Last updated June 30th 2021
Breakfast in Tel Aviv, what a glorious thing! No matter what day of the week it is, in Tel Aviv there is always time for a good breakfast. Whether it’s to meet friends, get rid of a hangover, impress a girl… breakfasts have become one of the most important and talked about meals in a Tel Avivis schedule.
With so many great options to choose from, we decided it’s important to have a certified recommendation. We asked members of our community which are their favorite spots, scroll down to find out what over 1,000 people told us. Click here to see how the voting went.
Central Tel Aviv | Gordon Street 17
Laid back deco, delicious healthy comfort home-made food (with many vegetarian and vegan options), good strong coffee and delicious drinks… no wonder Cafe XoHo is a favorite hangout spot amongst the international crowd in Tel Aviv. Be sure to try their delicious all-day breakfasts, and of course their famous cookies! Read more
Word from the Community:
The egg and cheese bagel and the cheese scones from Cafe XoHo rock my world. LOVE. – Vanessa Von
Obsessed with the salmon bagel from Xoho – could eat it everyday. Same goes for their breakfast burrito – Jennifer Dzin
** Get a free cookie with your meal at Cafe XoHo with the Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card, don’t have a card yet? Ask your waitress for one! **
3 locations in Tel Aviv
Loved by girls and boys alike, Benedict is a breakfast institution in Tel Aviv. Serving breakfast 24/7, it is great if you are looking to impress that special someone the morning after a fun night, or just treat yourself to a generous breakfast. The freshly baked hot bread fills you with warmth, topped with delicious chocolate spread.
Remember to book in advance or be prepared for queues… you are not the only one with the Benedict craving! Read more
Word from the Community:
I’ve traveled all around the world and haven’t found a brunch spot quite as tasty! – Ariana Phillips
Poached eggs in any form… Benedict reigns Supreme. – Kia Lyla Combest
Two locations in Tel Aviv
Bucke has a real neighborhood restaurant feel to it: with friendly waiters, a local clientele, and a simple yet delicious menu. The best definition of the food is ‘Israeli breakfast’ – eggs and salads, fresh juice and warm bread. They have a great sharing plate with loads of little salads, and one of the best shakshukas in Tel Aviv! Read more
Word from the Community:
Vegan breakfast tray at Bucke is the bomb. – Lizzy Aronovitz
South Tel Aviv | Montefiore 36
Hotel Montefiore’s Restaurant serves brasserie cuisine in stylishly elegant surroundings. Unlike many hotel restaurants, the Montefiore’s is an attraction in and of itself: trendy locals and well-to-do business types are among the worldly clientele that flocks here to enjoy lavish breakfasts. Round off your cosmopolitan breakfast with a delicious morning cocktail. Read more
Central Tel Aviv | Dizengoff 83
Cafe Cucu is the perfect spot for you and your crew to start the morning off with delicious brunch dishes and tasty cocktails. Or just spend the day sipping on fresh coffee munching on their amazing croissants as you chill among the cozy ambiance.
Open everyday late into the night, this breakfast boutique also transforms into an evening hangout with varieties of wine and whiskey! Just make sure to book your spot in advance, as it can get buzzing! Read More
Word from the Community:
I LOVE the Polenta Benedict – Rachel Schy
Anastasia – Best Vegan Restaurant in Tel Aviv
Central Tel Aviv | Frishman 54
Anastasia is a great vegan cafe to meet friends. They have a delicious and nutritious breakfast with loads of tasty dips, good salads, and incredible cakes. They treat every dish like it is a multi-layered experience, they take all the senses into account. Read more.
Anastasia was voted #1 on our Best Vegan Restaurant in Tel Aviv guide!
Written by guest reviewer Scott D. Renwick
Central Tel Aviv | Yom Tov 30
Yom Tov Cafe is the place to go when you need a break from Shuk HaCarmel. During the day, it’s perfect for a cup of coffee, sandwich, and/or pastry with friendly vibes. At night, this sweet cafe transforms into a laid back, but trendy restaurant and bar with a menu featuring ingredients fresh from the market.
From pizzas, to tabun baked vegetables, and fresh salads, you can’t go wrong. Great service, great vibes, be sure to not miss this spot. Read more
Written by Guest Reviewer Julie Mirliss
Central Tel Aviv | Nakhmani Street 23
The Norman Tel Aviv brunch is like a glimpse into the life of the rich and the famous without breaking the bank. The outdoor seating area is right out of a magazine and you get to enjoy the fresh air and sun while brunching.
The brunch includes an extensive buffet of breads, pastries, spreads, mueslis and more, as well as bottomless coffee, tea and fresh squeezed juices. In addition, you order one item off the menu. Read more
Written by guest reviewer Jess Katz
Dizengoff 197 | Central Tel Aviv
When you sit in Nola (which stands for standing for New Orleans, Louisiana), you feel like you are sitting in a diner in the American South. All the breads, cakes and cookies are freshly baked in their bakery, and the rest of the menu is filled with American treats, complete with hash browns. Read more
Check out other breakfast places we love!
Lechem vShut – Ain’t no carb like an Israeli carb. Lechem vShut is hands down one of the best bakeries in Tel Aviv. For the early risers who pass by their doors, the frosted aromas begin wafting in the early hours, and are countered by the lines out the door every evening thanks to their half off specials after 19:00. From pizza to blueberry muffins to shakshuka-stuffed bread bowls, Lechem VShut is an ever-inviting place with kind people, good music, great vibes, and the best baked goodies on the block. Ben Yehuda 128
Dallal – Located in Neve Tzedek, Dallal is a really special place to go for breakfast. The atmosphere is relaxed, the decoration meticulous. Similarly with the food, the choices are simple, but with a delicious gourmet twist. For the summer there is a lovely outdoor patio, and for the hangovers there is an extensive cocktail list. Shabazi 10
Delicatessen – Deli and restaurant, Delicatessen has amazing freshly baked breads, home curated meats and fishes and delicious salads. They have amazing breakfast options and a great variety of stuff you can take home with you. Yehuda Halevi 79
La Gaterie King George – A little bit of Paris on King George. La Gaterie is more of a café than a restaurant and they only serve croissants – but wow, they know how to make a croissant! On the savory side take your pick of poached egg, and lots of different cheeses and hams; for the sweet-toothed check out the croissant with chocolate mascarpone. Comes with a nice strong coffee. King George 97
Lehamim – Lehamim is a chain of kosher bakeries across Tel Aviv, with many kinds of breads inspired by bakeries from all over the world! They have amazing cakes, burekas, sandwiches, pies, and cookies. In their sit-down branches (Hashmonaim 103 and Ibn Gvirol 125) they also have one of the best breakfasts in Tel Aviv – order your breakfast tray before they run out, with loads of cheeses, fruits, cakes, smoked salmon and tuna, and of course loads of different kinds of bread! Various locations in Tel Aviv
Orna and Ella – There’s something refreshing about Orna and Ella. Crisp white table-clothes, very simple décor, hipster waiters, and homemade food. Their breakfasts are simple yet fulfilling, their shakshuka is not huge but definitely delicious, and the dips for the bread are fantastic – they even have a few extra ones if you ask nicely. Shenkin 33
Sandwich Shel Itzik V Ruti – The place is almost as old as Tel Aviv. It’s only open until about 11am (sometimes even earlier if they run out of food), there only a few things to choose from (lechmania or pita filled with either shakshuka, tuna salad, carrot salad, eggplant salad), there’s nowhere to sit, and usually a little queue – but OMG the sandwiches are amazing! Shenkin 53
Rendez’vous – Great place for a kosher breakfast or brunch! The new menu includes hand-made pastas, homemade pizzas, fresh fish and appetizers, and there is a special breakfast and brunch menu as well. Lilienblum St 1