Last updated October 11th 2014

This weekend was glorious and sunny and so we decided to take a walk to a newly renovated area in Tel Aviv called Sarona on Kaplan Street.

The Sarona neighborhood is over 140 years old and was the original German settlement. The area is now being completely restored to its full glory but with a contemporary and urban Tel Avivian twist, and they are doing a beautiful job. Anyone who has been to the Tahanat near Neve Zedek will know exactly the type of place that I am talking about. Sarona will be very similar, full of shops and restaurants and bars. Additionally, several modern and elegant apartment blocks are being built surrounding Sarona which will no doubt keep the place buzzing and full of energy.

The buildings are quaint and full of character with beautiful features, and the gardens and open spaces are refreshing and breezy. I have to say that I was slightly worried at first as I noticed some of the usual shop names such as Castro, but it seems that there will also be alternative boutique-style shops, hopefully showcasing Israel’s finest designers. I also caught a glimpse of a couple of outdoor bars which will be lovely on a summers evening.

Beautiful Sarona GardensBeautiful Sarona Gardens

Although Sarona is not completely open yet you can see just how lovely it is going to be. We went into a mouthwatering bakery by the chef Oren Becker and bought some unusual but delicious lemon mint marshmallows! If this is a sign of things to come then I am very much looking forward to the opening of Sarona and you should be too!

Sarona CafeA typical Sarona Cafe

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