Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Salad Meal on a Budget in The Center of Jerusalem

Yesterday, my friend and I decided that we wanted a simple, low calorie meal. We had just found her the perfect tzni'usdik, modest bathing suit, ok a bit more expensive than the same one would have been in Yafiz, Sha'ar Binyamin, but close enough to the price, so it wasn't worth traveling there. Yes, the store where I work does have great prices, not only the best over-age saleswoman!!! 

As only good friends could do, we both pointed to the nearby Cafe Ne'eman, on the iconic corner building on Jaffa and King Gorge, where you can get your choice of ready-made salads plus a fresh roll for all of NS24.90. I chose the Tuna and she took one of the White Cheese ones. And we both took the rolls home to freeze for some other occasion, or our husbands...

Even though Downtown Jerusalem was loaded with people, tourists, locals, families etc, the lovely tables for budget diners were empty, and we had our choice as to where to sit.  We could watch all the action on Jaffa Street, while we had a nice, leisurely lunch and chat.

They also have a nice selection of sandwiches, pastries and great coffee. "Fast food" does not always mean greasy and fattening.


Anonymous said...

I'd have to disagree on the 'great coffee'. Their coffee is utterly pathetic. I have to wonder if they've learned their coffee tricks from Starbucks, which always tastes so burnt no matter where you are in the world, that no amount of sugar can overcome it. But על טעם וריח I guess.

Batya Medad said...

I haven't had their coffee for a few months. I usually get it with the sandwich, which is another "deal." It's nothing at all like that "burnt Starbucks," which I agree is undrinkable. When I'm in the states and have no choice other than Starbucks, which has the coffee concession in many stores, I take their Americana, which is fine, though overpriced.