The name of the baking empire and pastry shop in the heart of Jerusalem has long since crossed the borders of the capital and is familiar to every foodie and patisserie enthusiast. Kadosh Café was founded in 1967 by Meir Kadosh and is now managed by his son Itzik and daughter-in-law Keren. While the space has remained its same intimate size, the old recipes have been adapted and the menu has grown with the times to include breakfasts, sandwiches, and salads, plus special treats like beet pancakes, stuffed mushrooms, and fresh handmade pasta. The dessert display has also gotten bigger and is now reminiscent of a patisserie in Paris with sweet and salty pastries, cakes, and personal desserts like éclairs and tartlets. The Kadoshes insist on staying put in the same mythological place, ensuring a queue at the entrance, but customers are willing to wait since their patience is more than rewarded.