Cup 'O' Joe cafe restaurant
(or "Cafe Joe" as they say in the vernacular) is a lovely
dairyrestaurant in the heart of Ra'anana serving good dairy foods and
This restaurant is one in the chain of Cafe Joe restaurants throughout Israel. Not all the restaurants have a teudat kashrut. The Ra'anana restaurant is under the hashgacha of the local rabbanut and is closed on Shabbat.
Cafe Joe is located in the small shopping center at the north-west corner of Bar Ilan and Ahuza Street, across from the Kupat Cholim Maccabi center. The restaurant does not face Ahuza Street. Thus the restaurant has a quiet and intimate ambiance even though it is in the heart of the city.
The best place to park in this newly busy part of the city, is in the underground parking lot. Enter the lot from west side of Bar Ilan Street and take the elevator to the ground level. Parking is NIS 5 per hour and Cafe Joe will pick up the first hour if you ask for a parking slip.
Cafe Joe is new and spiffy with a beautiful bar and counter and very comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. The indoor area has tables of different sizes, inviting chairs and banquets. The restaurant is bright and pleasant and it is a welcome place to dine. The decor is dominated by an impressive full-wall coffee grinding machine and a collection of coffee beans just waiting to be ground, packed and taken home.
Cafe Joe you can enjoy a range of foods from just a drink to a full
dairy meal. The restaurant does a very nice job with the usual selection
of dairy fare. Platters are generous, meals are very nicely presented,
the food is tasty and the service is excellent.
Menus are available in both English and Hebrew. There is a nice selection,
but not so overwhelming that it takes forever to decide. Whatever you
choose, don't miss the absolutely delicious coffee. This is a real treat
at this restaurant.
The service at Cafe Joe is noteworthy. The staff is trained and professional.
Hospitality is the operative word, and it is service with a smile.
A friend and I enjoyed a lovely mid-day lunch at Cafe Joe. The restaurant
was busy but not packed and we found a very comfortable table for two
in a good location inside the restaurant. The air conditioning was purring
at just the right temperature, the decibels were bearable, and we were
The waitress greeted us at the door and helped us find appropriate seating.
She suggested the English language menus, which were welcome. Both my
companion and I chose sandwiches for lunch. The platters, which arrived
together, within a very reasonable amount of time, were nicely presented
and came with a healthy portion of salad and dressing.
in the middle of the first half of her sandwich, my companion realized
that the cheese, which was listed on the menu, was missing. Mentioning
this, the waitress immediately suggested that she take the plate and
make the correction. We were both surprised when out came a totally
new sandwich, this time with the cheese, as advertised.
at the restaurant was so pleasant that we decided to dally over a cup
of coffee and dessert.
"What's for dessert?" we asked, and the waitress recited a
list that could have been a separate menu. We decided to share one piece
of cheesecake which turned out to be super creamy and delicious, and
great with the cafe hafuch.
The bill for two sandwiches, two coffees and one piece of cake came
to NIS 110, a price we thought quite reasonable.
Everything on the restaurant menu can be ordered for take-out. You can
also take home bags of freshly ground coffee. The super-duper machine
will remember your choice of blend and when you return you won't have
to think what it was that you bought last time.
eLuna gives this restaurant a "10" on the Richter scale. Come
see for yourself.