BaBeit, which translates to ‘at home,’ is famous for its delicious Belgian waffles and offers many variations and endless toppings. Many of its regular customers usually go for the homemade hot cocoa, which can be mixed with brandy. The best part about this sweet spot is not only its treats but also its opening hours; open until 1 am to satisfy your late-night sweet tooth.
BaBeit, Shamai 16, Jerusalem, Israel, +972 2 625 7004
After serving three generations of happy customers, Magdaniat Pe’er stands as Jerusalem’s oldest bakery. It is most famous for its age-old challah recipe, but it also offers a variety of cakes, cookies, pastries, and danishes. Luckily, this bakery has two locations within central Jerusalem: one in Mahane Yehuda Market and the other in the German Colony.
Mousseline Ice Cream Parlor
Mousseline is a French ice cream shop that has some of the best scoops with the most unique flavors in the city. The choices are either milk-based or sorbet, but regardless of the one you choose, you’re bound to be satisfied. The owner learned ice cream-making in France, and her skills are showcased in each scoop.
HaEshkol 6 Jerusalem (Mahane Yehuda Market), Jerusalem, Israel, +972 2 500 3601
The Coffee Mill
If you consider yourself a coffee snob but also want a warm pastry to go along with it, The Coffee Mill is the way to go. This small coffee shop offers a vast array of coffee flavors, such as mint, chocolate, hazelnut, almond, and butterscotch. Their freshly brewed coffee beans hail from Guatemala and Ethiopia, but the shop is conveniently located in the German Colony, making these exotic beans easily accessible.
The Coffee Mill, Emek Refaim 23, Jerusalem, Israel, +972 2 566 1665
Halitatea is officially a health food restaurant, but it specializes in creating remarkable spice combinations for tea, as well as notable desserts. Some of its specialties include macarons, scones, meringues, and pies, all of which are homemade. If you live for your daily cup(s) of tea, Halitatea has a wide enough selection for even the pickiest of tea lovers.
Halitatea, Hillel St 5, Jerusalem, Israel, +972 77 411 0224
Gagou de Paris
Gagou de Paris is a French bakery in the heart of Jerusalem. It makes a number of delicious Parisian-style baked goods, including éclairs, baguettes, Napoleons, croissants, and, of course, croquembouche. There’s also an option to get a stunning wedding cake from these talented bakers.
Gagou de Paris, King George 14, Jerusalem, Israel, +972 2 625 0343