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Breakfast with a view: the best hotel breakfasts in Israel

A handful of stunning hotels offering breakfasts that will make you (and your stomachs) feel on top of the world


Israeli breakfast is a rite of passage for those visiting Israel. Whether you head to a place that sticks to the classics (eggs, chopped cucumber and tomato salad, and fresh baked breads with a range of house-made spreads) or takes a slightly different Middle Eastern route with options like shakshuka, bourekas, or jachnun, we guarantee you'll be tied over for the rest of the day.

The top five hotel breakfasts in Israel:

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1. Café 65 in Hotel 65

Restaurants Cafés White City

The All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet

Normally buffets bring back unwelcome memories of Soup Plantation or worse - Vegas. But 65 Cafe has the brunch bunch on lock with their creative - and delicious offerings. It may be in the lobby of a hotel (again, Vegas) but somehow, this boutique arrangement, with a welcoming entrance giving various seating  areas and options, beckons patrons to relax and feel at home. External visitors and guests of the hotel are both welcome to dig in to the seriously delicious breakfast and brunch - boasting Israeli staples like melt-in-your mouth bourekas and a thoughtfully-chosen sabich bar. The varied and colorful display highlights fresh salads,  assorted cheeses, fresh and pickled fish, a health corner with nuts, granola, oats, and the like, plus a selection of homemade breads, sweet and savory cakes, and freshly-squeezed juices. Once seated, you can also order from the menu, featuring piping hot, individual pans of shakshuka cooked with green chard, spinach, and goat's yogurt; gouda-filled croissants toasted with almond butter; and French toast brioche with jams like wine-soaked pears  topped with whipped cream. 

2. The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya

Hotels Herzliya

The Chef Breakfast

This prestigious hotel has accommodations the world over, but this special location - overlooking Herzylia’s picturesque marina to the left and its glistening shoreline to the right, is truly sitting in the lap of luxury. Take a cozy seat on the terrace of the highly-acclaimed in-house Herbert Samuel Restaurant and indulge in a menu of Israel’s finest raw ingredients, cooked with expert (kosher!) combinations by celebrity Israeli chef Jonathan Roshfeld or lounge by the roof top pool and order a range of custom-made cocktails with a view of the marina.

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3. Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

Restaurants Mediterranean Jerusalem City Center

The Historic Breakfast 

Treat yourself to a luxurious breakfast with a view at Mamilla - one of Jerusalem’s most lush hotels, which offers a high-class breakfast fit for King David himself. Architect Moshe Safdie and designer Piero Lissoni, two of the biggest names in their respective fields, together created a five-star hospitality experience at the Mamilla Hotel. The rooms are spacious and the spa is sophisticated, but it's the view that steals the show. Simply put, Mamilla has Jerusalem's best view, and the most strategic location of all to take it in is Rooftop, the restaurant on the hotel's roof. You'll want to bring your rich uncle from America to Rooftop to take in the panorama and invite you to indulge in a myriad of tastes, including the Tunisian burik – filled with mushrooms, Turkish spinach, a fried egg and truffle oil.

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4. Beresheet Hotel

Hotels Mitzpe Ramon

The Otherworldly Breakfast

Set on a cliff at the edge of the Ramon Crater in Mitzpe Ramon, this luxury hotel offers rooms boasting a range of balconies and private pools overlooking panoramic views of the remote, out-of-this-world location. The in-house Rosemary Restaurant features large glass windows perched over the jaw-dropping surroundings. Indulge in a breakfast crafted solely from local products harvested in nearby desert farms, with the extraordinary natural phenomenon, unparalleled in the world, within full view. 

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5. Carlton Tel Aviv

Hotels Tel Aviv Beach 

The Breakfast on the Beach

Set in northern Tel Aviv, directly on Tel Aviv's Marina, and a leisurely walk  away from Tel Aviv's Port, the Carlton features a range of rooms with a view and plenty of places to indulge in delicious local fare. From the rooftop terrace, which boasts a pool and panoramic views of the sea to rooms with private balconies overlooking either seascape or cityscape, you can't go wrong. But the real jewel is the Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel's buffet breakfast, which is just a stone's throw away from the hotel, actually on the beach directly in front of the hotel. It features various seating arrangements, both indoors and out, with every area offering views of the sea and the harbor. What's more is the sheer variety of delicious breakfast options. Go for the Israeli staples with  a range of delectable salads, in-house-made bread and eggs every which way. And don't be shy about topping it all off with some ritzy champagne and caviar. 

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