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Stamford Woman Dishes On Transition From Oh La La Girl To Cafe Owner

Stamford Daily Voice | by Jeanne Muchnick | APRIL 9, 2015

Faina Yelensky's mission is to "Live, Love, and Eat." Walking into her European eatery Café Oolala in Stamford, you can't help but feel that spirit.
Aside from the cheery atmosphere, there's the gorgeous, fresh-from-the-oven wholesome food. Breads come in daily from a variety of Yelensky's favorite Manhattan bakeries: rye bread from Orwashers for example, ciabatta from Tom Cat, almond croissants from Ceci-Cela, chocolate croissants from Eli's, bagels from Brooklyn and more.

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Hot Spots For Food, Drinks As Cold Descends On Stamford

Stamford Daily Voice | by Frank MacEachern | FEBRUARY 9, 2015

Winter's cold sends people inside looking for something hot to eat and drink, and Stamford dining establishments are delivering what their patrons need.
At Café Oo La La, owner Faina Yelensky said it's hot food and hot drinks that people clamor for.

"They want something to warm them up," she said while standing in the midst of her busy cafe at 2325 Summer St. in the Ridgeway Shopping Center. "When it gets cold there is nothing better than a hot meal or a hot soup."

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Cafe Oo La La Receives 2014 Best of Stamford Award

Stamford Award Program | by Stamford Award Program | NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Cafe Oo La La has been selected for the 2014 Best of Stamford Award in the Restaurants category by the Stamford Award Program.

Each year, the Stamford Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Stamford area a great place to live, work and play.

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Young Local Chef Gives Back

It’s Relevant Stamford | by Samantha Mckelvie | MAY 19, 2014

Leading up to the event ten young aspiring chefs, chosen by the Zampas, will be creating special dishes with local restaurants to be showcased at the Cook-Off. On Monday, Hunter and Eli joined one of the winners to bake at Stamford’s Café Oo La La.

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Oo la la for RFR

Real Estate Weekly | by REW STAFF | JANUARY 22, 2014

RFR Realty announced that Café oo la la has opened at One Stamford Plaza in downtown Stamford. The fashionable dining establishment leased approximately 2,000 s/f of retail space.

RFR worked with the tenant in constructing completely brand new space for the restaurant on the first floor of the One Stamford Plaza Atrium.

Margaret Carlson and Steve Lash represented RFR in the transaction negotiations.

“The addition of Café oo la la brings another great benefit to our tenants at Stamford Plaza,” said Carlson, director of RFR’s Stamford building portfolio.

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