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Welcome to Knafeh Cafe

Passed down from grandfather to father to son, the art of making Arabic dessert has traveled from thousands of miles to the United States. Knafeh as we know it came about hundreds of years ago in the city of Nablus (a city in Palestine). Only a handful of families mastered the art of making Knafeh using the local Nabulsi cheese. Eventually Knafeh became very prominent in this city and spread to the broader region as “Nabulsi Knafeh”.

Asem Abusir, an immigrant from the city of Nablus came to the United States 30 years ago and brought with him the artistry that he inherited from his forefathers. The Abusir family has many establishments throughout the Middle East preparing and serving Knafeh. The dessert is made of shredded dough and sweet white cheese with a touch of white sugar syrup.

It became a tradition in the Middle East to serve Knafeh at weddings, engagements, graduations and other celebrations. Asem, who has been a computer engineer for the last 25 years decided to bring the original recipe of his forefathers to Southern California. Summer of 2012, he visited some elderly members of the family back home to document the original recipe in preparation for launching the “Knafeh Café” in Anaheim.


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This is probably the best place to buy Knafeh which is a middle eastern sweet. The day I went they had three types of knafeh and I ended buying from each type. They also have other types of sweets, however, as the name of the place states, they are expert in making Knafeh and they have been in this business for many years. I was served by the owner's son, 16 years old, and I saw a Vedio of him making knafeh since a young age (I think he was 8 or 9) helping his family and learning to become the best like his dad.

Wahbi Awqura-Limay

The best place ever. Very very friendly and wonderful family run place, best knafeh ever very clean, very fresh and very welcoming they go out of the way to accommodate you, very good price we came when they were closing and they still helped us and stayed for about an hour to further assist us. We went there more than one time. Love the place highly recommended.

Dima Almoamin

This KNAFE brings Nablus alive, as we sank our teeth into it and with the first bite, my wife and I looked at one another and said this is by far the best Knafe we ever had in North America if not ever. Cheese was generous, the top film was just right and for real it compounded our feeling about the aroma of Ramadan. The place, Nablus and the time, Ramadan all in a tray.

Ramzy Raslan