Last updated March 13th 2016
Rochela, 120 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv
Rochela – רוחל’ה. This simple, open-spaced kosher cafe offers a full restaurant menu with breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner ready to serve six days a week. With a variety of classic Israeli breakfasts, pasta, sandwiches, and salads Rochela on Ben Yehuda is a Tel Aviv restaurant where the food is fair, and the fare is fine. Dishes are generous enough to fill you up, the service is a bit better for your typical Israeli cafe. Its minimal decor is the perfect place for getting some mid-day work with wifi, coffee and cookies to fuel your desire to work out of house.
Try the fried Halumi salad for a deliciously savory and satisfactory option, and their French Toast is a full dish complete with fresh fruit, chocolate sauce and “real” maple syrup. (I was told it was real, but it was too thick to be authentic.)
Its bare-bones interior, and relaxing space allows Rochela the ideal spot for working in a cafe with wireless, Americano by your side and an incredibly indulgent full sized Alfajore – the Argentinian cookie filled with divine dulche de leche. It is one reason alone to keep coming back.
Rochela, Tel Aviv is a cafe that offers a standard menu, pleasant service and a cool-without-trying-to-hard atmosphere. This means though that there is nothing terribly unique about the place, especially the menu – its just good food at a fairly decent price for a kosher cafe. While some places in my mind would jump out as more unique – such as Xoho with their vegetarian fare, Petite Cafe on Yedida Frankel – Rochela Cafe would be placed among other really great cafes in Tel Aviv like Jeremiah’s (on Yermiyahu Street). These standard cafes offer exactly what you need and want. It’s one of the main reason Rochela consistently busy, especially all Thursday and Friday mornings before Shabbat – consistency is a great quality to have and Rochela in Tel Aviv if anything is consistent.
Dishes at Rochela
- French Toast w fruit 44NIS
- Halumi Cheese Salad 49NIS
- Tuna Salad 44NIS
- Alfajores 6NIS
- Americano 11NIS
Rochela Cafe Rating
Tel Aviv Cafe with Wifi