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Derech Hagefen

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Derech Hagefen 1 Moshav Beit Zayit, Jerusalem 90815, Israel
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+972 2-650-2044
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Jerusalem, Israel
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this restaurant, ( sister to Itamar cafe at Moshav Ora near Jerusalem), is one of the most beautiful garden cafes i know. with many seating areas both in and outside, each corner is a delight. Recent tasteful renovations have also improved the resistance to rain. the menu is interesting, with several choices that seem more creative than your standard dairy... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shared a lovely dinner with old friends during a vusor to Israel in May. Food was very good. We were there on a Saturday night. Be sure to make reservations. They have both English and Hebrew menus. I needed the English menu but my friends did not. I loved the hot chocolate which was a huge chunk of Belgian chocolate... More 

Thank weezlikestotravel
Manchester, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The area and the decor took my breath away Great food Lovely hot chocolate Good service A memorable wonderful experience Definitely a must

Thank aellituv
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Derech Hagefen is good for a variety of occasions, whether it's a family and friends gathering or a romantic dinner. The courtyard is quiet and beautiful with a little pond and all sorts of plants and the ambience is very relaxed. I've tried several dishes here and always found them to be tasty and creative, without being to elaborate. The... More 

Thank MisMoz
Jerusalem, Israel
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193 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As usual we enjoyed the tasty dishes especially the safron risoto. This is one of most accessible restaurants close to jerusalem : parking,accessible toilet and surrounded with a beautiful garden.

Thank arina1836
Jerusalem, Israel
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is popular and gets excellent reviews. I can't understand why. Even though they define themselves as "Chef's Restaurant", their food is mediocre at best. They often lack parts of the menu (eg. pastries in the morning). The waiters are sympathetic and usually quick and effective, but the managers tend to talk loudly, sometimes conducting long cell phone conversations... More 

Thank EyalWu
Gedera, Israel
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and inviting brunch and lunch place. The menu is non-meat (kosher) with a reasonable choice and tasty. The service is polite. It is recommended to make reservations, since most of the time, around lunch time, there is a long waiting list. Recommended for social events and meetings, although a bit off-track.

Thank Dan E
Thornhill, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the beautiful and calm ambiance. I enjoyed it so much that I bought a gift certificate for my son and his wife to enjoy. Food was great and service was a delight.

Thank Judith R
Jerusalem, Israel
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Just had a wonderful lunch today at Derech Hagefen. The garden was beautiful and so enjoyable in the middle of the autumn day. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Can't wait to return.

Thank SarKru
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoy sitting in the landscape garden eating the good food. It was enhanced as this kosher dairy restaurant provided a beautiful Sukkah.

Thank Anita J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Israeli, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Derech Hagefen 1 Moshav Beit Zayit, Jerusalem 90815, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-650-2044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?