Tel Aviv knows how to party...hard. And we all know that the harder the party, the harder the hangover. While shakshuka is a delicious Israeli breakfast staple, it can be a touch acidic when trying to cure that morning-after mix of arak and falafel heartburn. Why not cure that hangover headache with a wholesome breakfast and some good old fashioned hair of the dog. Whether you choose to class things up with an elegant mimosa brunch at one of the restaurants at the top boutique hotels in Tel Aviv or pound back bottomless mimosas and cocktail pitchers at more local dives, Time Out Israel’s recommendations for the best restaurants in Tel Aviv for boozy brunch won’t let you down.
The best boozy brunch spots in Tel Aviv
One of the most well-loved spots in Tel Aviv is this Parisian style brasserie. With a meticulously detailed Art Deco interior, this spot is packed ‘round the clock, serving up well-executed French classics with a side of creativity. Fashionable and casual, locals come here to get their comfort food fix.
At the adorable Café Xoho you can find hot BBQ tofu sammies, delectable veggie burgers with homemade pickles, vegan Benedict with brioche, sautéed spinach, spiced tofu with a creamy vegan hollandaise sauce and the much sought-after bagels, cookies, muffins and baked treats! Cure that hangover with a special spicy Caeser or an iced cold beer. With its funky Brooklyn style and the young, trendy vibe, it is impossible not to love this spot.
Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, on one of its main streets, Tepale has authentic Tel Avivian vibes. With Israeli music playing, cheap alcohol and a welcoming crowd, Tepale will bring you into the fold of becoming a regular. Known for offering guests sunflower seeds and arak shots, free of charge, this bar knows how to treat its customers. And don’t miss their pitchers of cocktails. There’s nothing like a boozy brunch to cure that hangover with the hair of the dog or avoid it altogether by continuing that buzz through the weekend. As Tel Aviv becomes more and more sophisticated, it’s comforting to know there are places like Tepale left, where patrons can feel at ease.
Bucke is a trendy café with something for every mood. Enjoy the sunshine at the outdoor bar, overlooking the streets, or chill out in the colorful-yet-cozy interior. Mismatched rustic furniture, sofas, chairs and vegetable-centered food make this place an everyday stop for relaxing. The food is healthy and plentiful—try the vegan shakshuka, bursting with vegetables, or opt for hearty sandwiches and buttery chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven.
Dallal is a classic spot that never goes out of style. Find this beautiful hideaway in the enchanting Neve Tsedek 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 at the Dallal Bakery.
Located in the prestigious Norman Hotel, this Nicoise-inspired brasserie style restaurant lets you experience the French Mediterranean with high-end dining, attention to detail and exquisite ingredients. Choose the setting according to your mood from alfresco dining to the beautiful main dining room or a private space for families and events. Helmed by Chef, Barak Aharoni, breakfast is a morning feast, and the business lunch is a popular favorite; all in all, a great place for a world class experience at any time of the day. For carefully-crafted cocktails and some lovely bites, stop by the hotel’s Library Bar.
Is there anything better than starting the day off with a chic breakfast of fluffy baked bread, perfectly-poached eggs and piles upon piles of pancakes? The restaurant inside the Hotel Montefiore offers a brunch menu that is as much an oasis of style as the boutique hotel itself. This one-of-a-kind classy vibe with antique silverware is the spot to spend your morning, but also the place to indulge in French cuisine cast under a Vietnamese spell any time of the day.
Located in the Sarona Compound, Claro is a farm-to-table restaurant with a cozy and welcoming vibe. Chef Ran Shmueli, one of Israel’s most well-loved chefs, celebrates fresh local produce with creative ingredients, a big open-kitchen, a tabun (brick oven) and fresh fish, meat, chicken and handmade-pasta and breads. The bar seating around the open kitchen is the perfect spot to soak in the atmosphere, and get a good view of this beautiful restaurant.