In the city that never sleeps, it’s no secret that Tel Avivians love their coffee. In fact, Tel Avivians love their coffee so much that you can find a coffee place on literally every street corner - making it difficult to find the best places! Fun fact, did you know that the local coffee places in Tel Aviv are that good, that Starbucks didn't succeed in the market? To help you discover the best spots to grab an espresso or hafuch, we’ve listed below our top favourite coffee shops in Tel Aviv.
Written by Jacob (@jacob.h.tucker), Tel Avivian and major coffee lover
If you're looking for coffee with a view, this is your spot. Located right on the water at the port of Yafo, you'll have the best view in town! Great coffee and they serve tasty pastries and sandwiches too.
When it comes to Nahat Café, two main thoughts come to mind: quality coffee and people watching. Located right on Dizengoff Square, Nahat Café is literally in the heart of Tel Aviv - making it the perfect spot to sit back, relax and watch the city go by. Coffee connoisseurs will love it here (trust us), as Nahat Café actually sources and roasts its own beans and creates their own “farm-to-cup” specialty blends. Want to know a little secret? If you ask us, you won't find any better coffee in Israel than at Nahat :)
This hidden gem on Maze street is one of our favourite spots in town. It literally is an urban jungle, filled with plants and an oh so cozy vibe! You can grab a delicious latte here, (or hafuch as they call it in Israel: literally 'upside down' coffee) and buy a new plant for your home - isn't that the perfect combination? Makers also hosts amazing workshops and events, check out their Facebook for more information.
Serious coffee lovers only! Located near the chic Neve Tzedek neighbourhood, HOC offers an impressive sixteen varieties of coffee, as well as some of the best matcha in town. Using La Cabra beans exclusively, HOC is a coffee connoisseur’s paradise.
Café Shneor is located on Pinsker Street, about 5 minutes’ walk from the hustle-and-bustle of Bograshov Street and Dizengoff. Yet its green plants and relaxed atmosphere makes you forget you’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle - it's a relaxing oasis perfect to sit with a cup of coffee. It's long opening hours and excellent WIFI make Cafe Shneor a favorite among digital nomads looking for both a calm and vibrant place to work. Hungry? No problem, their food is delicious too.
Lechem Vshut (Bread & Co)
Lechem Vshut takes the term ‘gourmet coffee shop’ to a new level. Not only do they offer excellent coffee blends, they also serve mouth-watering homemade breads, pastries, cakes and sandwiches. Among locals, this coffee shop & café is considered one of the best places for breakfast & brunch. You definitely don’t want to miss this spot when visiting Tel Aviv’s Old North!
Café Butke may seem modest from the outside, but there’s good reason why there are large queues here every morning! Located right on Kikar Dizengoff, Café Butke has a warm community feel where locals sit together in the outdoor seating area, making it the perfect choice for enjoying the (almost) year round Tel Aviv sunshine. There's a great view on the fountain and the vibe is always lively on the square, making this one of our favorite hangouts in Tel Aviv. Inside, they have a great corner for those who want to get some work done with their laptop.
Yom Tov Café
The ultimate “good vibes” café, located in the lively and colourful Kerem HaTaimanim neighbourhood. Located next to the Carmel Market, Yom Tov Café is great to stop by for coffee after shopping and wandering through the Shuk. If you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, I would recommend visiting Sunday-Thursday, as Fridays can be hectic!
For those seeking a more hipster vibe, P.O.C is an absolute must, offering delicious coffee, as well as French-baked pastries, cakes and sandwiches. But what really makes P.O.C special is its energy. Whilst the café itself is small, they have seating both inside and out in a way that makes it easy to chat with others – making it a great place to meet locals and interact with the warm
One of those hidden gems you probably won't read about in the famous travel guides, but loved by locals. In fact, I daresay it's one of the most beloved coffee places by Tel Avivians, simply because their coffee is that great. Like all the best coffee places in town, WayCup Coffee makes their own blends which they also sell. When you visit, don't forget to try their pistache cake, trust us - you won't regret it :)
Little Prince Bookstore
One of the coziest coffee shops in the city, LPB is a quiet oasis in a sea of noise and honking cars. With an outdoor patio and an abundance of second-hand books (it's a bookstore and coffee place in one!), LPB is perfect for those seeking quiet in the middle of the city. There is also a large indoor area with a fair amount of plug sockets, making it great for studying or remote working.
Located on Jabotinsky Street in the Old North, Café Dallal, is known as one of the more upscale coffee places in Tel Aviv. Definitely try their Gold Milk Latte – made with turmeric – for both a spicy & flavour packed energy boost! And make sure to check out their famous patisserie, they make some of the best sweet & savoury baked goods in town.