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 advisted 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.


Artisan Bakery of Safed Cafe – Italian & Pastries

Address: Simtat bar Yochai,14, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 052 792 2068

Hours: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sun – Thu, 9:00 AM – 2 hours before Shabbat, and 1 hour after Shabbat ends until 11:00 PM.

(Recommended by Tzfat locals & previous guests)


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)


Beit Yosef Cafe of Safed – Dairy

Address: At the intersection of 86 Jerusalem and Arlozorov Street, Safed (Tzfat), Israel

Phone: 077 481 4546

Hours: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM Sun – Thu, 8:00 AM – 14:00 Fri and days preceding holidays, 1 hour after Shabbat ends until 11:00 PM – Sat nights in the winter

(Recommended by locals & previous guests)


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)


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 recommend 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 Mountain - 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 omlettes, 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 splacular 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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