CafeCafe is a chain of coffeehouses here in Israel and we usually enjoy their coffee and pastries. The outlet at the Bilu Junction (Tsomet Bilu) was so far the only exception. It says on their calling card "take your time", and here they sure do, they are in NO HURRY to serve you, nor any hurry to give you your bill after your request it, nor to bring back your credit card after you have handed it over to them.
The other disappointing thing was that out of 5 croissonts offered they did not have 3 of them, they had "run out, SORRY"...
The coffee was okay as was the hot chocolate and of course the pastry that we did order, but they were NOT worth the time we wasted.
This Steakhouse 72 I assume also since 1972 is my favourite place to have lunch or dinner if I want to have the traditional local food. Family run, you can be sure you will get the best of the house.
Favorite Dish: The local Humus of course, this place reputation is built on it.
So this is the new place opened where it used to be the Balcony. Same owner, same friendly service but total different menu and business concept. So, now it is not really a place to sit in but good place to get your fast lunch meal in case you are in the city.
Favorite Dish: Shish-Kebab
This is not exactly a restaurant, actually, not a restaurant at all but a small corner kiosk that has a great falafel. So, when in the city and you wish to have some small snack, that is the best place to have falafel. Fresh, clean, not so oily and very tasty.
Favorite Dish: The Falafel of course.
This is relatively small coffeehouse. Standard Israeli type with good coffee, some selection of beers and good toasts or salads. Nothing really special here, but if you are regular customer you can be sure that you will get even better service with extra special care.
The Balcony (Merpeset) was very nice coffee place and vegetarian restaurant where we usually had breakfast, lunch, dinner or whats so ever. Always good service and food.
But this place has been changed now to be Meat Ranch, more of the type of a fast food place and take away.
Favorite Dish: The salads were great.
Great Falafel, fast and friendly service, you can order in English. ;-)
I think a falafel filled pita with a soft drink was about 26 NIS.
Favorite Dish: I had the sesame falafel...yum, yum....