Cafe, Parisian Coffee house at the heart of Neve
Tzedek, Tel Aviv.
Nina cafe is serving its customers since
2002 and became Known and successful as its special atmosphere
embraces all within.
The Cafe is located accross the street of Nina
Cafe Hotel entrance.
The concept of Eliza Zibi, owner of Nina cafe,
is the magic surrounding the place...
"In Paris where I lived for several
years, I came to love the Parisian coffee houses and their
Nina Cafe, in Neve Zedek,
is named after my 6 years old daughter. Nina Cafe
is like my home.
Although the coffee house is spacious, its narrow entrances
endow it with the intimacy and warmth of friendly embrace.
Following the tradition and guidance of my family, I have
paid great attention to the finest details that make up the
distinctive character of the venue.
On the walls of Nina Café you will
find my family, my mother paintings, photographs taken by
my husband, Itai Barel as well of pictures of my customers
taken by my sister, Devina.
Customers coming to Nina Café feel
as if they have entered my living room or my kitchen. In accordance
with the concept “My customer is my very important guest”,
I make every effort to ensure that they feel at home. There
are those who come several times a day yet always greeted
as if its their firs visit.
The waiters dressed in a white shirt and bowtie (Papillion),
which makes them casily identifiable and creates a feeling
of respect towards our clientele.
I myself work in the kitchen because the
quality of each product is of the essence to me. I endeavor
to make sure that each dish aspires to the highest standards
even if they do not always look or taste exactly the same.
Consequently, it is not unusual for my customers not to order
from the menu but instead to ask me to prepare what ever I
want for them.
While I enjoy the active preparation of the food, my greatest
joy is in the pleasure of hosting- a tradition that probably
bestowed on me by my secret advisor, my father, Ivan Zibi.,
One of the first founders of hotels in Israel since 40 years
and owner of his own chain of hotels.
The nina Suites Hotel, which I opened above the café,
is something I have always dreamt of doing and drives from
my love for entertaining guests.
I designed each of the rooms personally, with minute attention
to the smallest details. The result , a special European sophistication.
The guests of Nina Café can stay in
the suites and enjoy the homely atmosphere and excellent service
that they offer.
I believe in the slow development of this concept so I intend
to expand the hotel gradually and bring to it the special
Parisian atmosphere and style which befit such a unique location
as neve zedek.”
Owner of Nina Café and Hotel Suites