The best Tel Aviv cafés for freelance writers

These work-friendly White City cafés give you no excuse to stay home and procrastinate in your PJs all day
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By Jennifer Greenberg |
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Naturally, when every Tel Aviv street–from King George to Shenkin, Rothschild, and everything in between–is rife with more coffee shops than apartments, it’s not hard to find a place to sit down and write. However, not all Tel Aviv cafés are as freelance-friendly as the next. So how do you choose? Easy, just adhere to our list of the best cafés in town to crack out the laptop and let your fingers do the caffeine-inspired typing. Don’t procrastinate! Precrastinate at these writing havens, some of which are even open 24/7 to make those last-minute deadlines.

Freelance-friendly Tel Aviv Cafés

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Nehama Vahetzi
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Nehama Vahetzi

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Just steps from the famous Rothschild Blvd, Nehama Vahetzi is a popular pick amongst the locals. With many vegan and vegetarian options, the cafe is always packed with Tel Aviv’s cutest and most stylish. While the dishes are not the cheapest, the beer is affordable and the experience is authentic. Plus, the cool vibes are free. With the perfect location, insane beet shakshuka, and breads baked in-house, Nehama Vahetzi is the place to sit, socialize, or just laptop lounge.

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The Little Prince
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The Little Prince

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The Little Prince is the perfect literature haven for bookworms. Great for olim, it offers a wide selection of books in Hebrew, Russian, French, and Spanish, as well as an entire room of English literature. With many eclectic, peculiar books, The Little Prince is great for those looking to stray from the typical bookstore selection. The prices are affordable, which has earned this shop a loyal customer base. Get comfortable with a cup of coffee or a glass of cold beer while you browse, or curl up in its dreamy atmosphere to read your latest selection.

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Tachtit

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The menu consists of traditional Israeli food featuring a wide range of meat, fish, salads and drinks. Most who enter Tachtit will agree that the multiple rooms, great music, and well-dressed staff are a reason to continue coming back. With a large menu featuring a diverse selection of items, even the most discerning customers are guaranteed to find something to enjoy. If you’re feeling especially hungry, be sure to order the hamburger with fries, often called the best burger in Tel Aviv. Tachtit is also open on Shabbat (Saturday), making it the perfect weekend lunch spot.

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The Streets

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Whether it is three in the morning or three in the afternoon, step into this bustling spot for some tasty cafe food. Beyond the design and size, The Streets King George draws its character from the eclectic crowd. On the one hand, the local central Tel Aviv audience, and on the other hand, a large amount of passersby wandering through the neighborhood make this place their temporary culinary escape. The magic occurs when each finds his or her place in the cozy and inviting environment. Pick a massive and juicy burgers, healthy and fresh muesli, seasoned chips, or Israeli kebabs and rice off the extensive menu and melt into one of the comfy couches hidden away upstairs. No visit to Tel Aviv is complete without a midnight munchies drop by.

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Coffee Shop 51
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Coffee Shop 51

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Coffee Shop 51 is known for having some of the best coffee in Tel Aviv, heightened by a great atmosphere, prime location, friendly service, and tasty snacks. Serving up delicious sandwiches and pastries, including vegan options, it’s the perfect spot to spend the day working. No lazy Shabbat morning is complete without pouring over a book while downing endless cups of one of their unique aromatic coffee blends, roasted in-house, and named for rock legends. The little outdoor space comes equipped with a mini fake grass courtyard, perfect for dogs to roll around in or the occasional outdoor live trio. Located near the bustling Rothschild Boulevard, it’s a quiet haven from the noise of Tel Aviv with a staff that will make you feel like part of the family.

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Bookworm
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Bookworm

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Bookworm is the perfect place for lovers of literature and coffee alike. The café, located near Rabin Square, doubles as a bookstore, and serves a selection of tasty breakfast items and pastries. A daily business menu is also available. Vegans will drool over the vegan chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Bookworm’s book selection is varied, with an English section available for those olim and visitors whose Hebrew isn’t quite up to par. Bookworm is the perfect place to spend a rainy day curled up with a cappuccino or wine cider, or escape the summer heat with an iced drink.  

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bucke
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Bucke

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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.

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Mazeh 9
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Mazeh 9

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While not exactly a café by name, the café environment of Mazeh 9 is perfect for serious freelance workers. Mazeh 9 came out of the 'Youth Policy' set in motion in 2011 that identified challenges and proposed solutions around key issues including Art & Creativity. From it, came a young residents 'place' called Mazeh 9. The dynamic establishment opens the floor to creativity, offering an open space for social entrepreneurs to meet, young artists to display their works, students to study, and musicians and actors to rehearse.

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