I always save the best for last. Sitting with Harry Rubenstein from Israel21c and Ben Jacobson from Jerusalemite at Cafe Hillel, I asked them what is your favorite coffee shop? Harry immediately answered Arcafe simply because they make great coffee. I have to agree but as a cafe I think Hillel is the best chain in Israel. That doesn’t mean it is the best coffee shop there are plenty of small family run little places that make awesome quiche. But as a chain I love Cafe Hillel. The atmosphere is always warm and friendly, they like to have outdoors and indoor seating. Great location all over the country. And they have a whole line of products that are just great from their jams to pastries.
I love their breakfast because it has all the elements I want to see and more importantly in the right portions. Cheese always comes with but different types not jut soft cheeses. Their vegetables come as a lettuce salad and cut up veggies perfect for stacking on a sandwitch. Tuna, avocado and even a small pastry. The perfect meal for anytime of day.
Now they have a whole new health section where they post all the calories, great idea. But when perusing the calories I kinda got scared of what the full fat items must be like.
I guess the main thing I love at Cafe Hillel is their fig jam, probably the best in the country short of a home made bubbies