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Almost 30 years of food, love and memories: Ruthie's Kofi Bar and when Brodo closed - voila! Food


The Kofi Bar restaurant in Tel Aviv, led by Ruthi Brodo and Mati Brodo, from R2M, is closing after almost 30 years of activity. All the details in Walla's article! Food >>>

Ruthie Brodeau from Bremen (courtesy of those photographed)

Almost three decades of food will come to an end this summer with the closing of the Kofi Bar restaurant in Tel Aviv.

The municipal institution - the first of the Rothi and Mati factories in Rodo, and one of the few that truly deserves this title - is expected to end its activities on Yad Harutz Street during the coming summer, due to real estate renovation-demolition-development work, of course, but there is also good, or less sad, news.

starting point.

The founding team of the Kofi Bar (Photo: Ruthi Brodo)

Matti and Ruthie Brodo opened the place in 1994 with hard work, then (and a little bit today) a garage area that didn't offer much culinary wise.

The two returned from a long stay in New York, and the idea was to open a place that would remind of the real city.

It started as a kind of espresso bar that serves environmental workers during the day, continued to a limited menu of quiches and antipasti, and included individual tables, along the rab and on the sidewalk.

Over time, the response took its toll, the feedback refined the message, and the line began to stretch.

The audience responded, the menu changed and expanded according to these responses and the operating hours did not ignore what was being done.

Matti could no longer buy vegetables at the market every day, and Ruthie no longer carried pots from her home kitchen to the restaurant.

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A New York homage.

Ruthie and Matti Brodu at Coffee Bar (Photo: Ruthie Brodu)

29 years collect quite a few stories and experiences in your backpack, certainly when it comes to a Tel Aviv restaurant.

Two years ago, Brodu agreed to reveal some of them on the occasion of the 27th celebrations, and made it clear, even without saying, how much it is her cornerstone, the starting station, and the home.

"When the place opened, I would cross the road every evening, look at the place and be amazed that people come to this smelly street," she repeated, "but now we can agree that it doesn't really smell anymore."

She described the decision to place the flower arrangements (can flower arrangements be described as mythological? It seems so, certainly considering the circumstances) on the bar, recalled the marriage proposals (and other proposals as well), and did not stop even when we asked about tips and romance, about cheesecakes and the "earthquake" The 2014 menu.

"The first child".

Wild monkeys (Photo: Afik Gabai)

With the closure of the Coffee Bar, the R2M group is expected to direct focus and attention towards its new brasserie, the second restaurant expected to open soon on the street level of the R48 Hotel.

"It was the first child, everything grew from him," she repeated in a conversation with Walla!

Food about six years ago, she already watched the move, and even defined it as mobbing and nothing more.

"It will be a little different, we will make some kind of update to it," she explained, "it has been the same for many years. The time has come."

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Source: walla

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