This guide to the best coffee shops all over Tel Aviv will not only get you out of the house but will also keep you to your deadline.
Courtesy of Nola American Bakery
Coffee Wall | Courtesy of Nola American Bakery
With the smell of freshly baked goods, coffee and sounds of music that harken back to the good old days of Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, Nola American Bakery exudes a happy calm. This peaceful environment, paired with the free wifi, and coffee atmosphere are perfect for getting you right back on track. Meanwhile, you can enjoy one of their gingerbread Oreos from their on-site bakery as a reward for all your hard work. Or treat yourself to a breakfast, from a choice of salads and homemade bagels.
This coffee chain branch is for those who love good strong coffee. Arcaffe is located right by Tel Aviv University and gives you an off-campus location to decompress from classes or work plus provides you with strong coffee that will help you stay awake. Right in the bustling crux of Ramat Aviv Mall, this spot is an oasis of peace and coffee, giving you all that you need to get through the workday struggle.
Cafelix is one of many branches, but the one nestled on Shlomo Hamelech Street is a quiet place with outdoor and indoor seating. A place where the staff will come to know you by name and if you are lucky enough to be deemed a ‘regular,’ you get your own personal cup to put on the wall. But besides it being your home away from home, the coffee here is locally roasted at their flagship store in Jaffa, so you are guaranteed some of the best coffee in Tel Aviv while you work away.
Bookworm is a sweet little book café. Here while you are sitting at your table waiting for your coffee and a sweet treat you can pluck a book right off the shelf and start reading it. Another option is their King George location on Mazeh where you can quietly sit in the back garden and set up your laptop and work away while enjoying a coffee and the beautiful Tel Aviv nature.
Landwer Cafe has a great selection of edibles, coffee, hot chocolate and a beautiful view of the port of Tel Aviv. It also has wifi and provides every busy bee with food, drink and gorgeous views. Everything a person could need in order to get their work done away from home.
Noga is an up and coming neighborhood in northern Jaffa, filled with galleries and cute little coffee shops, and Urban Bakery is one of these. Located on a quiet side street, this café is full of charm and ambiance. Even on a rainy winter day, it is impossible to feel anything but cheerful here. Equipped with wifi and an infectiously happy attitude, working in this place even on the most dreaded of projects will be a breeze.
Java During the day, Java is a friendly little neighborhood café with enchanting drinks such as coffee, hot chocolate and Sachlab, all the right beverages to propel you through your mountain of work. And if you get hungry, their menu includes sweet lotus fingers or a savory brioche toast. Their happy hour provides great incentive to get your work done.
If leaving campus is going too far, then Aroma is the place to go. Located at the center of Tel Aviv University, Aroma is the biggest chain, or the ‘Starbucks of Israel,’ providing you with fancy coffees and a study location that allows for plenty of people-watching. But if you are looking for an off-campus location, check out the one on Rothschild, it is an actual work space.
If you are looking for your very own secret lair in which to hunker down and work, look no further than Hoog Hatzfoni Bar, a local bar right at the entrance of Tel Aviv University. Well, actually, you need to look under it. Just down a set a stairs underneath the bar is HaMiflat, a study oasis with bean bags, pool tables, and quiet music — a great place to relax or get into the study zone.