Jerusalem Cafes: Round 6

I haven’t done a Jerusalem Cafes post in a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been accumulating visits to blog-worthy cafes! I have a lot to catch up on…but here are recaps from four cafe visits that I’ve really enjoyed! Most of the places are repeats of places I’ve been before (it’s nice to have been in … Continue reading

Jerusalem Cafes: Round 5

Continuing my Jerusalem Cafes series, here are a few more places I’ve been to in the last several weeks. Enjoy the pictures of delicious food…where do you want to go out to eat next? First, I tried a cafe on Emek Refaim called Ben Ami. I had heard several times that Ben Ami serves allstar drinks … Continue reading

Jerusalem Cafes: Round 4

Israel…land of milk and honey, land once thought to be the physical center of the world, now “only” the spiritual and emotional center of the world. Also, land of cafe culture and a quite-possibly-perfected leisurely breakfast…. So, it’s time for another ‘Jerusalem Cafes’ post! The last few weeks involved two visits to The Grand Cafe. Grand Cafe is … Continue reading

Jerusalem Cafes: Round 3

Continuing my series of posts about Jerusalem cafes (see here and here), Noah and I went to a couple more places in the recent weeks. For dinner, we went to Focaccia Bar Hamoshava – a meat restaurant on Emek Refaim. As the name implies, Focaccia’s specialty menu item is focaccia. The menu offers a range of uniquely … Continue reading

Jerusalem Cafes: Round 2

A couple weeks ago, I posted about cafe culture in Jerusalem and a few of the nearby cafes I visited during my first couple weeks in Jerusalem (see that post here). As my weeks in Jerusalem have increased, the list of cafes I want to try grows longer and longer. Luckily, I’ve had the opportunity to … Continue reading

Ethnic food in Jerusalem

While Israel likes to stay true to its hummus and falafel roots (and I often hear people joke that you know you’ve accepted the Israeli lifestyle when you are willing to eat hummus for any meal of the day), there is also a smattering of ethnic restaurants around. Some of these restaurants are jokingly belittled for sub-par … Continue reading

Best Breakfast in Jerusalem

Breakfast in Israel is amazing. The Israeli Breakfast is double amazing. eggs+cheese+bread+spreads+veggies+coffee+juice+other rotating goodies = yum/love Noah and I have thoroughly enjoyed going out to breakfast at various locations around Jerusalem throughout this year (see here and here and here). All of these breakfasts are delicious and – let’s face it – pretty similar. Yet, one … Continue reading

Jerusalem (and around Israel)

I lived in Jerusalem for a holy, explorative, and soul-filled year from 2014-2015. It was a highlight of my life that, God willing, I can repeat many times in the future! Below are links to my posts about various neighborhoods, restaurants, activities, and general goings-on in this beautiful, breathtaking and – at times – confusing city. “Without Jerusalem, … Continue reading

Exploring in the north and Hamat Gader

As mentioned in my previous post, the Shavit Family Guest House is both a lodge and a restaurant, and we were fortunate to be able to enjoy some of their delicious food during our stay there. The first night, we ate dinner at the family restaurant, ordering the signature dish of lamb casserole – cooked all … Continue reading