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New Jaffa invites you to take a gastronomic journey along the Mediterranean basin. Our menu combines classic dishes with fresh seasonal specials made using only the best local produce. You haven't had hummus until you've had our hummus, made daily using a secret recipe served with lots of olive oil, spices and fresh pita. New Jaffa brings you the best of Middle Eastern, North African and Southern European culinary traditions with a contemporary twist. It's honest, hearty soul food to excite the senses and share with friends.


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Moshe Ittah

New Jaffa head chef Moshe Ittah's first solo project. Since arriving in Melbourne in 2004 he has worked across Melbourne's culinary spectrum from cafes to fine dining but always with the dream of opening a restaurant of his own. New Jaffa celebrates the food he grew up with from his grandmother´s fricassee sandwich to the famous knaffeh of Yaffo as well as the diverse and vibrant food culture of his new home.

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Karima Weber

Front of House Manager 

Karima is Singaporean/Italian but was raised in Bali, Indonesia. She is now pursuing a career in hospitality after studying hotel and events management in Amsterdam.


Some of Our Favorites —


Fricassee Sandwich

Traditional Tunisian sandwich, tuna, capers, boiled egg, boiled potato, harissa, olives and preserve lemon.

Hummus Plate (v)

Hummus, chickpeas, tahini, garlic green chilli vinaigrette , olive oil & spices, Served with pita.

Cauliflower (v)

Roasted cauliflower,  middle eastern spiced vegan mayo, soft boiled egg, pickled green chilly & fresh parsley. (Can exclude egg for vegans)

Spiced Moroccan Curry (v)

Pumpkin, chickpeas, spices, garlic lemon crust & fresh herbs.

Char Grilled Cos Lettuce (v)

green chilly, pistachio, capers, orange vegan mayo, pickled radish, lemon dressing.    

Fattoush Salad (v)

Tomato, cucumber, Spanish onion, fresh herbs, fried pita and zaatar and sumac spice.


Falafel, Beetroot

Falafel , baby beetroot, homemade labneh, fresh herbs, olive oil and lemon.

Eggplant Tahini

Flamed burnt eggplant, tahini & olive oil.


 Falafel pita (v)

Falafel, middle eastern chopped salad, herbs, tahini, pickled green chilli, fresh parsley.  


Kadaif noodles, ricotta, homemade halva, rose water syrup and pistachio   


Chocolate Mousse     

Bamba, home made peanut butter halva & kadaif noodles


View Our Full Menu — 

New Jaffa has materialised in the old Pizza Capers Collingwood site with a late contender for Melbourne’s best sandwich of 2018. Behold the fricassee sandwich from Tunisia, its sugarless doughnut bun pan-fried, smeared with house-made harissa and piled with tuna, egg and boiled potato chunks, before being bombarded with capers, sliced black olives and preserved lemon.
— Good Food
The menu offers some traditional meat-based dishes – try the homemade lamb and beef kebab served with a chopped tomato salad and green tahini dressing – but much of the menu is plant-based. The chickpea-falafel pita comes stuffed with tahini, pickled green chilli and parsley; roasted cauliflower arrives with spiced mayo and a soft-boiled egg; and there are a couple of lighter salads on the menu, too.
— Broadsheet
Hummus is the main attraction at New Jaffa, a Middle Eastern diner in the backstreets of Collingwood. Owner and chef Moshe Ittah makes it fresh daily with traditional ingredients (chickpeas, garlic, lemon, oil and tahini sourced from Israel) using a secret technique.
— Timeout