Elegance Cafe is a family run restaurant with locations in Paoli, Wayne and Philadelphia. With all original and homemade cuisine, Elegance has always been a town favorite. Elegance was first opened in 1980 by Javad and Simeen Vafa, who had the vision to open a small French bakery in the US. After retirement, Javad and Simeen passed down the restaurant to son, Ziaeddin Vafa, and daughter-in-law, Maryam Vafa. They opened their first location in Paoli in 1990 and opened their second location in 2008. Maryam and Zia have transformed Elegance by incorporating new ideas and new tastes

Meet the Family

Simeen & Javad Vafa

Simeen and Javad have been married for 50 years. In 1980, they decided to open the first Elegance together

Ziaeddin Vafa

Zia moved to the US in 1980 to pursue a degree in Engineering

Maryam Vafa

Maryam was born in Germany and always had an interest in international cuisine. She moved to the US in 1988 when she met her husband, Zia Vafa. She currently is in charge of customer relations and is the main manager at the Wayne location