Yafo

Restaurant Yafo in ParisYafo (Paris) - © Christine Doublet

Feeling like a quick pit stop in Tel Aviv? Head over to Yafo – Jaffa in Hebrew– a neo-café that’s dressed entirely in pink (walls, mosaic tiles…), located on the very promising rue d’Hauteville. Inside, Lotan Lahmi (ex-Ladurée and Prince de Galles hotel) serves outstanding little hummus dishes on his tiled tables! Savor it either plain with pita bread, or decked out with veggies (cubed beetroot, toasted hazelnuts and parsley the day we went) or meat (roasted chicken, parsley, chives and cilantro), along with pickled cabbage brushed with a delicious homemade marinade (chilies, garlic, lemon). And if you’re still hungry, there are some lovely salads that cost next to nothing up for grabs (like the intensely lemony cauliflower tabbouleh, with red onions, pomegranate seeds and parsley, €3.50) and some knockout desserts like the tehina shortbreads or the creamy malabi rose water pudding, which seems to have floated down from heaven. To drink, there’s the fantastic homemade rose lemonade (€2), charitea (€3) or cardamom tea (€1.50). Set menu options €9-11.50, hummus €8-10.0, desserts €1.50 to €3. // G.-L.P.

Getting there

Restaurant Yafo
96, rue d'Hauteville
Paris
(75010)
France
48.8773422
2.351675099999966
TEL: No phone number
Subway: Poissonnière, Gare du Nord