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“Unique location, not sure about the food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Mizrakhi

Cafe Mizrakhi
12 Hashezif st. | Makhane Yehuda marketplace, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #92 of 474 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Cuisines: Israeli
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: (see review in the attached URL. A wonderfull coffee/restaurant place. Great food that changes everyday. good/authentic atmosphere. In the heart of the famous Makhane Yehuda marketplace (the best in Israel). Highly recommended - for locals and tourists.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Unique location, not sure about the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

It's indeed a very special place, in between the different shops and stalls. We sat just in front of an old-style butcher and a spice shop in which we made some shopping afterwards. People stop by with their shopping carts. The atmosphere is special and nice, except for a bit too much of a "wannabecool" feeling.
Now for the food - we tried only beens stew and a Shakshuka. They were both ok - not more than that. The beens stew contained the same amount of beans and carrot - which wasn't much - and was based, so I suspect, on the same tomato sause that the Shakshuka was made of. So I wander why don't name it just a tomato soup. My guess? They wanna be cool (-; The Shakshuka had it's own turnoff - it was baked in the oven, so it feels, to give it a crispy top, but it became rigid and not crispy.
If you are in the Machane Yehuda marketplace, I absolutey recommend you to go there to have coffee or a bottle of wine, like we did. But if you're hungry, maybe you should think twice.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jerusalem, Israel
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

The Mahane Yehuda market is one of the hottest locations in Jerusalem and this cafe is well located and is nice place ( Great coffee and cakes) by itself.
Not a place for a dinner but a great place for coffee and cake.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“You can do much better elsewhere”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I know this place for a few years since it was opened. At first it was a nice place with high quality coffee and food. As time passed and it became more and more famous quolity evolved from good to OK to bad and now it is not even bad, anymore. It's a place to avoid.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Jerusalem, Israel
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of the best in the country - superb coffee and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

One of the main attractions in the famous Machane Yehuda marketplace in Jerusalem.
This restaurant serves various dishes that changes everyday.
The food is very good and never fails (I'm a regular there).

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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