Xoli Omut-Durbin’s affectionate nature has been influenced by multifarious ways of living. Born in Canada and raised in Hongkong, she settled out for Australia where she worked as a barista and hence discovered her excitement for the local coffee culture. Bringing this special coffee spirit to Tel Aviv was her intention when she came to Israel. Not speaking a single word of Hebrew, it was the multicultural community of the city and the open minds of locals and expats that brought her together with Howi who became her business partner and Zoé, who established the food component, when they opened Café XOHO in 2008. Starting out as a coffee place that supplementary boils 8-10 bagels per day and letting things and events happen as they come, Café XOHO quickly turns into a hip spot for all foodies seeking for local and handmade, meals and vegan options. These days, XOHO serves more than 150 bagels per day and often has 50+ people in line on the weekends – waiting to be seated and indulge in a Sunday brunch with egg bagels, sweet and savory pancakes or delicious salads.