French bakeries have spread throughout the years in Tel Aviv, offering a variety of delicious desserts. Whether you want to savour a macaron, a French baguette, a crêpe or even just a croissant, you will have to find them in particular boutique bakeries. The following French bakeries bring the sweet flavors and essence of France to Tel Aviv.
Bakery, Coffee Shop, French, $$$
Le Moulin is a French boulangerie located in the heart of Tel Aviv. You will be amazed by the variety of breads and pastries it offers. There are over 10 different breads to chose from, french baguette, Italian country bread, olive bread, Tuscan bread and more. This is the ideal café to grab a quick sandwich and a pastry for dessert. This charming bakery will leave you coming back for more treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Located in the modern gastronomic shuk, Sarona Market, the delectable Fauchon opened its doors to give Tel Avivians a taste of France’s flavorful pastries. Fauchon was established in Paris, in 1886 as a bakery, tea salon and restaurant. Today, Fauchon shares its sweetness across the globe while still maintaining French culinary traditions. You can chose from a variety of sandwiches or salads accompanied with french pastries while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the market by sitting on the outdoor terrace.
This patisserie and café brings the elegance and sweet flavors of Switzerland to Tel Aviv. Gerald offers a variety of specialty cakes and sandwiches, which you can enjoy on the outdoor covered terrace or take to go. Treat yourself to multi-flavored tarts, croissants, and the house’s favorite ‘The Jennifer’, which is composed of panna cotta, Lotus cookies and covered in pink vanilla edible decoration. Each dessert is uniquely designed with the freshest ingredients to compose individual succulent artworks.
Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Baker’s serves freshly baked goods made from the highest quality ingredients. The fragrances of their pastries will tease you as soon as you walk in (or walk by) and you might even believe for a moment that you are in Paris. The bakery is great to nibble on a light meal and dessert while enjoying the crowded and urban chic atmosphere of Shenkin Street. On Fridays you can also enjoy the freshly-baked Challah bread made for the Sabbath, but don’t go too late, it sells out very fast!
Lehem Vehaverim, Tel Aviv-Yafo | Courtesy of Lehem Vehaverim/ Instagram
The name of the bakery says it all, Bread and Friends. This new café recently opened its doors, bring a taste of authentic France to Israel. This is the ideal cafe to sit down with friends and enjoy a cup of coffee accompanied with one (or more) of their exceptional French pastries. Their dining menu offers sandwiches and salads, which are served with freshly baked bread. The outside patio has a french-style ambiance, opening out to the busy streets of Tel Aviv, luring in passers-by with plenty of sweet flavors and scents of baked goods.
Bretonne, Tel Aviv-Yafo | Courtesy of adirozanski/ Instagram
This is the first authentic French crêperie in Israel. Don’t be intimidated by the long line of hungry Tel Avivians waiting to savor their coveted crepes, it will be worth the wait. If you’re more intrigued by the savory options, try the crêpe with smoked salmon, creme fraiche, arugula and a hint of lemon. However, if you’re more inclined for the sweet options, taste their tarte tatin flavored crepe. Just like the Bretons, you can enjoy each crêpe with a cup of cold cider and imagine you are in back in France. .