Jerusalem cafés for caffeine addicts
Locals love this old-school cozy cafe for its kosher dairy menu with a creative flair, home-baked pastries, handmade pasta, freshly baked quiches, and the warm, inviting atmosphere. Their Eggs Benedict is known as the best in Jerusalem.
Located in downtown Jerusalem on the corner of charming and quiet Shatz pedestrian street is Nadi. A typical cozy neighborhood cafe, Nadi specializes in sandwiches on fresh bread with quality cheese. They are also popular for their mastery of the Israeli breakfast, with shakshouka shaken up by the addition of interesting vegetables. The portions are huge, the prices affordable and the service is great, even when the place is packed. With a central location and a reputation as one of the best places for brunch in Jerusalem, Nadi is a meal you won’t want to miss.
Cafe Bezalel is a small, artsy cafe named for the street on which it sits. Open Saturdays, a rarity for the Jerusalem area, Cafe Bezalel is known for its great coffee and huge pastries. It’s menu also contains delicious sandwiches, salads, and other treats, including vegetarian and vegan options. A popular place for students and youth, Cafe Bezalel has a friendly, laid back atmosphere, with a great view of the old town center. Rated as one of the top cafes in Jerusalem, Cafe Bezalel is the perfect place to take a long brunch.
Nestled in the heart of peaceful Baka is Kalo, a popular kosher café for Jerusalem’s young and hip. Furnished with rustic-style chairs and tables, Kalo’s down-to-earth, slick vibe makes you want to kick back and enjoy. The colorful breakfasts are abundant: an assortment of fresh salads, homemade jams, toasted bruschetta with warm mushrooms, croissants stuffed with lox and cream cheese, nostalgic French toasts, creative shakshuka - so much to choose from. No matter what you order, Kalo’s ambience and delightful food will keep you coming back for more.
Though Shraga started off as an adorable café with colorful sandwiches in 1998, this kosher spot reinvented itself with a kindred spirit, a new stylish vibe and the strong belief that simplicity makes the sandwich. The hearty sandwiches take center stage here, overflowing with vegetables. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are all available at this warm and ambient café. Don’t miss the daily specials or the rich homemade soups.