Elika Art Cafe
Time Out says
Using music and art to bridge the gap between Arabs and Jews in Haifa
It seems that only the arts can truly bring people from different walks of life together. Such is the case at Elika Art Bar and Cafe, which can be found on the bustling artsy Masada Street in the city of Haifa. Here, lovers of music, art, coffee, and beer, can come together and enjoy the joys that life has to offer, regardless of background. Here, one can find a perfect example of coexistence between Jews and Arabs, converging to create and enjoy art in many forms. The varied menu offers a variety of stuffed laffa, sandwiches, and authentic Middle Eastern dishes, like their eggplant and tahina served up in a skillet with fresh bread and fixings. Grab a shesh besh board, mint tea, and a kanaffe for the table (none of that fake orange stuff from the Shuk) and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of this hipster hangout. While sitting at Elika, you will not hear pop music, but a mix of many other genres including jazz and international ethnic music as well.