at 97 St. Marks Place in the East Village. The food reviews, along with elements of their decor, are all over the map. Some love this place, some hate it. The decor has been described as garish kitsch - there is plastic fruit glued to the walls, Christmas tree lights hanging from the ceiling, leopard and zebra prints on tables and booths, all in a dark atmosphere with a warm, reddish glow. The clientele is eclectic - a mix of the late nite club crowd, goth kids, slumming yuppies and artists. The menu is eclectic as well - a mix of Mediterranean, vegetarian and some American fare thrown in. The pricing is inexpensive. The 8-foot by 12-foot mural outside, which proclaims its all night status, is a self portrait of Israeli immigrant Lika Ramati, co-owner of Yaffa with her husband Amir - click here for photo. In warm weather there is a large outdoor dining space. This place is worth a visit - I doubt you'll find anything quite like it ...

8 comments:

Christine said...

I feel sad that I read your blog so late!!! I was just back from NYC!! It was my third time been there, but didn't found NYC is soooo interesting!! Oh no...... >_<

Lucy said...

Nice warm atmosphere in the big city, one of the draws of NYC is that there are these all night places that are full of interesting people at all hours, every day of the week...nice photo, too reminds me of an old master painting or something...

Brian said...

Interesting - when I finished the post, I also found it to be like an older painting.
Brian

Chris & Deb said...

absolutely beautiful!

Noel Y. Calingasan said...

I love your blog and I am a big admirer of your photography. You inspire me to get into learning how to make pictures and share experiences about living in NYC through photography in my own blog that I started a month ago (http://nyclovesnyc.blogspot.com). This blog is intended for my family and friends in the Philippines. I also linked your site at my blog if you don't mind.

Brian said...

Christine - next time, perhaps you should get a good guide book that explores the more unusual.

Chris & Deb - thanks.

Noel - Thanks and I appreciate the link!

Brian

SCS said...

O meu reino por um Chá de final de tarde,
'essa hora dos mágicos cansaços',
neste canto bem iluminado da Cidade que não te deixa dormir..

É um prazer descobrir New York pelos teus ângulos.
Parecem mágicos.
Sinto-me atrás, mesmo por cima do teu ombro.

Obrigada,
Vira Vento.

John said...

Great photo. Sounds like a very interesting place.