By Laura M., Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Sitting in Café B’Gina on Beit Lechem I feel the need to do a review. Fist of all the café is very close to Pardes, located on 74 Derech Beit Lechem it is a 10 minute walk from Pardes.
I first heard of this little small nature loving café from my favorite show Srugim. They go there on multiple occasions in the show and I have always thought it looked adorable. The cafe has the options to sit inside, outside with sun or shade. The chairs are comfortable and the tables are very well spaced so you feel relaxed with your amazing food and good book or friends. Today I am here with my computer and haggadah preparing for Pesach and enjoying some chametz because my kitchen is already Passover ready. The wifi is strong and the waiter is sweet.
After intense studying of the all around amazing menu I went with the Israeli Breakfast. It was eggs, salad, cheeses, fresh roll, sundried tomatoes coffee and fresh orange juice. As it all came out to me I had to push aside my computer to make room for this vibrant fresh looking feast. I would recommend sharing the salads because they are enormous! Everything tasted even better than it looked. I sat for over an hour slowly enjoying it and reading my book. I even ordered a glass of water and it came out less than a minute later.
A variety of people were relaxing in the garden area today. They played fun upbeat background music. One little boy was even moved to get up from his plate of French fries to dance to the music!
I have to say that this is going to be one of my favorite café’s in Israel from this day on. It is a MUST check out in my opinion!
Prices are reasonable but not cheap, expect to spend about 45-60 NIS for a full meal.