Last updated March 21st 2016
Great places to eat breakfast in Tel Aviv:
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. Here are some of our favourite places for breakfast 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 nostalgic breakfast complete with full English fry-up. 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!
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.
Bucke has a real neighbourhood 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!
Ahad Haam 91.
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. (also from the same owner, The Brasserie in Kikar Rabin)
Started by two Olim Chadashim, Café Xoho is a firm favourite amongst the cool international crowd. Laid back deco, delicious healthy vegetarian home-made food, and a good strong coffee. All-day breakfast favourites include bagels and burritos.
Cafe XoHo also appears in Secret Tel Aviv’s Best Vegan/ Vegetarian Restaurants blog post.
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Lehamim is a chain of kosher bakeries across Tel Aviv, with many kinds of breads inspired by bakeries from all over the world – be sure to check out their Round Challah! 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!
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. Try and book in advance, they can be busy. [UPDATE – since writing this post, Orna and Ella have put their prices up, and now charge extra for all the nice little dips that used to be free].
Located in Neve Tzedek, Dallal is a really special place to go for breakfast. The atmosphere is relaxed, the decoration meticulous. Similary 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.
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. (there is also a sister restaurant on Ben Yehuda 184, however this does not open until 8pm).
King George 97.
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!
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