Middle Eastern in Haifa

Part Lebanese restaurant, part French-inspired coffee den with a hippie ethos, this eatery in the German Colony is original and genuinely friendly. Specialities range from sfeeha (pastries topped with minced beef, onions and pine nuts) to prawns in Mexican tomato sauce, and rolettini (cheese rolled in fried eggplant slices). Wash it down with ice-cold tamarind cordial, sipped to Douzan's guitar-driven soundtrack.

Reserve a little space for a Middle Eastern dessert, such as poached pears or rosewater-drenched milk pudding.