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Overload on cheese and sugar at Al-Aqsa Cafe in Nablus - the only place to enjoy Kunaffe

Updated: Dec 30, 2018


There is no doubt that Nablus has THE BEST Kunaffe in Palestine. Don't even attempt to try it anywhere else than in the Al-Aqsa Cafe in the Old Town of Nablus. I repeat - do not attempt it anywhere else under no circumstances!

At any point during the day, but especially around midday, dozens of locals gather around the baker waiting for their hot slice of melted white cheese with a crispy sweet semolina topping and lots of thick sugar water.

Some people even bring pita bread and ask the baker to put the Kanafeh (plus extra sugar water) straight into it. The baker's tray finishes in a couple of minutes. Lucky another one is always on its way soon thereafter.

You can see the production process around the corner from the cafe - just watch for where the next tray comes from.