Katamon Hayeshana is a vegetarian cafe with a conscience. For the past twelve years, founding brothers Ilanit and Moshe Cohen were dedicated social workers treating youth at risk in Jerusalem. Seeking a career change, Ilanit and Moshe have opened Katamon Hayeshana Coffee Shop Restaurant. Here they continue to serve people, but in a much different way.
The philosophy at Katamon Hayeshana is live and let live. The focus is on home-grown and natural foods. The restaurant offers a dairy vegetarian menu that is also healthy and creative. The eggs used for cooking are from free range hens. Don't expect to find fish on this menu. The emphasis is on natural vegetable dishes.
The Cohen's homegrown philosophy is also reflected in the restaurant's decor. All the furniture is hand made by the Cohen brothers themselves, using natural rustic wood.
Specialty Salads and Other Unique Entrees
The Katamon Hayeshana has a rich and varied menu. The salads are particularly noteworthy. The house specialty is a root salad with radish and fennel, that is served with a citrus vinaigrette sauce with blue cheese. Another unique entree is the chestnut cream pasta dish. If you are in for just a light bite try one of the innovative starters such as Quinoa patties with goat yogurt.
In addition to these dishes you will find the many cafe standbys like, toasts, quiches and pizza. A variety of alcoholic beverages are available, like the natural free range Irish Cream and Arak among others.
The dessert menu is sure to please. Katamon Hayeshana offers apple or pecan pie al a mode, or choose from an assortment of cakes and cookies.
Katamon Hayeshana is a reasonably priced cafe in a good neighborhood with plenty of parking. There is a business lunch between 12 and 6 for only NIS 62. So check it out!