I really love Café Leonar because of its air of culture and old coffee house days. It’s the furnishing, the books on the shelves, the sophisticated but cozy atmosphere and last but not least the selection of the offered dishes. The books are free to read, you also find the main newspapers.
I mostly order a variety of mezze (great tabouleh, hummus & tahini, labane, even borscht) and one of the great coffees they serve here. The breakfast variety is small but fine with an international touch, the lunch specials change weekly and are good for both meat lovers and vegetarians. In the evening they have a nice menu too. They don’t provide kosher food.
Cafè Leonar cares for the revitalization of the Jewish culture of the former Jewish quarter Grindelhof. Just opposite the street the Talmud Tora School is located, now housing a Jewish kindergarten, a school and a community center. The associated Jewish Salon at the same address offers different kinds of events like book readings, dialogues and discussions.