Brunch at these Tel Aviv restaurants
Seafood shakshuka, Mediterranean Benedict with Hollandaise sauce and scorched chili, toasted ham and gouda coated with crispy cornflakes, chopped liver and challah bread, and for dessert: a dangerously delicious pancake tower. Do you really want to be spoiled? Go for the double breakfast (NIS 176).
When: Fri-Sat 09:00-12: 30
Price: NIS 54-84, including a discounted cocktail menu (NIS 32-49)
Benedict has become synonymous with breakfast in Israel, and you’ll find multiple locations across the country. People come here to munch at any time of the day or night, making it the perfect place for weekend brunch. Open 24 hours and jam-packed with every single comfort food possible: whether it be towering oreo pancakes, Eggs Benedict, French toast or shakshuka, breakfast knows no boundaries here.
When: Whenever (Fri-Sat 24/7)
Price: NIS 58-98
Dallal is a classic spot that never goes out of style. Find this beautiful hideaway in the enchanting Neve Tzedek neighborhood, next to the Suzanne Dallal cultural center. The menu reflects the area around it: Tel Aviv, right in the point where it connects with Jaffa. Enjoy the season’s best vegetables and delicious brunch options paired with some bubbly and a romantic atmosphere unique to the area. For to-go treats, stop by the Dallal Bakery.
When: Fri-Sat 12:00-17:00
Price: NIS 42-136, cocktails 32 (mimosa, bellini, spritz, etc.)
If you want to step out of the eggs / brioche / pancakes familiarity, this Japanese gem on Levontin serves up a brunch that honors the rising sun. Start with Okinawa's small and colorful Izakaya dishes, then select from their main dishes, like Okonomiyaki (Japanese omelet with cabbage and smoked goose breast), Japanese Minute Steak, Tokyo-style Nicoise Salad and more, with cocktails to match.
When: Fri-Sat, 10:00-15:00
Price: NIS 79-89
Chef David Frankel stretches the boundaries of brunch with nine types of antipasti, including crispy tomato focaccia, arancini, and main dishes that connect Italy and Tel Aviv, such as Polenta and Eggs, Steak and Eggs, and more. If you are in a hedonistic mood, please also indulge in the fresh oysters.
When: Fri 12:30-16:00
Price: NIS 65-148
While you might not find this wonderful brunch on Saturdays, Friday is the perfect day to take a morning of freedom and enjoy a brunch done right. Mashya's brunch includes a main egg dish (shakshuka, eggs Florentin, and the likes). The buffet contains a large selection of pastries from the taboun, special salads (eggplant tahina, cauliflower tahina, etc.), pickled fish, jams, and yogurt with fruit. Everything is arranged in a decorative way. If you want cocktails at noon, you can get them at an extra charge.
When: Fri 11:00-15:00
Price: NIS 88-98, depending on the main you choose
Image everything that make Jaffa and the White City culturally unique: incredible museums, wild and wonderful art galleries, bustling bars, and chef quality restaurants. Now imagine them mixed together in a cultural melting pot, all under the same roof. This was the dream of power couple Amir Erlich and Arianna Fornaciai when they stumbled across the Jaffa palace-like building that once belonged to Aaron Kandinof, the son of the minister of finance of Muzaffar Khan, ruler of Bukhara. Amir comes from the restaurant and nightlife business, while Arianna is an artist and the daughter of renowned gallery-owner from Florence, Italy. The two have combined their creative minds to produce Beit Kandinof: an artists' studio, art space with changing exhibitions, center for classes and lectures, and a Jaffa bar and restaurant that will operate into the night. With a handcrafted menu by the talented and promising chef Omri McNabb, who was the sous-chef at Popina, worked previously at Herbert Samuel and at various restaurants abroad, Beit Kandinof promises to deliver the best for culture junkies.
Italian tapas + morning alcohol = a wonderful, wonderful world. Their offerings include artichokes with salted sheep cheese, herbs, and salsa rosa, roasted beets with endive leaves, goat cheese, and pistachio oil, eggs with mushrooms, and Piedina Bianca (thin dough with mascarpone), egg, spinach, and pancetta. Don't miss the Italian tasting platter, which includes a variety of cheeses, sausages, and other surprises.
When: Fri-Sat 12:00-16:00
Price: NIS 27-82
In the coolest corner of the city, chef Einav Azguri serves a brunch that takes inspiration from France, Italy, and other places capable of appreciating outstanding breakfasts. On the menu: baked eggs with cream, porcini and brioche, salmon blini, soft scrambled eggs, and other treats that will pave the way for a good weekend. Plus, who can resist a special sweet and salty crêpe station. The cocktail menu polishes off the meal with the utmost elegance.
When: Fri-Sat 11: 00-17:00
Price: NIS 26-300
One of the first places in the city to ditch the salad-cheese-omelet formula for a more creative direction, such as the leek omelet with parmesan and basil, cheese and olive bourekas with egg, and shakshuka with halloumi cheese. Other options: small Mediterranean-style appetizers, the restaurant's flagship concept. For those who cannot start the day without pumping sugar into their veins should order the French toast or pancakes with fruit and cream.
When: Fri-Sat 09:00-12:00
Price: NIS 39-69
Meir Adoni's kosher brunch includes salads, breads with dips, and a main course of your choosing, such as Belgian waffles with eggs, kebab with yogurt and more. Breezes from the sea for free (not including seabreezes).
When: Fri 10:00-13:00
Price: NIS 120
Classy and chic, this restaurant in the Montefiore Boutique Hotel is a must for lovers of meticulous food and impeccable style. The restaurant offers brunch and evening menus that are as much an oasis of style as the boutique hotel itself.
Located in the impressive, urban Hotel 65 on Rothschild Blvd is Café 65. Open to both guests of the hotel and visitors, the delicious and varied breakfast/brunch buffet is offered until 14:00 on weekends. Café 65 has daily specials with eggs and omelets, several types of Halva, sabich, an assortment of cheeses and vegetables, French toast and many other treats designed to make this your best breakfast experience in Israel. Come with an empty stomach; the mouth-watering smells of Café 65 will have you filling your plate and coming back for more.
When: Fri-Sat 07:00-14:00
Price: NIS 95
The hottest deli around has added some weekend specials to their booming breakfast menu. For example, brown eggs and chickpeas (NIS 38), and Yemenite pancakes with crushed tomatoes or brown egg with zhug (NIS 36).
When: Fri 07:30-17:00, Sat 08: 00-13:00
Price: NIS 12-139, morning cocktails for NIS 26
Choose a main dish then revel in the small plates that flow to the table before it arrives: vegetables, bread, Taramosalata, potato salad with horseradish, msabaha, root vegetables, and more. The main menu includes blissful sins in the form of pork shawarma, steak and eggs, and more. In the alcohol department: Bloody Maries, Spritzes, and more.
When: Sat 11:00-16:00
Price: NIS 49-269 for a main course
The brothers' brunch has redefined the term buffet: raw and local ingredients, warm pastries, and reasonable prices. On the table: shakshuka, spinach pastries, semi-hard boiled eggs, roasted and baked vegetables, homemade hummus, a selection of cheeses, fresh salads, and a whole area dedicated to desserts. And on top of that, cheap cocktails.
When: Fri 09: 30-12:30, Sat 09: 00-12: 30
Price: NIS 85, including hot drinks, cold tea, and lemonade–with free refills