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
The Santa Rosa brunch menu manages to redefine American food, which we have come to know as exaggerated and dripping with fat, and presents dishes with a clear Californian view brought to the table by chef Chen Shamgar. There are no less than 11 different types of breakfasts, from salted Belgian waffle with beef stock, potatoes, bacon, and cheddar cheese, Eggs Benedict on lentils, and of course a mountain of pancakes that will do good for young people and adults alike. Santa Rosa also offers a cold and warm drink, a generous bread basket, spreads and salad at no extra cost.
When: Fri 09:00-15:00, Sat 10:00-12:45
Price: NIS 37-90, including hot and cold drinks
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.)
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
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
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
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