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“Israel's Answer to Dunkin' Donuts”
Review of Roladin

Roladin
Ranked #7 of 20 Dessert in Jerusalem
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 17 May 2013

First Impressions: Roladin is a large bakery chain in Israel with about 41 branches nationwide, stretching from Tel Aviv to Haifa, Sharon and Raman Gan, and a handful in Jerusalem. It is synonymously the "Dunkin' Donuts" of Israel, but that is where the comparison ends.

PROS: Located inside Mamilla Mall, its location is excellent. They also have an outdoor patio or terrace with a nice commanding view of King David Hotel. Apparently, Roladin is a locally well-known brand-name bakery in Israel, with the (baked) goods to back it up. I truly loved the Fur Gourmet Chocolate Moose Bomb -- a heavenly concoction of mousse cake made of Belgian chocolate (Belgians, imo, are the best chocolatiers in the world -- sorry, Swiss) and caramel. Oh, there's free WiFi, so bring your laptop along and find a patio chair.

CONS: Do I look like Sean Connery? Must be. Because, for a bakery, the place charged me Hollywood-celebrity level prices! However, it is reasonable considering the expensive area. Except for the desserts and pastries, nothing else stands out. Surely, my Mocha was watery (too dilute). And the young barrista did not understand what "extra sweet" Mocha means. To be clear, it is a straightforward, gourmet bakery that incidentally happens to serve coffee and light meals as well.

Verdict: In order of importance, Roladin is an excellent bakery, average espresso café and a stand-by restaurant. Great pastries with a price to match. Recommended. Overall, Grade B+.

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Reviewed 23 April 2013

This place is both a restaurant and a bakery, They have a place to seat , if you're not looking for something outstanding, and you just want to grab something to eat or take away, no frills, this is good enough.

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Overall, Roladin is just another obscenely overpriced bakery I wouldn't usually bother with. However, I had the best doughnut of my life here- a dream of a doughnut oozing pistachio-flavoured creme and topped with rich chocolate sauce. This was in November. Having been back to Jerusalem in August and March, I've never seen doughnuts on sale here since- just a load of expensive flaked pastry.This is an error than needs urgent correction!

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Reviewed 21 February 2013

This review is for the Roladin Bakery in Modiin Center, Azraeli Mall. The Hot chocolate I ordered was very good. It came out nice and hot. The service was very good and helpful, especially when my ride came quicker than planned and I had to get it to go. The pastries are good but very expensive.

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Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

Nice outdoor patio to enjoy a snack and a cold beer while shopping! Food is Ok and reasonably priced for the area.. Service seams a little hit and miss? Free wifi!

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