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Welcome to Cafe Asif, an all-day spot celebrating local ingredients and culinary traditions. Stop by anytime for “kibbutz” breakfast trays, schnitzel and challah sandwiches, and a local aperitivo at the bar. 

Pickup the best products from honey to olive oil and wine at our Local Deli, curated by the team from the beloved Yaffo shop Shifra.

Cafe Hours & Contact

Sunday – Thursday: 8:00-18:00

Friday: 8:00-18:00

Saturday: Closed

To get in touch with our partners at Cafe Asif, email [email protected] or call +972-3-3752727


Breakfast

Lunch

Aperitivo

Served 09:00 – 12:00

  • Green Shakshuka
  • 52
  • zucchini, spinach, HaMeiri cheese, Hagai’s challah
  • Seaside Breakfast
  • 64
  • smoked mackerel, Matjes herring, taramasalata, fresh vegetables, olives, bread
  • Kubaneh
  • 52
  • overnight Yemenite bread with smoked samneh (clarified butter), green zhug, grated tomato, honey from Kfar Bilu, haminados brown egg
  • Kibbutz Breakfast
  • 54
  • your choice of two eggs, vegetable salad, jam, fromage blanc, Tzfat cheese, Syrian olives, bread

Sandwiches

  • Cheese Sandwich
  • 54
  • ripe cheese from the deli, watercress pesto, green apple, grape molasses, walnuts
  • Challah Cheese Toast
  • 54
  • fresh za’atar leaves from our garden, tomato, olives
  • Grilled Eggplant Sandwich
  • 48
  • tahini, Turkish salad, cucumber, tomato

Our sandwiches are served with a side salad of radishes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and green onion.

  • Sabich
  • 54
  • roasted eggplant, 6-minute egg, potato, tahini, amba, pickled turnip, tomato salad, laffa bread
  • Granola & Yogurt
  • 42
  • sheep’s milk yogurt, homemade granola, seasonal fruit, organic dates from Kibbutz Samar, date molasses
  • Hagai’s Bread
  • 22
  • olive oil, dukkah
  • Hot Sauces Plate
  • ₪16
  • grilled hot green pepper, shifka butter, Yoram’s red chili paste
  • Breakfast Pastries
  • 18/22

Salads

  • Nechama Rivlin’s Salad*
  • 54
  • cucumber, tomato, pickled onion, grape leaves, Kalamata olives, HaMeiri feta
  • *Inspired by the exhibition “A Kitchen of One’s Own: Nechama Rivlin.” 
  • Seasonal Greens Salad
  • 52
  • Circassian cheese from Kfar Kama, roasted almonds
  • Bean & Lentil Salad
  • 48
  • mung, kidney, and navy beans, lentils, tomatoes, herbs, charred tomato tahini

Served 12:00 – 18:00

Starters

  • Gazpacho
  • 38
  • cold tomato soup, labneh, lemon-butter roasted almonds, Assi olive oil
  • Labneh Cheese
  • 38
  • sumac, dried mint, sesame, Al-Shami pomegranate molasses, laffa bread
  • Chopped Liver
  • 44
  • chicken livers fried in schmaltz and coarsely chopped, horseradish, pickled cucumber, Hagai’s challah
  • Dan River Trout
  • 58
  • pickled celery, cucumber, yogurt sauce, walnuts in horseradish
  • Local Crudo
  • 62
  • Armenian cucumber (seasonal), red chili, Rish Lakish olive oil with lemon notes
  • Baked Goat Cheese
  • 62
  • Barkanit dairy’s Tiltan cheese (ashed goat log), grilled nectarines, watercress pesto
  • Cheese Platter
  • 64
  • cheeses from Schwarz Farm, HaNoked, Tzedek Ella Farm Dairies, bread, plum jam
  • Hot Sauces Plate
  • 18
  • grilled hot chili pepper, shifka butter

Salads

  • Nechama Rivlin’s Salad
  • 18/22
  • cucumber, tomato, pickled onion, grape leaves, Kalamata olives, HaMeiri Feta
  • Seasonal Greens Salad
  • 52
  • Circassian cheese from Kfar Kama, roasted almonds
  • Bean & Lentil Salad
  • 48
  • mung, kidney, and navy beans, lentils, tomatoes, herbs, charred tomato tahini

Mains

  • Mujadara
  • 52
  • freekeh from Nahf, black lentils, yogurt, herbs, crispy fried onion, citrus
  • HaNoked Pasta
  • 72
  • spaghetti, Leshem sheep’s milk cheese, crushed pink peppercorns, fresh hyssop
  • Grilled Fish
  • 108
  • saltwater fish fillet, Persian lemon butter, chard & sorrel stew
  • Fried Small Fish
  • 92
  • preserved lemon mayonnaise, Turkish salad
  • Maftoul With Braised Chicken
  • 62
  • carrots, chickpeas, Palestinian couscous, baharat
  • Chicken Schnitzel
  • 62/56
  • On a plate potato, green salad, capers, mayonnaise, or in a challah sandwich Tunisian salad, preserved lemon mayonnaise, tomato
  • Meatballs
  • 68
  • in tomato sauce with dill, steamed rice, cucumber

Sandwiches

  • Tunisian Sandwich
  • 58
  • smoked mackerel, potato, hard-boiled egg, olives, Haim Raphael’s preserved lemon spread, harissa
  • Cheese Sandwich
  • 54
  • ripe cheese from the deli, watercress pesto, green apple, grape molasses, walnuts
  • Grilled Cheese Toast
  • 54
  • fresh hyssop leaves, tomato, olives
  • Grilled Eggplant Sandwich
  • 48
  • tahini, Turkish salad, cucumber, tomato

Our sandwiches are served with a side salad of radishes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and green onion.

Hot Drinks

  • Espresso (single / double)
  • 10/12
  • Capppuccino (regular/large)
  • 13/16
  • Americano
  • 13
  • Turkish Coffee (Café Anton)
  • ₪12
  • Tea (black/ green/ pomegranate)
  • ₪14

Alcohol

  • Yasmina Cocktail
  • 36
  • basil, gin, lychee liquor, lemon
  • Vedetta Spritz
  • 42
  • White Wine
  • 36
  • Shvo Winery, 2020
  • Red Wine
  • 38
  • Har Carmel, Vortman Winery, 2017

Cold Drinks

  • Freshly-Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 16
  • Lemonade
  • 14
  • Pomegranate juice
  • 18
  • Gazoz
  • 12
  • pineapple/mango sparkling water
  • HaMatsesa’s Natural Juice
  • 16
  • apple/ pear
  • Yutka’s Hibiscus Juice
  • 14
  • from harduf
  • Mineral / Sparkling Water
  • 14/16
  • Iced Coffee/ Americano
  • 13/18
  • Herbal Infusions
  • 16
  • from our rooftop farm

Served 18:00 – 23:00

  • Jerusalem-Style Bagel
  • 36
  • grilled chili pepper, fromage blanc, olives
  • Kubaneh
  • 36
  • overnight Yemenite bread with samneh (smoked clarified butter), green zhug,
  • Pumpkin Bruschetta
  • 34
  • Utopi’s cashew cheese, grape molasses
  • Grilled Okra
  • 32
  • yogurt, cucumber & mint tzatziki
  • Jerusalem Kugel
  • 32
  • sour cream, pickled cucumber
  • Matjes Herring
  • 26
  • potato, pickled onion, sour cream
  • Taramasalata
  • 32
  • cherry tomatoes, red onion, parsley
  • Grilled Sweetbreads
  • 58
  • tahini, amba, zhug, charred onion & tomato
  • Erez’s Merguez Sausage
  • 36
  • yogurt, grilled eggplant
  • Dushpera
  • 36
  • Bukharian meat dumplings, butter, dill, garlic

Salads

  • Nechama Rivlin’s Salad
  • 18/22
  • cucumber, tomato, pickled onion, grape leaves, Kalamata olives, HaMeiri Feta
  • Seasonal Greens Salad
  • 52
  • Circassian cheese from Kfar Kama, roasted almonds
  • Bean & Lentil Salad
  • 48
  • mung, kidney, and navy beans, lentils, tomatoes, herbs, charred tomato tahini
  • Gazpacho
  • 38
  • cold tomato soup, labneh, lemon-butter roasted almonds, Assi olive oil
  • Labneh Cheese
  • 38
  • sumac, dried mint, sesame, Al-Shami pomegranate molasses, laffa bread
  • Chopped Liver
  • 44
  • chicken livers fried in schmaltz and coarsely chopped, horseradish, pickled cucumber, Hagai’s challah
  • Dan River Trout
  • 58
  • pickled celery, cucumber, yogurt sauce, walnuts in horseradish
  • Local Crudo
  • 62
  • Armenian cucumber (seasonal), red chili, Rish Lakish olive oil with lemon notes
  • Baked Goat Cheese
  • 62
  • Barkanit dairy’s Tiltan cheese (ashed goat log), grilled nectarines, watercress pesto
  • Cheese Platter
  • 64
  • cheeses from Schwarz Farm, HaNoked, Tzedek Ella Farm Dairies, bread, plum jam
  • Yoram’s Hot Sauce
  • 18
  • grilled hot chili pepper, shifka butter

Mains

  • Grilled Fish
  • 108
  • saltwater fish fillet, Persian lemon butter, chard & sorrel stew
  • HaNoked Pasta
  • 72
  • sumac, dried mint, sesame, Al-Shami pomegranate molasses, laffa bread
  • Fried Red Mullet
  • 92
  • preserved lemon mayonnaise, Turkish salad