Revisited January 2019
Bagel Café occupies the coveted restaurant location on Emek Refaim. The restaurant has a great relaxed look and a fine menu. Glass windows overlook Emek Refaim Street, and the atmosphere is clean, modern, warm, and relaxed.
Kashrut: Bagel Cafe is a mehadrin restaurant. There are two separate ovens for dairy and parve. So when they say parve, they mean parve.
All Varieties of American Style Bagels
Bagel Cafe is not just about bagels. Yes, they have all the varieties. In addition there are mini-quiches, cakes, and out-of-this-world cookies. All the bake goods are so fresh and delicious, you'll think they were baked that minute.
Here's the secret: They were.
The restaurant gets all the baked goods oven-ready but unbaked.
All those lovely bagels and cakes are baked at the restaurant so that they are fresh and delicious.
The bagel are real “American Style” bagels — Plain, Sesame, Poppy-Seed, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Whole-Wheat, Light (healthful), Cinnamon & Raisin. And with your bagels enjoy a variety of cream cheeses, salads, antipasti, fish spreads and smoked salmon. See take out below.
The Bagel Cafe menu does not end with the bagels and the spreads.
Bagel Cafe offers a full dairy menu.
My partner and I visited Bagel Cafe about lunch time, We started our meal with salads. I had the Crunchy Mozzarella Salad (52NIS), a big fresh salad with cherry tomatoes, garlic, fresh mint, Kalamata Olives & Fresh Mozzarella, topped off with bagel croutons,. The salad was fresh and delicious and big enough for two. Next time I go to Bagel Cafe this is what I am ordering. My partner had the Smoky Forest Salad (49NIS), containing: mixed lettuce & baby greens, sauteed mushrooms & smoked melted Gouda Cheese. Once again, this was a huge salad full of flavor. They don't skimp on the vegetables or the cheese at Bagel Cafe..
Those two salads would have made a great lunch, but we were at Bagel Cafe to taste the menu, so we went on to the main course. I had the Salmon Fillet (88NIS) in a cream sauce with sun dried bell peppers, and crushed walnuts served with a sweet potato. The sauce was very creative and original and the salmon was lovely and not the standard salmon. My partner had the Lasagna (52NIS) Chef’s Recommendation (and ours too) The lasagna was a generous portion, with a thick creamy sauce. These two dishes could have easily been enough for our lunch.
Among the many other foods, Bagel Cafe offers wonderful desserts. For dessert we shared the “Victoria” milk chocolate mousse with white chocolate granache on a brownie. We ended with one dessert for the two of us, which was just enough.
Bagel Café satisfies diners who want just a bagel and tuna and a cup of coffee to diners up for a full meal,
Take Away and Delivery
On our last visit to Bagel Cafe we had a cuppa and some chocolate chip cookies. We then purchased items to take home for Seuda Shlishit. What a great seuda it was. We had delicious real American
Bagel Café will deliver your order (in Jerusalem) and will cater your events in house or at your venue. Make your next business lunch, britot, sheva brachot, or special event at Bagel Café.
Join the Bagel Cafe Club (Moadon)
For an annual fee of NIS 25 you can join the Bagel Cafe Club. This entitles you to discounts on your birthday and anniversary, acake every friday for NIS 20 and more. Ask at the restaurant.
From the menu:
Local Breakfast: Bagel & Coffee: NIS 19, Country breakfast NIS 59, Shared Deli Breakfast: NIS 108 (Eggs - add NIS 12), Smoked Salmon Cheese Bagel: NIS 38, Crunchy Sweet Potato Salad NIS 62, Pastas: NIS 56 - 59, Quiche: NIS 46, Lasagna NIS 69. Desserts: NIS 34 - 42.