Cafes and Restaurants

Cafe and Restaurants in Old City Safed

Guests will find that most of the Cafes and Restaurants in the Old City Safed (Tzfat) are kosher. Guests are advised to confirm with the establishment to make sure they have the most current kosher certificate. The Safed (Tzfat) Rabbinate issues kosher certificates in Tzfat for all Cafes and Restaurants.


Aryeleh’s – Kosher Meat

Address: 59 Jerusalem Street, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 050-4168211, 050-327-2299

(Recommended for Those who Like Meats)


Asian Chinese Cuisine and Sushi - Chinese and Sushi

Features a unique menu that includes a selection of Thai, Japanese, and Chinese food in a romantic atmosphere.

Address: 53 Jerusalem Street, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 077 501 6211

(The Thai-Pad, Egg Rolls, and Sushi Sandwiches are Amazing)


Art Cafe – Vegetarian

Address: 72 Jerusalem Street (Next to Bank HaPoalim), Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 04 682 0928

Hours: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sun - Thu, Winter, 8:00 AM - Midnight Summer

(Enjoy your meal while enjoying spectacular sunset views of the mountains)


Cafe Bagdad – Sandwiches & Coffee

Address: 61 Jerusalem Street, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 04 697 4065

Hours: 8.00 AM - 10:00 PM Sun - Thu, Winter, 8:00 AM - Midnight Summer

(Enjoy the view of the Artist Quarter and surrounding mountains while enjoying your meal)


Canaan Gallery Cafe – Light Meals and Sandwiches

Address: 47 Beit Yosef Street, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 02 697 4449

Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM Sun – Thu, to 3:00 PM Fri

(Gallery cafe to escape the busloads of day trippers)


Elements Cafe - Gluten Free and Raw Living Foods

Address: Kikar Maginim, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 054-650-9183

Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sun – Thu


(The only 100% Gluten-Free Café in Safed and anywhere in Israel that serves living food for the body and soul)


Galilee Food – Dairy and Meat

Serving kosher healthy and unique dishes that include: Barbecue meat, vegetable platters. 

Offers a variety of selections to choose from.

Phone: 050 559 0597


(Amazing place for those who want to enjoy a healthy meal)


HaAri 8 – Middle Eastern

HaAri8 is the most popular Middle restaurant in town. Specialties include steak, grilled meats, 'cigars' filled with chopped meat, fish and fresh salads. Vegetarian options include salads, soups and pasta. The restaurant also has a playroom for kids.

Address: 8 Ha’Ari Street, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 04 692 0033

Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Sun – Thu, closed Fri, sometimes opens after sunset on Sat

(The most popular restaurant for Meat addicts)


Mendi’s – Traditional Jewish

Offers a traditional kosher take-out menu that includes a variety of meat dishes to choose from. Delivers within the Old City of Safed (Tzfat). 

Address: 29 Jerusalem Street, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 077 410 8002

(Highly recommended by locals for those who want to enjoy a traditional kosher meal)


Maximilian – Cafe

Address: 2 Arlozorov Street, Artists’ Quarter, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 077 788 2887, 052 548 4411

Hours: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Sun – Thu Winter, 8:00 AM - Midnight Summer, and 2 hours before sunset on Fri

(Features a courtyard next to the General Safed Exhibition to enjoy your meal)


Cafe Monitin - Mediterranean

Cafe Monitin was founded in 2015 that offers a unique selection of kosher lemehadrin Mediterranean dishes that include Israeli, Italian, Turkish to select from. Israeli omelettes, shakshuka, and Turkish brekas. They also offer a healthy children's menu.

Address: 70 Jerusalem Street, Artistis' Quarter Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 04 8243638


(An unique establishment with spectacular mountain views while enjoying a Mediterranean dish)


Strawberry Tree Cafe – Outdoor Cafe

Address: Next to the Khan of the White Donkey, Artist Quarter, Safed (Tzfat), Israel 

(A very popular favorite among Safed locals)


Tree of Life Vegetarian Cafe – Vegetarian & Vegan

Address: HaMaginim Square, Synagogue Quarter, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 050 696 0239

Hours: 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM Sun – Thu Winter 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Summer, 2 hours before sunset Fri

(Lots of dishes are vegan and/or gluten-free)

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