Faces Of Northeast: Abdul Rahman Hatimi

Abdul Rahman Hatimi and his wife are the owners of Yasmeen Cafe, located at 1447 Independence Avenue.

Translating to “Beautiful Flower,” Yasmeen Cafe serves traditional African and Mediterranean fare including sambusas, mandazi, and deliciously rich, piping hot chai tea lattes.

The restaurant has been open since December 2018 and Hatimi said business has been excellent in the last year.

His decision to place his restaurant in the Northeast was to serve the East African community that live in Historic Northeast.

“I have lived here for a long time,” he said. “We have a big East African community here and there wasn’t enough representation in this area. We have three restaurants that are just focused on just the Somali community, but I wanted everyone to taste my food. I created this place for everyone to come in and be able to taste East African food.”

What he loves about the Northeast, he said, is the diversity.

“It’s a good place,” he said. “It’s a very diverse, mixed community area. We have Americans, East Africans, Asians, so it feels more at home here.”

To those who have not crossed the threshold into his restaurant, he gives one piece of advice:

“Please come in and give it a try. Most of the people who come and give it a try become regulars.”

To learn more about Yasmeen Cafe, visit their Facebook Page “Yasmeen Cafe,” call 816-216-1615, or email yasmeencafekc@gmail.com.

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

Comments are closed.

  • Faces Of Northeast: Mitch Trumpp

    December 4th, 2019
    by

    Mitch Trumpp moved to Northeast in 2012. At the time, Trumpp owned his own business and was renting a house […]


    Faces of Northeast: Park Kaescner

    November 27th, 2019
    by

    This week’s Faces of Northeast is kind of special. We’re going to take a step back in time to chat […]


    Faces of Northeast: Purity (PeeKay) Kinyua

    November 20th, 2019
    by

    Purity (Peekay) Kinyua is the community outreach ambassador at the Independence Avenue Community Improvement District in the Northeast. Originally from […]


    Faces of Northeast: Eulalia Inman

    November 13th, 2019
    by

    Eulalia Inman moved to the U.S. from Zacatecas, Mexico in 1995. Her husband’s sister was living in Kansas City at […]


    Faces of Northeast: Amanda Wilson

    November 6th, 2019
    by

    Amanda Wilson is currently the program officer at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and works with Community Development Corporations […]


  • Faces of Northeast: Lewis Diuguid

    October 23rd, 2019
    by

    Lewis Diuguid moved to Kansas City to write for the Kansas City Times after graduating from the University of Missouri. […]


    Faces of Northeast: Rebecca Koop  

    October 16th, 2019
    by

    Rebecca Koop is a woman who wears many hats. She works as the events director at the Northeast Kansas City […]


    Faces of Northeast: Dana Carter

    October 9th, 2019
    by

    Dana Carter has been a principal for the past several years at Gladstone Elementary, located at 355 N Elmwood. “It’s […]


    Faces of Northeast:  Robert Showalter

    October 2nd, 2019
    by

    Robert Showalter has been the owner of Excel Office Supply for the past ten years. The company has been around […]


    Faces of Northeast: Sarah Sommerkamp

    September 25th, 2019
    by

    Sarah Sommerkamp is the program manager for Global Gardens, an initiative of Jewish Vocational Service. The program works with refugees […]


  • Faces Of Northeast


  • Remember This?


  • retorts illustrated by bryan stalder


  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.