Florentin neighborhood guide
Buy Kilo opened its doors in 2014, over the ruins of a pharmacy in the Montefiore neighborhood after a well known and loved pharmacist had passed away unexpectedly. Meytal Dror and Gali Lerner got their idea to sell vintage and secondhand clothing by weight from Europe, where the concept is very common. The price range is NIS 100-400 per kilo, according to the category the item belongs to. At the store, you will find a wide range of brands, including high street brands and never-been-worn-before items. Recently, the duo opened another branch in Florentin, and they make sure to match the merch to the crowd of the neighborhood, whose taste, they say, is much bolder.
From coffee in the morning to beers in the evening, Florentin 10 is great for laptop lounging. Bring your schoolwork and sip a coffee or bring a date and trade in that coffee for a glass of wine, however you choose to spend your time at Florentin 10, you cannot go wrong. Florentin 10’s kitchen are busy preparing a variety of dishes that can fit any mood, time of day or level of hunger. From breakfast shakshuka, to sandwiches, salads, tortillas and pasta, to hamburgers or a big, juicy steak entrecote, you’re destined to leave with your thirst quenched and your bellies full.
Nestled away on the outskirts of Florence in South Tel Aviv, this little gem is a fan favorite among the locals. Make sure to take off your shoes when you enter and sit on a colorful cushion on the floor, just like in India. Eating here is a special experience you don’t want to miss out on, even if you aren't a vegan or vegetarian. They serve a variety of small dishes (thali) that change from day to day, that you can wash down with a warm cup of chai. You can even take home a pack of their special mix if you like!
Ink Donkey Tattoo is located in the Florentin hipster area of Tel Aviv. The shop is warm and inviting, with a friendly, knowledgeable staff committed to giving you the best tattooing experience possible. Working in many different styles, the creative artists at Ink Donkey will work to find you the design you’ve been looking for with the best possible placement. Never compromising on quality, your ink will be done with bold colors, sharp lines and a steady hand to create a beautiful piece of art.
Hoodna, meaning ‘truce’ in Arabic is workshop zone by day but transforms itself at night, when tables and sofas are dragged into the street to create a chilled-out drinking space. Inside, there are often live sets from afro-beat to funk to rock.
Jackson Bar is located right in the heart of the hipster-y Florentin neighborhood of Tel Aviv. This lively and energetic bar has cool vibes, most likely due to its graffiti themed decor. The walls are covered floor to ceiling with impressive displays of street art, so if your conversation is lacking, the artwork can also serve as a great conversation piece. Apart from the wall art, Jackson Bar prides itself on providing the best musical selection possible, with top-of-the-line DJs lined up. At Jackson Bar, all varieties of genres of music are covered, so everyone is sure to be pleased with the musical selection. If you're looking for a chill place to grab a drink, see some great art, and hear some stellar music, look no further than Florentin's Jackson Bar.
The word “kaymak” is Turkish slang for what the French call the ‘crème de la crème’—and at Café Kaymak, located in the bustling Levinksy Market, you will find only the best vegetarian and vegan cuisine of all varieties, from Mediterranean to Indian. It’s a very popular place for young locals to hang out on Friday afternoons when the market is full of life, and on Saturday nights when the trendy café hosts live music.