In Haifa, it’s always time for coffee and cake

Israel’s third-largest city has the most number of bakeries per person in the country. Come and see the treats awaiting you in Haifa.

Cakes, biscuits, buns, breads… Haifa loves its bakeries. Photo via Shutterstock.

Cakes, biscuits, buns, breads… Haifa loves its bakeries. Photo via Shutterstock.

Haifa boasts more than 70 bakeries for a population of 270,000. By contrast, Tel Aviv has just over 50 bake shops for twice as many people.

The mouthwatering morsels for sale comprise a broad range of pastry traditions: Parisian, Hungarian, German and Swiss as well as Middle Eastern.

Haifa became Israel’s baking capital in the 1930s, when a group of immigrants from Eastern Europe settled in the northern city and quickly became known for their fancy cream cakes, fresh yeast buns and old-fashioned breads.

Today, the city’s top pastry chefs are opening signature shops across Israel, so you don’t have to go to Haifa to get a taste of baked goodness.

Video by Elahn Zetlin

Music by Hicham Chahidi – http://www.musicscreen.be

*Photo via Shutterstock

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