The 5 Top Dairy Restaurants in Jerusalem

Looking for the perfect place for a delicious dairy breakfast? Want to know where to get the best vegetarian and vegan-friendly meals in town? Here are the top dairy kitchen restaurants and cafes in Jerusalem. Bon appetite!



Photo: Piccolino

Piccolino is an elegant high-end restaurant located at Kikar HaMuzika (Music Square) inside the beautiful alley ways of Nachalat Shiv’a neighborhood. This restaurant offers a fine dining experience with a menu that will make you seriously question your cooking skills. Their kosher mehadrin dairy dishes by Chef Moshe Abdiel range from chestnut and nutmeg omelets for breakfast, a special white pizza topped with mascarpone, mozzarella and parmesan cheese instead of the traditional tomato sauce, and to exquisite grilled salmon fillets. There is a widespread rumor that the place used to be a bakery, and one thing you cannot miss is the delicious smells of freshly-baked Italian pastries. An extra bonus is the music. Every day during afternoon hours, you can enjoy your meal to the sounds of classical music. Or you can watch a live performance of ethnic, klezmer, classical, pop or Israeli music during dinner.

Where: 12 Yoel Moshe Salomon St, Nahalat Shiv’a, Jerusalem

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Photo: Tiamo Restaurant

How about a delicious dairy meal at one of Jerusalem’s most beautiful spots? Tiamo is a newly opened restobar, located at Independence Park in Jerusalem, offering a Mediterranean-Italian dairy cuisine by Chef Rafael Gozal. Tiamo is all about innovation, creativity, rich Italian flavors, and an authentic Jerusalem atmosphere.

The menu includes dishes with rather interesting names: “Tune on Vacation”, the “Orange is the New Black” pizza, “50 Shades of Gray”, “Jerusalem Mix” pappardelle, and even “Candy Shop”. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? The restaurant uses fresh ingredients only and the menu includes a variety of pizzas, pastas, focaccias, and even fish, meat, and a few excellent cocktails to wash it all down.

Where: 1 Menashe Ben Israel St, Jerusalem

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Photo: Nocturno Cafe

This always-bustling café is probably the chicest place in Jerusalem. This is where you go to meet creative art students and public intellectuals. Nocturno is not just another café, it’s a whole fashion and home styling experience. The café has an indoor complex called “Designers in the city” where you can browse through designer boutiques while the designers practice their craft, enjoy paintings by Bezalel Academy students displayed on the café’s walls, and may be even buy a unique, one of a kind, handmade gift. But what about the food? Nocturno offers a 100 percent meat-free, vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu. The food is kosher, fresh and made of top-quality ingredients straight from Machane-Yehuda Market. Their vegetarian shakshuka is amazing and the market salads and quiche options are also highly recommended. Vegans can enjoy a special vegan breakfast and a delicious portobello mushroom hamburger. One last thing, whatever you do, do not leave Nocturno without ordering their cappuccino, even if you have to order take away. It is the best coffee in town – guaranteed! Of course, soy milk is always an option.

Where: 7 Bezalel St, Jerusalem

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Anna Italian Cafe


Photo: Anna Italian Cafe

Jerusalem is packed with cafes and restaurants that serve pasta and ravioli. But there is one restaurant that can really pull the Italian cuisine off.  Situated in the historic house of painter Anna Ticho, Anna Italian Café is an experienced Italian restaurant with fine dining dishes by Chef Nimrod Norman, who is known for his particular attention to detail. Try the potato gnocchi with crème fraiche, roasted tomatoes and asparagus – this might be the best Italian dish you will ever taste. The salads are also great, especially the roasted red beet salad with sainte-maure cheese and parmesan. For dessert, take Anna’s specialty: a sourish lemon tart. Another interesting fact about the restaurant is that it engages in social activity by employing high risk youth, so this is one more good reason to visit Alma Italian Café.

Where: 10 HaRav Agan St, Jerusalem

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Photo: Nahman Restaurant

This Mehadrin Kosher restaurant is one of Jerusalem’s most unique spots. Located in the picturesque Nachalat Shiv’a, Nahman restaurant brings Italy to Jerusalem for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They even have professional pizzaiolos who make your pizzas in the restaurant’s unique oven. Coming for breakfast? We highly recommend the French Toast made from brioche challah bread and served with maple syrup, fresh cream, seasonal fruits and muesli with honey, goat milk yogurt and granola. Delicious. For all of you brunch lovers out there, Nahman restaurant offers a tasty selection of meals served daily until 4 pm with a main course, such as Shakshuka with labneh and zaatar, eggs benedict with smoked salmon and creamed spinach and more. Brunch is served with a freshly squeezed juice, a hot beverage and bread.

While you’re there, check the special pastas, hot Napolitano pizzas and the restaurant’s exquisite homemade desserts.

Where: 12 Mavo Beit David St, Jerusalem

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