Cafe Cremieux is named after the street in which it was located until a year ago or so (and the street in its turn is named after Isaac-Jacob Adolphe Cremieux, a French-Jewish lawyer and statesman, and a staunch defender of the human rights of the Jews of France, who lived in the 18-19th. centuries). This "institution" is the essence of a true neighborhood Cafe. Most clients are "regular", local residents of the heart of Tel Aviv, the atmosphere is warm and pleasant and the owner, Shirit Pollack, knows all her regular clients, by name and profession and always finds the time to sit with them for a couple of minutes, for mutual updates.
Shirit staff are usually as warm, welcoming and hospitable as herself.
This place has been so geared to locals that menus are in Hebrew only. But, Shirit told me that an English version of the menu will be printed in the near future.
I use Cremieux as "my" local Cafe and often meet friends and colleagues there. Except for a variety of hot and cold drinks and some alcohol, the Cafe offers eight or nine breakfast deals, various salads, sandwiches and toasts, baked goods, special Shabbat treats (Jahnun, a Yemenite specialty, Tchulent, an Ashkenazi specialty and Special Shabbat - smoked fish & cheese plate). They offer 2 business lunches (a pasta meal for 49 NIS and a meaty main course meal for 59 NIS). Both meals include a salad, bread & butter, delicious olives and rice-stuffed grape leaves.
My favorite dish is "Blue Color Breakfast", a moderately priced (39 NIS) breakfast, with an omelet, white cheese, olives, chopped salad, stuffed grape leaves, whole grain bread and good coffee.
I hope I am not shooting myself in the foot by writing this loving review and telling the world of this little local gem
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