The Abu Salem cafe. Wissam Abu Salem

Oldest Café in Israel: Open Since 1914 in Nazareth

Most Israelis overlook the existence of the veteran Abu Salem café and its elderly all-male clientele.

From time to time, usually ahead of a holiday, a resourceful magazine editor tries to find out which culinary institutions have survived the test of time. Usually he lands at Beit Lishansky in Metula, which...

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