Curing Sun Stroke with Israeli Coffee!

Iced coffee at an israeli cafe

We traveled. We ate. Now what?

A drink, of course… L’Chaim!

 The sun is hot and your tan is great, but what about that all important cup of coffee? Hot coffee is out of the question. A cup of cold, refreshing iced coffee is the answer – and it will be an amazing experience all by itself! This Israeli stuff is nothing like the cold coffee with ice cubes that you get at your local Dunkin Donuts; instead, head to an Israeli cafe and think sweet milky coffee SLURPEE.

In order to meet the ever increasing demand, chains now market iced coffee specially made for children, calorie counters, or anyone else who prefers their coffee without the caffeine, sugar or milk. The only thing they all have in common is the plastic cup with the straw in the lid and that delightful thrill you get from imbibing something truly delicious.

Although there are awesome iced coffee brands available all over Israel, we’re going to take a peek at three truly superb places that will leave you simply wanting more. Established in 1994, Aroma’s red-and-black signs are as ubiquitous as Starbucks’ signs in the U.S., and the fare at Israel’s flagship coffee chain is just as dependable. You know you’re going to enjoy a quality product when you walk into one of Aroma’s 120 cafes in Israel; there is a wide selection of hot coffee-based drinks, and there’s the famous “Ice Aroma.” The charming Aroma chocolate that comes with each cup is the perfect cherry on top of this sweet, tasteful treat.

Café Neeman doubles as a bakery and café, and in just a couple of years, it has spread to multiple locations throughout Jerusalem, with three within a five-minute walk or less from each other, on Jaffa Road – one on King George Street – and a ‘walk-by’ in Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station. A stop at one of their branches, whether to pick up or to sit and sample some super-appealing baked goods and the all important iced coffee, is exactly what you need when you’re taking a break from your tour and need to re-energize.

Last, but definitely not least, is one barely-known place, set in a quiet corner (26 Kakal Street) of Rehavia, a trendy Jerusalem neighborhood. The adage ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ was created for Greens Coffee Shop. Whilst their exterior is nondescript, inside, it is “very clean” to quote a satisfied customer with high standards. For the tourist that has discovered it, it is a must-return site. “They sell good salads and yummy muffins,” says one fan, but everyone agrees that their iced coffee is something incredible! Each cup is blended fresh just for you, complete with a delightful swirl of chocolate, and crowned with a sweet puff of cream. Stay in this fascinating store and enjoy your cup of heaven, or head out into the sun again; enjoy its warmth, as your miracle brew keeps you coffee-cool!!

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2 Comments on Curing Sun Stroke with Israeli Coffee!

  1. The last place you described was Greens Coffee Shop at 26 Kakal Street in Rehavia, but the closest I can find to that on Google Maps is Green Good Foods, at 26 HaKeren Kayemet LeYisrael Street. Is “Kakal” an acronym for “Keren Kayemet LeYisrael”?

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