Yemeni-Owned Yafa Cafe Expands from Sunset Park to NYC

Yemeni-Owned Yafa Cafe Expands from Sunset Park to NYC

Hakim Sulaimani, founder of Yafa Cafe in Sunset Park, is expanding his business with two new locations set to open in Downtown Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan. Since its opening in 2019, Yafa Cafe has not only been a hub for Yemeni coffee and culture but also a community space actively engaging in social issues. The new outposts will include in-house catering and a public cafe inside the People’s Forum in Midtown and a takeout window in Downtown Brooklyn's first all-electric skyscraper. Yafa Cafe has become known for its signature dishes and specialty coffees, directly sourced and roasted at their facility. Despite potential backlash, the cafe continues to act as a platform for activism, supporting causes and refusing to stay silent on matters of injustice.

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