Tmol Shilshom cafe 311.
(photo credit: Ivan Tikienko)
1. Café Kadosh
Walk past Café Kadosh any time of day and you’re guaranteed to
see it bustling with people who are drawn to its homely, warm atmosphere and
homemade food. The menu includes a variety of fresh pasta dishes, fresh and
smoked fish, quiches, lasagnes, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and desserts. It
is the perfect place to linger over a cup of hot chocolate, to catch up with a
friend, or watch the crowds go by from a window seat.
2. Tmol Shilshom
A favourite with avid readers
and writers, this rustic bookstore-café-restaurant in Nahalat Shiva is steeped
in character and charm. Named after one of S.Y. Agnon’s novels, Tmol Shilshom is
situated in a 130-year-old building. The café holds regular events in English
and Hebrew as well as readings by famous writers. And, the food is good too –
the Amanda’s salad, cheesecake and the delicious buffet brunch (Fridays only).
Tmol Shilshom is the perfect spot to curl up on a comfortable chair with a good
book.Kosher Dairy 5 Yoel Salomon Street +972-2-623-2758
3. Lechem Shel
This little coffee shop-bakery has a village-like feel with quaint and
tasteful décor. The crusty breads are healthy and delicious and best enjoyed
with delicious spreads such as sundried tomato, pesto and olive tapenade.
Alternatively, treat yourself to one of the bakery’s sweeter offerings. Lechem
Shel Tomer is a good place to enjoy an intimate chat and take refuge from the
cold.Kosher Dairy 30 Azza Street +972-2-648-0751
4. The Coffee Mill
This is the place for coffee aficionados with a big exotic
assortment of coffees to choose from and an irresistible, rich aroma of freshly
ground coffee beans. Situated on trendy Emek Refaim Street, this coffee shop has
a lot of character with a strong New York feel. It’s the perfect place to savor
a good cup of quality coffee, catch up on some emails, take it easy and enjoy
Kosher Dairy 23 Emek Refaim Street +972-2-566-1665.
– Everything for the Baker and Coffee Too (Mizrachi Hakol La’ofeh v’gam
Café) Tucked away in one of the aisles of the Mahane Yehuda marketplace,
otherwise known as the shuk, is this gem of a place that serves excellent
salads, sandwiches, soups and cakes. It has a cosy, vibrant atmosphere and is
the perfect spot to head to before, during or after a shop at the shuk. The café
is one of the few places in the shuk to remain open late and it’s worth going
especially to experience the bourgeois coffee culture.Kosher Dairy 12
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