In Tel Aviv ‘going for coffee’ is a chance to escape whatever political or economic madness (or ballagan as the locals call it) is happening at the time, diving head first into a cup of exquisitely brewed coffee. We take a look at some of the best places to drink coffee and people watch in Tel Aviv.
Cafelix is a serene venue, located between two apartment buildings. Cookies and biscuits litter the counter as the barista personally grinds new coffee beans, roasted in house, to brew a cup. The decor is hipster to say the least – a chalk map runs the length of the back wall as shelf after shelf of decorative coffee cups line the opposite wall. Enjoy your cup seated inside or have a seat at the counter on the balcony. The cats and passerby’s’ make for great entertainment.
Sandwiched between two inconspicuous buildings, down the way from the Shuk Ha Carmel, Meshek Barzilay is highly deceiving. Once through the entrance, this cafe expands two-fold, opening up into a space with covered and open air seating. The menu contains no pesticides, preservatives or color additives.
Casino San Remo offers soulful vibes and hot beverages inside. Posters, album covers and event flyers litter the bulletin board, while mini slot machines and turn tables casually rest on the bar top. Later in the evening the DJ emerges and the cafe turns into a venue for hip and styled performances.