Tel Aviv’s City Center has many attractions and is known for shopping spots, but don’t miss out on the divine breakfasts. Whether its the everyday grab-and-go coffee and pastry from the neighborhood cafe, the sit-down Israeli breakfast with bowls of delicious spreads, or breakfast for dinner, the Bograshov area has many of the best breakfast spots in the city.
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Heading over to Dizengoff? Check out Bread Story, the result of Baker Yaron Schneller’s and Chef Yogev Yaros’s inability to decide if they should open a restaurant or a bakery. This New York–style kitchen serves burgers, Italian sandwiches, Israeli cuisine, and also baked goods, like fluffy breads and crisp baguettes. The large brunch menu is served daily from 10am-4pm, and every dish comes with the signature bread. Bread Story serves unique brunch specials, such as Spanish sambusak with a boiled egg, poached spinach, and mozzarella or a croissant sandwich with goose bacon, Gouda cheese, and a fried egg.
Le Moulin is the place for a delightful bakery breakfast. As soon as you walk in, you will be overwhelmed by the sweet smell of the delicious pastries. There are 10 different flavors, sizes, and textures of bread that line the back wall. Whether you are in the mood for a breakfast quiche, a nut croissant, or the famous baguette, you’ll find them all in this charming bakery. This European-style bakery is a treat in urban Tel Aviv.
This American Southwest street food restaurant sits right off of Dizengoff Square. Truck de Luxe gives off the ‘food truck‘ feel; order at a wide window on the side of the truck, where you can also see the cooks working in the back, then enjoy your food in the diner restaurant. Apart from its extensive use of fresh, local meats and homemade sauces, Truck de Luxe also serves weekend brunch, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-1pm. Dishes range from fluffy pancakes to tarragon hash brown potato mix to tasty brisket Benedicts and more; a unique, barbecue-style brunch for adventurous foodies.
Jekyll & Hyde offers a great morning breakfast to wake up your taste buds. It is the perfect neighborhood cafe; wooden bar stools and a wooden piano create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The layered coffee is picture perfect and tastes great. This coffee shop is not shy with its food, either. Try the ‘breakfast in a bun’ for a true brunch dish, a sunny-side-up egg in a hamburger bun; what a treat!
The Israeli bistro Olive Korner has been around since the year 2000, serving breakfast and lunch. Olive Korner is a pleasant and casual environment that serves a large variety of breakfasts. All of the ingredients are locally grown. Choose from croissants, steak and eggs, and Mediterranean shakshuka, or try the popular classic Israeli Morning, consisting of a variety of cheeses, homemade apple and pear jam, and a fresh chopped vegetable salad, served with a basket of breads, coffee, and freshly squeezed orange juice or carrot juice.
When you’re in the mood for breakfast, no matter what time of day, head over to Café Adraba. Walking distance from the beach, this friendly restaurant has delicious, all-day breakfasts. Go with the classic Israeli breakfast or try one of the three kinds of shakshuka. If you’re after an American breakfast, try the French Toast. Café Adraba has a great atmosphere, a perfect location, and exquisite breakfasts!