So I met someone for coffee at 4:45pm at a cafe on Emek Refaim, and three hours later, I was still sitting there. If we hadn't asked for the bill, we could have been there for several more hours.
The street festival down the block was great. 6 blocks of musical acts, acrobats, dance troupes, food, jewelry and lots and lots of people. It was a pre-Shavuot festival. Today at lunch, we saw a kindergarten class walking down the street. They were all dressed in white and wearing wreaths around their heads and carring "offerings" (it looked like dried fruit to us), to celebrate Shavuot. At the festival, there were lots of kids still in their crowns and white clothes (but without the dried fruit).
As long as I've been reporting on the local bathroom scene, I might as well let everyone know that the restrooms at Tal Bagels are excellent.