2 New Restaurants to Try in Hallandale Beach

Sample Israeli-Mediterranean dishes at Jaffa and European-inspired café delights at Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar

Chicken tagine at Jaffa
Chicken tagine. Photo courtesy of Jaffa


Chef Yaniv Cohen, better known as “The Spice Detective” and the winner of the season finale of Best Leftovers Ever on Netflix, has made his Hallandale Beach debut with Jaffa, following an outpost at MIA Market in the Miami Design District. Named after the oldest port in Israel, Jaffa explores the flavors of Israel and the Mediterranean with a kosher-style menu that’s dairy-free and uses Glatt kosher meat, complemented by Middle Eastern spices. The restaurant’s design reflects the vibrant Israeli city with repurposed wooden furniture, vintage Israeli travel posters, and an LED sign that reads: “Home is Where the Hummus is.” Take its cue and order the hummus and pita along with the crispy artichoke hearts. For mains, try the short rib tagine served with cauliflower and potato mousse and the grilled salmon on cedar plank. 

Breakfast at Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar
Photo courtesy of Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar

Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar 

Also new in Hallandale Beach is Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar, a European-inspired café offering all-day breakfast and laid-back lunch and dinner options. Since 2012, the café has opened eight locations across South Florida, with even more to come. Stop by to try some of the restaurant’s best sellers ranging from the open-faced breakfast sandwich to chocolate-chip pancakes piled high with sliced banana and almonds plus a drizzle of maple syrup. 

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