Suzana is a rustic café at the end of the Shabazi, Neve Tzedek, where it combines a lazy sense of informality with the culture of 'al fresco' dining, to promote it's individual charm.
Inside Suzana, there is a feeling of it being just a café that you would 'pop into' for a coffee after some serious shopping or to meet friends to chat away the morning, yet outside there is a magical feel to it, on a barmy evening under the 'ficus' tree, which shades the large terrace, full of rickety tables and chairs.
The food is good, unpretentious Mediterranean/Israeli fayre at reasonable prices, served by young friendly staff, albeit rather slowly, but this just enhances the laid back mood of the café, allowing you plenty of time to sit and relax.
Open all day, the menu reflects this with breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes, together with coffee and cakes throughout. An array of warm and cold appetisers of hummus, baba ganoush, fried cauliflower florets and aubergine with feta were served with thick hunks of homemade seeded bread and quite delicious. Main dishes included grilled meats and fish and various stuffed vegetables all served with a side salad.
The coffee and chocolate cream cake is a truly sublime ending to a rather pleasant meal....light airy white chocolate mousse on a dark chocolate cake full of coffee liqueur.....I'd leave some room if I were you!!