Best Breakfasts in Jerusalem

When it comes to finding the best breakfast in Jerusalem, we have you covered. Jerusalem is a big city with a real café and bakery culture. In fact, visitors to this historic city can expect to find something delicious for breakfast on almost every street. From laid-back cafes to lively themed restaurants, we have selected the best places to eat breakfast with menus to suit all tastes.

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Cafe Bezalel

Café Bezalel is a traditional Israeli café which is particularly popular with the city’s student population. Nestled in downtown Jerusalem on the artsy Bezalel Boulevard, this café has a quirky neighborhood charm. It boasts outdoor seating with lovely views, which is a delightful way to spend a summer’s morning. For breakfast, expect to find a range of freshly baked pastries and sandwiches including vegan and vegetarian options, all washed down together with a cup of coffee.

Opening Hours:

Sunday – Thursday 07:00-21:00
Friday 07:00-17:00
Saturday 08:00-21:00

Cafe Bezalel offers one of the best breakfasts in Jerusalem

Oren & Yani

Located in downtown Jerusalem, Oren & Yani is a café that is most notable for its sandwiches. Think freshly baked bread with a range of meats and cheeses. Oren & Yani is a relaxing delicatessen that is in a good location for getting around the city.

Opening Hours:

Sun-Thurs 08:30-20:00
Fri 08:30-16:00
Closed on Saturdays


Kadosh is a family-run café dating back to 1967. Along with a kitchen that creates traditional European dishes, there is also a pastry kitchen that makes delicious breads and sweet treats, all baked on-site. Kadosh specializes in Mediterranean dishes including pasta and quiches. There are a number of tasty breakfast items to choose from, especially their famed Eggs Benedict.

Opening Hours:

Sun-Thurs 07:00-00:00
Friday 07:00 – 13:00
Closed on Saturdays


Meaning tea infusion, Halitatea is a vegetarian café offering a delicious breakfast in calming surroundings. In keeping with its name, Halitatea specializes in a range of teas. A popular breakfast dish at this café is freshly baked English scones with jams and cream. All food is entirely vegetarian and there are also decadent cakes on the menu.

Opening Hours:

Sun-Thurs 08:00-00:00
Friday 08:00-15:00
Saturday 07:00-00:00

Shakshukka is a traditional Israeli breakfast

Cafe Rimon

Café Rimon is a sophisticated café in the city center that has built an excellent reputation for over six decades. Due to its popularity, Café Rimon has a number of stores located in the city. The breakfast dishes here are inspired by both Mediterranean and Israeli cuisine. There is a large breakfast menu with unique dishes such as the Pilates Breakfast (15.80 USD) which involves savory pancakes that are filled with onion, mozzarella, zucchini, served with a poached egg, hollandaise sauce, and salad. For couples, the Breakfast for Two (34.52 USD) is an ideal morning feast that combines eggs of your choice with a large selection of cheese, smoked salmon, cauliflower, dips, house bread, salad and drinks of your choice. Each store has a welcoming atmosphere with a stylish interior that is an ideal place to begin a day of sightseeing.

Opening Hours:

Sun-Thurs 08:00-23:00
Friday 08:00 – 00:00
Closed on Saturdays

You can find Cafè Rimon in Mamilla Mal

Trattoria Haba

Nestled right beside the bustling Mahaneh Yehuda market is Trattoria Haba, a laid-back Italian café that uses fresh ingredients straight from the market. This café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and everything in between. Expect to sample refreshing fruit juices that are freshly squeezed and prepared in-store. Trattoria Haba is dedicated to clean food that is packed with flavor. Bread and pastries are baked on-site and there are plenty of traditional breakfast items to choose from at reasonable prices. There is a gorgeous outside seating area that is decorated with colorful fresh flowers and plants.

Opening Hours:

Sun -Thurs & 07:00-23:00
Friday 07:00-15:00
Closed on Saturdays.


Located in the vibrant Music Square of downtown Jerusalem, Gourmandises boasts a Fresh inspired menu that is bursting with tasty breakfast dishes. To honor its location, this high-end restaurant has a host of live music throughout the summer. Expect to enjoy anything from folk bands to traditional Israeli music. In keeping with the musical theme, the breakfasts on the menu are each named after famous composers. There is a range of dishes including plenty of vegetarian options. The restaurant is also famous for its French pastries and desserts, so maybe return in the afternoon for a sweet treat.

Opening Hours:

Sun-Thurs 09:00-23:00
Fridays 07:00-15:00
Closed on Saturdays

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