Our food takes inspiration from the Arabic Street food cuisine. We start from scratch every day to bring you our enduring Arabic flavors. Yafa Cafe is an eclectic, casual restaurant and sophisticated coffee shop that satisfies both your hunger and your wanderlust. From Manakeesh to shawarma; hummus to tabouleh; we serve our greatest selection of the world’s most flavorful Arabic street food-inspired dishes in one lively place.

In our drinks bar facing Portage Street you find a global selection of coffee and other non-alcoholic drinks, that appeal to all palates.

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So we've been driving by this place for a month and finally had a chance to stop in. Incredible. Food is delicious (hot and fresh...hasn't been sitting under a heat lamp for an hour). Not being experts in Middle Eastern cuisine, we had a lot of questions, all of which were answered with care and patience. They are still working out the kinks but the service was so good, and the whole vibe is warm...fantastic. Support this new local business!

Dez DanielsFacebook Testimonial

Delicious, fresh and reasonably price food. Six of us sampled approximately 12 items on the menu and loved everything from salads to entrees to desserts. Excellent attentive service. The owners were patient in answering all of our questions and directing us to order the right amount and variety of food. And WOW, with tip the final bill was under $20 each. Great night. We will all return soon.

Priti ShahFacebook Testimonial

Yafa Cafe is simply amazing! I was in Winnipeg for a work trip and had seen a friend's recommendation. Everything about this place is lovely--from the food to the decor to the staff. Every time I come through Winnipeg in the future I'll be cajoling my friends to come here!

Alan Epp WeaverFacebook Testimonial

Family run and family friendly restaurant. We tried the yafa spicy chicken, the kabab kofte, the zaatar with vegetables, lentil soup, and for dessert yafa Qishta. Everything was fresh, homemade, and delicious. Process are amazing and the Turkish coffee and fresh mint tea we're great too. Highly recommend. 😍🤤🍽

Ana MarmaraFacebook Testimonial

Delicious and reasonably priced. The staff were very and welcoming. I can’t wait to return to try the coffee and a honey cardamom latte! Great new place to have a quick and delicious meal, or stay for some backgammon and a warm beverage. A must try!

Bobby LundFacebook Testimonial

Food is fresh, delicious .. the place makes you feel like home .. very artistic and warm, owner are very friendly and nice. it is definitely one of my favourite place in the city.

Sara JarrarFacebook Testimonial