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September 25, 2016 / 22 Elul, 5776
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Home of the 5-Shekel Coffee

Home of the 5-Shekel Coffee

Photo Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash 90

Dozens of customers line up to purchase their morning coffee at the grand opening of a new coffee store, soon to be a chain, by the name of Coffix, on Ben Yehuda Street in central Jerusalem. Coffix offers 5-Shekel coffee and 5-shekel sandwiches. That’s $1.43, which, believe it or not, is very cheap for Israel.

Food in this country is soooo expensive; and not just the fancy food – a container of cottage cheese can cost upwards of $1.80 in the supermarket.

Our friend Batya Meidad reported:

One of the big news items for Israeli noshers, meaning almost the entire population of the country, has been an everything for five shekel food place in Tel Aviv to bring down the prices of simple take-out food  such as coffee and pizza.  I’m not sure that the five shekel place I found in the entrance to the Jerusalem Centraal Bus Station is from the same businessman, Avi Cohen of Cofix, because this is strictly kosher and called פשוט טעים Pashut Taim, Simply Tasty.  None of the Cofix articles I found mentions kashrut, but the kosher market in Jerusalem is much larger than in Tel Aviv.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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