Unlike New York, Paris or London, you can have a brunch in Tel Aviv every day from morning to evening! Here, they call it Arukhat Boker (breakfast) and the category on the menu generally offers the classic one – two eggs of your choice, served with a small fresh salad, some bread and various dips (tuna salad, tahini, labane, cream cheese, butter and jam), hot and cold drinks –shakshuka and muesli, among others.
If most of the coffee places serve the classic breakfast, there are also spots whose brunches are getting inspiration from all over the world…
Middle-eastern brunch: Café Sheleg
With its pretty decoration, its suspended orange-color Moroccan lamps, its tiles taking us a few decades back, it’s impossible to miss this small coffee place, located at the top of Geula Street. Among the Mediterranean salads and the Persian cooked dishes, the menu offers all kinds of breakfasts.
A must-try: the Sabah-el-Nur, served on a big golden plate, is a combination of two sunny-side-up eggs, a herbs salad, one shot of yogurt, grilled pitas, a few olives and chili. Don’t hesitate to order a Turkish coffee (made with cardamom).
Geula 44 – Open from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm except on Friday (it closes before the beginning of Shabbat). Closed on Saturday
American brunch: Café Xoho
If you miss American-style brunches, let’s meet at Café Xoho, nested in a little corner of Gordon Street, between Ben Yehuda and Dizengof Streets. There, the cream cheese– salmon bagel, the pancake stack, the granola bowl or the burrito will fill all your culinary needs! As drinks, we highly recommend the chai tea latte, the matcha tea or the turmeric milk, currently very popular in the United-States!
Gordon 17 – Closed on Monday – Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 5 pm (Except Saturday: from 10 am to 4 pm)
French-style brunch: La Brasserie
It’s really in this chic Brasserie located on Ibn Gvirol that you can drink your café au lait from a bowl or savor eggs à la coque with small toasted bread like French people! Or if you are not that hungry, you can order French baguettes with butter and jam, croissants, (with chocolate or not), or brioches!
Ibn Gvirol 70 – Breakfast from Monday to Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm – Brunch only on Friday (7 am to 5 pm) and Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm
Italian brunch: La Reppublica
Fritatta, Panzanella Salad, Mozzarella di Buffala, Tiramisu or Italian-style ice cream: this is a sneak peek of what you can find at La Reppublica, Italian restaurant located on Mazeh Street, well away from the crowd, and whose brunch – only served on Friday and Saturday – is a must-try!
Mazeh 3 – Brunch served on Friday (8:30 am to 1 pm) and on Saturday (9:30 am to 1:30 pm). Restaurant open from noon to 11 pm from Sunday to Thursday and until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday
Portuguese brunch: Bistro Tchernikovsky 6
Even though this place has been opened a few years ago, this small restaurant, sole importer of Portuguese wines in Tel Aviv, is still unknown from the touristic crowd. Yet, the dishes are delicious and its aromas carry us to the back alleys of Portuguese seaside towns. Brunch is only served during the week-end and offers a variety of succulent plates: fried bread with an egg, vegetable and cheese, spinach cream-based Shakshuka, grilled toast with eggs and chorizo or cod cooked like in Portugal.
Tchernikovsky 6 – Open every evenings of the week (except Sunday) from 6:45 pm to midnight – On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: from noon to 3:45 pm, on Friday from 10 am to 3:45 pm, on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.