Upon just hearing the name Kadosh my taste buds immediately begin salivating. This is by far my favorite place to eat out (at the moment at least) and Rafi and I have made it our Wednesday afternoon tradition to head over there for a culinary feast. I was originally referred to this tasty restaurant, dessertier and coffee shop by a fellow classmate, who assured me that they had the very best burekas in town. Not only this, but supposedly these bite-sized burekas were only 2 shekels each (about 50 cents apiece) compared to the more traditional price of between 5-10 shekels per bureka (between $1.25 - $2.50 each) around town.
Once we visited for the first time, we were hooked. And I know we were not the only ones. Kadosh attracts many repeat customers, due in part I am sure to the friendly and smiling wait staff, the uniquely charming and homey familial atmosphere as well as the irresistibly warm homemade food that is delivered piping hot onto your awaiting table. The European ambiance, in general, is ever-so relaxing and attractive, drawing you in for what seems like hours as you fill your palette, watching passerbys though the glass windows, and peeking onto neighboring plates to see what items you are missing out on.
Kadosh, meaning "sacred" in Hebrew, certainly is divine when it comes to food. On the menu, not only will you find tasty treats and desserts that are prepared daily on site (the scent of which draws in many unknowing customers), but also, you will find a full menu, including a range of fresh, homemade soups, pastas, quiches, grilled sandwiches, melted toasts and tasty salads. This is one of those places where deciding on a menu item is the most difficult task you will likely face all day. It just begs for a return visit in order to try something new everytime. Here is what we decided on today (bruschetta with fresh mozzarella and homemade pesto, homemade lasagna, frothy cappuccinos and warm apple cinnamon babka cake for dessert):
This European-style cafe is also well-known for their scrumptious breakfast menu, consisting of delectable french-toast, marshmallow pancakes, homemade omelets as well as yogurts, pastries and an assortment of delicious coffees and warm beverage options. We will have to make a point of scheduling a morning visit to Kadosh in the near future when time allows for a delicious breakfast treat!
Check out the menu for yourself! And be sure to visit this stellar restaurant for a meal or even for just coffee and dessert next time you find yourself in the center of town here in Jerusalem.
* Address: Shlomzion Hamalca 6 Jerusalem, Israel Phone: 026254210
* Hours of operation: Sunday-Thursday 7 a.m. - 24:30 a.m., and Fridays 7 a.m. - half hour before the start of Sabbath