The Yaffa tea room is extremely over priced, dirty, LOUDER than a concert and should be avoided at all cost.
Here I sit, chewing away at the over cooked chicken dish I paid $18 for last night (took it to go as I could NOT stand the noise any longer) and I ponder how they have the nerve to charge $18 for this poor excuse for chicken. It doesn't even resemble chicken, it looks more like Turkey that they thawed out last minute.
The spinach that came with it, too, was over cooked. It's not even green anymore, more like light yellow.
I sat there with a friend trying to chat and the music was SO LOUD everyone in the place had to literally SCREAM to communicate. I asked my waiter several times to turn down the music and he informed me that it was "not a restaurant, it was a bar!".
I ordered a cranberry juice along with my mineral water, but he never brought it, probably because HE DIDN'T HEAR ME over the loud, annoying music.
Hard to believe but Ms. Yaffa, the owner, was actually sitting at the bar through all of this. But then again, she looks so old, she probably is hard of hearing and didn't realize that their music was as loud as the standard WHO concert.
The bathroom and stairs to the bathroom are disgusting and filthy. There is so much grease on the stairs I almost fell.
I am really irate over this waste of time and money. The OTHER Yaffa cafe on St. Marks places is MILES BETTER and no wonder, Ms. Yaffa sold it years ago to people who KNOW how to cook and please their guest. I am disgusted.
Hope the waiter got the message when he saw that I deliberately left NO TIP.
Pros: Can't think of any
Cons: SUPER LOUD, over priced mediocre food