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“Great food. Attractive setting.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of caffit

caffit
36 Emek Refaeim, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #227 of 461 restaurants in Jerusalem
Cuisines: Italian, Kosher, Israeli
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: there are 2 more retaurants of the same owner - caffit in the botanic garden at 1st borla st. and caffit at the malha mall. they all have the same menu.
London
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Great food. Attractive setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a most attractive restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. The first time we went, we felt a bit intimidated as the waitress was not very friendly. I chose Jerusalem salad. The serving portion was large. A very delicious and healthy meal with bread and butter on the side. Quite sufficient without dessert.
I enjoyed it so much that I also had it again the second time. This time the wait staff could not have been better - friendly and welcoming. They have a kosher rating.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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pabloB22
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food, decent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Went here for the first time after walking past it 1000 times. Ha the bruschetta appetizer (40 shekel) which was great, but small portion size. Went with the halloumi salad (about 60 shekel) which was supposed to be served with bread that never came. I could have asked server but wasn't a big deal to me. It was quite good, though had very little pesto and a boring dressing. Also had the fresh squeezed apple-ginger juice (about 19 shekel) which was quite good. During the meal, our waitress brought us glasses of of lemon mint ice crush to sample which was quite good. We came at 130pm and the place was packed. Service was not extremely attentive but wasn't bad either.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Horrific service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

First and one second course were served together ... we sent the main back. We shared the starter which was very tasty. They then brought a single main meal. Also, not bad, however, someone had forgotten to order or prepare the other main meal. After waiting for a while we gave up, paid the bill and left. The manager did offer to 'compensate' us but by then we had lost all interest.

Untrained staff, almost no space between the tables ...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jerusalem, Israel
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Location is NOT all it takes....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Caffit at the Botanical Gardens has the potential to be a great location for what should be a great restaurant or cafe or whatever. True, we keep going back when we are looking for a pretty, outdoor spot with a lovely view. But every time we go, we say we'll never go again. The service is always poor, the waiters not well-trained, the massive amounts of cheese grated on the salads make them heavy and unappetizing. And since they have such a large outdoor area, can't they designate part of it non- smoking so we don't have to be breathing in smoke instead of fresh air?

Visited January 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Wonderful salads and pizza breads”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The salad was wonderful, great flavors and textures. The service is slow so be prepared to sit and people watch. Wonderful breads and spreads.

Visited August 2013
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