The Big Felafel

Three Weeks of NIS 3 Coffee!

coffeeWhile it may seem like the holiday season is over, there is still much to celebrate. How about NIS 3 coffee? I don’t know about you, but I’m jumping up and down (and not just because I had three cups of pure caffeine joy!). What café finally got the memo that coffee doesn’t have to be expensive? Café Hillel on Emek Refaim right here in Jerusalem, that’s who!

Although I previously reported that Café Hillel would be opening at a new location on Emek, it turns out that they have changed their minds and decided to stay at their original location and renovate. The café itself is closed but for the next three weeks you Despite Price Rises The British Love Of A Cup Of Tea Endurescan get NIS 3 coffee at the little side barista they opened up during the renovation process. The cheap coffee isn’t just hot; you can also get ice café for NIS 9. It isn’t as cheap as my all-time love of NIS 5 ice café at Marzipan in the shuk, but it’s a bigger cup and low fat (supposedly). In any case these are just some of the amazing deals worth pooping your pants over.

Good bargains don’t just happen. Either you or someone you know has hunted them down, passed them along or created them on their own. We cheap buggers have to stick together and look after each other to ensure the deals keep coming. That’s why I implore you to not only take advantage of the next three weeks while the coffee is NIS 3, but to tell the cashier, manager or owner to permanently keep the NIS 3 coffee as a part of the menu. I think in the long run they will end up making more money off the NIS 3 coffee than any of their ridiculously over-priced salads. Also, if the coffee is NIS 3 now, but after the renovations the price goes back up to NIS 15, we will all feel scammed — and nobody goes to a restaurant that rips them off.

Friends, drink and be merry, but don’t forget to be cheap and persuasive too!


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  1. * Elli says:

    the thing with cheap coffee is, you tend to drink more of it and at the same time forget it has an effect.

    I remember there was a coffee vendor machine at the University of Budapest and it was really cheap. I drank about 10 cups with the two hours I spent waiting for a friend. (for the price of one Sturbucks-Coffee)

    That was silly, as it turned out. I was shaking and talking really really fast for about two hours after that.

    So, after all, I think I prefer one cup of coffee at a reasonable high price than having to drink only one cup of really cheap coffee, always feeling tempted to have more…

    | Reply Posted 13 years, 10 months ago
  2. * Molly says:

    I don’t agree- I find that I enjoy my NIS 3 coffee and I don’t want or need anymore. I think when you’re cheap your cheap! And I’m cheap. And a quick update for everyone: Cafe Hillel plans to keep the NIS 3 coffee for about 2-3 more months. They will reopen as a smaller cafe, add a meat cafe to the building. They plan to keep the little side outdoor cafe booth, but they told me they may still raise the price of coffee to more than NIS 3. Big mistake!

    | Reply Posted 13 years, 10 months ago

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