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Landwer Cafe Heichal Hatarbut

Unfortunately the Landwer Cafe Heichal Hatarbut does not rate the IsraelandYou Recommendation. My wife and I sat a few hours nursing a capuchino while the electricity in the kitchen was being repaired. When our pizza finally arrived it was inedible, just dry crust and some modern painting brushed on top. This may be a result of summer part-time employees. However, a friend of ours says he goes there often and his pizza is always fine. Take your chances and let us know if you recommend the Landwer Cafe at Heichal Hatarbut.

This was the first branch of the Landwer network and is housed in a “national monument” overlooking the new pools in Habima Square. There is plenty of elevator-accessible parking downstairs underneath the Square. They specialize in dairy meals: fish, salads,  pasta, pastry or just coffee.  I would expect that the only Kosher cafe in the Heichal Hatarbut building would have accessible rest rooms. But if you have to go to the loo be prepared to climb down and up stairs. By the way do you know why restrooms are called “loo” in English? Because many architects number the restroom  as room “100”.

One note that I did like was the multi-lingual napkins served with our coffee. Mine said ice coffee in Vietnamese (Cafe Sua-Da). Boy, am I glad to drink my Vietnamese coffee in Tel Aviv now and not in Saigon during the Viet Nam War.


Recipe: Cà phê sữa đá is made with coarsely ground Vietnamese-grown dark roast coffee individually brewed with a small metal French drip filter (cà phê phin) into a cup containing about a quarter to a half as much sweetened condensed milk, stirred and poured over ice.


This Landwer Cafe is on the ground floor of Heichal HaTarbut (Culture Palace also known as the Charles Bronfman Auditorium). Culture Palace sounds so Communist! This is the main concert hall in Tel Aviv, Israel. Heichal HaTarbut and was opened in 1957 and neighbors Habima Theater.

Mann Auditorium

This is the main concert hall in Tel Aviv, Israel. Heichal HaTarbut and was opened in 1957 and neighbors Habima Theater.

Habima Theater

Habima Theatre is the national theater of Israel. Originally founded in 1912 in as a Hebrew theater in Czarist Russia and continued in Moscow under the Communist regime. In 1926 some of the actors expatriated themselves to America where they had productions in Hebrew and Yiddish. Others took the company in 1928 to the British Mandate in Palestine. Habima’s success as a national Hebrew theatre with a permanent repertoire and stage in Tel Aviv led it to become the national theater company.

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  • 11 Dizengoff Street, Tel Aviv
  • Tel: 03-6246064
  • Open: Sun-Thur 08:00-00:00
  • Friday 08:00 till Shabbat
  • Saturday: From the end of Shabbat till 01:00
  • Kosher

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