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“Hidden Gem of Ramallah” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe La Vie

Cafe La Vie
Ranked #8 of 46 Restaurants in Ramallah
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Bar, International, Pub, Middle Eastern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ramallah, Palestine
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3 reviews
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“Hidden Gem of Ramallah”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

I love Cafe La Vie and eat there as often as possible. While the place can be tricky to find, once you do, you will feel like you've discovered a treasure that you'll want to share with all your friends. They have great events during the summer -- movie nights and live music, and during the winter there's a cozy fireplace for curling up next to with a book or your laptop. The menu changes each season and is updated with seasonal, fresh produce. The owners use eggs from their free range chickens in the back. They create their own artisanal cocktails. The barrista does espresso art. It's a great place for dinner, drinks, or just a working lunch with your laptop and a cup of tea. Oh, and the dessert is amazing!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Genevievewrites
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely, helpful owners, great vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

I stopped by Café La Vie to drop off some preserved lemons I had promised the owners and what I discovered was a lovely, chilled place full of interesting people - mainly Palestinians; some internationals.

The staff are warm and welcoming - as are all Palestinians - and one even offered me his bed when I was particularly disorganized and couldn't make it to Jerusalem. Lovely people, great vibe.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Nicolakelly84
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Under the branches of the olive trees”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

If you are looking to duck in out of the noise and traffic of this busy city, look no further than Cafe La Vie. The setting is an outdoor garden dining area. The food is excellent and the homemade deserts are the finest. Each dish is crafted with care and flavor in mind. Also they use their own home grown vegtables, eggs and honey from their hives. This is a place where one can get away alone or with a group and be left wanting to return.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Sharon M
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LA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Bliss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

The waiters are so sweet and friendly. The salads are delicious and fresh. The outdoor seating is blissful. Sitting at a table here for an hour is as relaxing as a yoga session.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Heidi M
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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best food in Ramallah and the least pretentious crowd”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

You won't find Ramallah's elite here, thank goodness! Not only is the atmosphere relaxed and the owner serves with a smile and desire to please, but the food is the best I've had in Ramallah. Quality is excellent, flavors are diverse, and it has extensive vegetarian options. Don't miss out on their desserts. Only downside is how smokey it can get indoors, but that is typical of any place in Ramalah.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rhonda D
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