Finally, one of the writers of this blog had arrived to one of R2M places. R2M is a group that is responsible for some of Tel Aviv’s most famous places. This time I (Inbar) was invited to a “girls night” on one of the best bars in the city – The Coffee Bar’s bar.
All of R2M’s places are known for their special atmosphere, great music and special treatment for the guests. Founded in 1994, The Coffee Bar is the first in a chain of restaurants owned by the group (Brasserie, Bakery, Hotel Montefiore, Rotchiled 12).
I met Adi on the Bar, where she had Frozen Lychee Margarita until I arrived. We started with bread and butter that were served as we set down the table along with white wine and a glass of cava. The bread was fresh and crispy and was baked in the nearby Bakery (as mentioned above). The first course was a Beef Carpaccio that was served with olive oil, lemon juice, arugula and fresh parmesan. The beef was tasty and the parmesan was corrective experience to the last parmesan incident.
For entrees I had Prawns in white wine, artichoke hearts, batter, garlic and oregano. The prawns were cooked in the desired manner and the sauce acted as a dip for the potatoes that were served with the dish. Adi took a burger in a red wine sauce with a grilled tomato. The burger was places in a middle of a red wine lake that gave the old-fashioned burger a unique twist. I should mention that we both took the potatoes with onion as side dish although we were told that the puree is most recommended. With the entrees we got Coffee Bar’s famous dish – the Antipasti. Eggplant, onion & tomatoes were grilled in the oven with exactly the needed amount of olive oil and were tasty.
For deserts we had two tartelettes, one of them filled with dark chocolate and the other with Pttisier cream, topped with strawberries. The two tartelettes were light and easy way to finish a great night on the bar.
The check please (2 people)
Beef Carpaccio – 49 NIS
Prawns in white wine, artichoke -89 NIS
Hamburger in a red wine-72 NIS
Antipasti – 58 NIS
Wine – 35 NIS
Cava – 34 NIS
All in all: 337
Location: Yad Harotzim
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Contact details: Coffee Bar
Address: 13 Yad Harotzim Street, Tel Aviv | Phone: 03- 6889696|
Opening Hours: Sun – Fri -09:00 – 24:00 | Saturday 12:00 – 24:0
http://www.coffeebar.co.il/ | Dinner English menu: http://www.coffeebar.co.il/assets/menus/CB_Dinner.pdf