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 Caesar 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.
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.
On the corner of busy Ben Yehuda, you’ll find this cozy Spanish bar, ideal for clearing your mind with excellent food and an atmosphere that flows with your mood. There’s plenty to choose from including smoky, flavorful, Spanish small plates, vegetables on the plancha, tortilla de patatas, roasted asparagus and the old favorite, patatas bravas (fried potatoes topped with aioli and homemade ketchup). On Saturdays, reserve your spot at the hugely popular “drunken brunch” where drinks flow and the lively vibe make this a favorite weekend hangout.
When Roni Belfer and Motti Sofer created La Repubblica, they strove to develop a restaurant that upheld their core culinary values of creating local, seasonal and fresh food, while continuously preserving rich Italian culinary heritage. Many of the restaurant’s vegetables and herbs are grown fresh in their very own backyard garden. Alongside the displayed cheeses, cold cuts and famous anti-pasti, they prepare homemade pastas, bake fresh pizzas, and cook meat and fish with extreme attention to detail. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll need a good excuse not to pop in and enjoy the rustic cuisine.