Jaffa Cultural Stories and Coffee

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From $21.80

7 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Doris offers a unique look into life in Jaffa. As a Christian Arab, she has experienced a different side of life in Jaffa and loves to share her experience. With strong family ties in the community and a wealth of knowledge about the city's culture and history, you will not find a better place to learn, relax, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

What's Included

Coffee and/or Tea


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 120

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Jaffa Old City
Guests are welcomed into the home of Doris Hiffawi for a cultural experience. You will be treated to coffee and pastries as Doris shares her personal stories with you about growing up as an Arab Christian in a Muslim area. You will learn about the rich cultural heritage of Jaffa, the Arab Christian identity in a Jewish state, female empowerment in the area and more. At the end of her discussion, Doris answers questions from the guests to provide a more personal experience.

• Admission Ticket Free


Lively and entertaining storyteller
619jeffry, 13-11-2022
Doris Hifawi is a member of a Christian Arab family, making her a double minority. Her family has been making coffee for generations. The cardamon coffee is quite unique. Doris generously shares her Arab coffee and delicacies with guests. Doris tells stories about life in Jaffa, from days gone by. She invites guests into her home to be illustrate her life in a mixed city. Doris is a lively and entertaining raconteur,
Coffee with a friend
dmS8036HF, 10-10-2022
Doris was a Charing host that let us see her life and history. As people who were also a minority, my family and I related to much or her life. We also were able to better understand the complexities of living in Israel and learned a lot. I recommend Doris's coffee hosting to any who wants to understand the complex social factors that obtain in Israel.
Energy and intimacy
G2980FBsimonr, 01-07-2022
I took a group of students from an American university and they loved the experience--it was one of their favorite activities in the several weeks we spent in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Doris has tremendous energy and is a wonderful storyteller. We loved the personal elements (as well as the coffee).
Authentic Jaffa experience
nativronen, 24-09-2021
We were a group of 10 walking Ajami neighborhood in Jaffa. We ended up in Doris' beautiful house. She is a gifted story teller. For almost 2 hours we listened to her story of growing up in a Christian family in Jaffa. Highly recommend. The hospitality and coffee are also great!
Get to know Jaffa from a personal angle
Miriam C, 04-06-2021
We spent a lovely, cosy couple of hours (we gained extra time being the last group of the day) with the lovely, vivacious Doris.

She entertained us with cultural information about the Arab communities in Jaffa (mainly Christian), her own life, and treated us to her family's very own brand of coffee (Antoine) and baklava. She provided plenty of information and laughs, and I personally was deliged to be in an Arab home in Jaffa!

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