Last updated March 13th 2016

Tel Aviv is full of small cute cafes, so many that you can visit a different one every day and never get bored. There is one though that I always find myself re-visiting again and again. Café Michal on the corner of Jabotinksy and Dizengoff has the perfect combination of charm and great food.

Open for over 10 years now, Café Michal has an excellent reputation and no matter what time you go, it is always busy. However, the layout and atmosphere of the café means that it always feels relaxing and quiet; an oasis of calm right in the center of Tel Aviv. The café oozes a cosy vintage style and the staff are always warm and friendly.

The food is truly excellent too, with a bistro-style menu that changes seasonally and seriously delicious desserts, in fact the best profiteroles I have ever had the pleasure of eating in Israel.

Sausages and Mash at Café MichalSausages and Mash at Café Michal
Fresh fish carpaccio at Café MichalFresh fish carpaccio at Café Michal

This is really a must-go-to café, whether for a cool Tel-Avivian brunch or a candlelit dinner, and if it sucks you in as much as it did to me, you will definitely be re-visiting.

Café Michal is located at 230 Dizengoff and is open from 8am to just past midnight. Tel: 057-943-9054

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