Ramat Aviv, the verdant residential neighborhood surrounding Tel Aviv University, is full of great cafes to grab a coffee during the day and a drink at night. Though it may not look that way, it is home to many hidden gems, whether you are looking for a coffee shop to work, a bar to party at, or anything in between, Ramat Aviv has a place for you. Here are some of the best.
Cafe Louise focuses on healthy, natural fare, with many vegan options. In addition, they serve decadent baked goods and some of the best smoothies in North Tel Aviv. Cafe Louise is an also excellent brunch spot, and features both an indoor and outdoor terrace to enjoy a vegan breakfast in the sunshine or a warm bell pepper shakshuka inside. For those in a rush, they have cookies and cakes to purchase and have a vast variety of refreshing drinks available to go.
Cafe Louise, Oppenheimer St 11, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 03-644-7497
The Hoog Hazfoni bar is located just outside of the Tel Aviv University campus. Filled with students studying during the day and partying at night, this pub exemplifies the ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality. During the day, the large patio serves coffee and tasty pub food like pizza and their epic sweet potato fries, as well as healthier options like salads and wraps. At night, the bar offers bracelet packages providing limitless alcohol for a set price. If you’re not sure what to order, the cocktail of the day is always a solid choice. Throughout the seasons, this is a popular spot for international and Israeli students alike, serving up the beer for in between classes and a warm sangria to top off your evenings.
Nelson 33 is the best place to grab a reasonably priced meal and a cocktail. This restaurant has a family atmosphere, so it’s not recommended for a night out, but this is a go-to spot when you’re looking for a place with everything from thick milkshakes and fresh salads to burgers and even breakfast. Nelson 33 is a great place to munch and drink with friends or family.
Nelson 33, Oppenheimer St 11, Tel Aviv- Yafo 03-732-2233