- Aroma Café (Starbucks style). It is located just outside campus (10 minutes walk from Beit Mairsdorf) and is a popular hangout with good salads and sandwiches.
- Commercial center with a supermarket, burger bar, pizza, and a coffee shop in the "Givah Hatzorfatit" (French Hill) neighborhood, a 20-minute walk from campus, or bus #4A or 68.
For more lively food scenes take bus #4A to the "Moshava Hagermanit" (German Colony) or (same buses) to the City Center (light train), home to many popular establishments including:
Tmol Shilshom – book shop and restaurant, $$. (personal favorite).
Pinati – Middle Eastern, $- 13 King George St. Tel: 02-6254540
Focaccia Bar - Italian, Seafood, Steak,$$ - 4 Rabbi Akiva St., 02- 625 6428
Spaghettim – Italian, $$ - 35 Hillel St. Tel: 02-623-5547
Adom - French, $$$ - 31 Yafo St. Tel: 02- 6246242
Closer to the old city (open on Shabbat):
Lavan (at the Cinematheque) – great view from balcony. Italian. $$-$$$.
American Colony (restaurants and bar) – Favorite among the foreign press, for atmosphere and style. $$$.
11 Shimon Ha Tsadik Street, Jerusalem. $$.
Tips – 10% are expected, although service is often not of the best quality.
During Shabbat, many restaurants and cafes in Jerusalem are closed. Places would be opened in the old city, and several around the city center and German Colony. Please check in advance.