Restaurant: The Inbal Jerusalem
Location: Jabotinsky Street 3 Jerusalem 92145. 02-675-6666
Date: June 26 – July 1, 2019
Cuisine: Israeli Breakfast
Rating: solid buffet, although one could ask, “where’s the bacon?”
During the Jerusalem section of our trip we stayed in the Inbal, which was a lovely and newish medium sized hotel just outside of the old city.
The Temple Mount, Western Wall, and the Dome of the Rock — where the binding of Isaac is said to have occurred! Well, and several thousand other years of sacred happenings.
The Inbal’s main breakfast dining area is this sunny courtyard.
Gluten free station. The buffet lights always make everything warm and partially overexposed. Even fussing with it (briefly) in Lightroom I can’t quite resolve the two tone color (probably from the whiter natural light and the warm display lamps).
More pastries — like babka.
Pancake and waffle station.
Veggies and cheese.
And more salads.
Fruits and nuts.
Halvah station. Yes, there is actually a halvah station. For those that don’t know, this is a sweet mix of sugar and sesame paste.
And more fruits.
Espresso and smoothy bar.
This was an extensive breakfast buffet with high quality ingredients. Like most hotels in Jerusalem, the Inbal is Kosher so the buffet was dairy and absent of all meat. As I was trying to avoid (the yummy looking) carbs this made things a touch tougher, leaning me hard into the cheeses, eggs, and (a bit too salty) cured fish. Still, there was so much selection I ate way too much. Everything was very fresh.
They do operate on Saturday under quite peculiar sabbath rules that I don’t fully understand. The “make your own omelet” station and other things involving live cooking vanished, but dishes were still hot and being constantly replaced. Certain devices like the toaster oven were shut and covered. Still the employees are still “working” so go figure.
Overall, very solid effort.