While there are a host of cafes among the tree-shaded Templar and Arab buildings of Emek Refaim Street in the Germany Colony, few of them have earned the designation "institution." Caffit, though, is a true Jerusalem institution, known throughout the city as the German Colony gathering place for the politicians, journalists, models, TV reporters and other personalities of the Holy City. Yet even though you might be dining a table away from a famous face, Caffit extends a personal touch to all customers - don't be surprised if the staff knows your name and how you take your coffee after only a couple visits.
Beyond the opportunity for elbow rubbing with the elite, Caffit boasts a rich and diverse menu: kosher dairy food, mostly Italian but with a smattering of options from other corners of the Continent, augmented with the local ingredients and spices of the Middle East. Mountainous salads can be had, including several variants of the famous-citywide Oreganato. Fresh fish abounds, and the restaurant offers a stellar lineup of house-made pastas. Burgers, pizzas, foccacie and more round out the offerings.
And then, of course, there's breakfast. Whether Israeli-style (Israeli breakfast, shakshuka, toasts) or Western-style (pancakes and French toast), the open-early Caffit allows diners to start their day off right. A breakfast buffet runs every Friday between the hours of 8:00 and 12:00.
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