This kitsch-crammed, round-the-clock basement hang is a stop along the East Village party trail. The vegetarian-friendly, vaguely Middle Eastern food is pretty forgettable, though: greasy stir-fries, lukewarm soups, a salad smothered in chickpeas. On the plus side, the place is cheap and comfortable, the crowd is usually interesting, and there’s a lovely garden out back. Just watch your step—don’t stumble on the stairs.
|Venue name:||Yaffa Cafe||Contact:|
97 St. Marks Pl
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Opening hours:||Daily 24hrs|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. AmEx, MC, V|