Health Department Temporarily Shutters Yaffa Cafe

UntitledDaniel Maurer

Yaffa Cafe, the late-night standby on St. Marks Place, has been closed by the Department of Health.

A sign on the door says the restaurant is closed for “minor renovations” and redirects customers to Simone Martini Bar, a sister establishment.

Health department records indicate the semi-vegetarian institution was hit with 64 demerit points during a Jan. 25 inspection. (That’s the same number Maharlika racked up before it was closed.) Violations included evidence of rats and mice, and incorrect food temperatures.