Tel Aviv is known for many things, from the beaches to the breakfasts but one of the most essential parts of life in Tel Aviv is coffee. From the classic cappuccino to dark Turkish coffee spiced with cardamom or almond-milk lattes and cold brew, Tel Aviv has it all. Coffee in Tel Aviv is serious business and most people will drink several coffees a day. Morning, noon or night, there will always be people sitting on patios in Tel Aviv drinking coffee, here are a few places to find the best coffee in Tel Aviv.
With several locations in Tel Aviv including Shuk Levinsky, Noga, and Shlomo Hamelech, Cafelix is a staple among locals and tourists alike. Serving a variety of ethically sourced beans that are locally roasted in small batches, Cafelix is all about serving the best artisan product available. At their local roastery, they curate each batch of beans for optimal flavor.
They serve every kind of coffee under the sun including an in-house cold brew that pairs well with their mix of goodies including cookies, pastries, and cakes, including a few vegan options. It is best to enjoy a coffee while sitting either inside or outside, taking in the local vibe and enjoying some of the best coffee in Tel Aviv.
12 Shlomo Hamelech St, or 6 Merkhavya Street or 15 Sgula St
Pronounced “my”, Mae coffee roasters are found throughout the city with multiple locations, including one in Shuk Hacarmel. (While you are in the market already – check out those must-eat foods in Shuk HaCarmel!) Serving exclusively Costa Rican beans, Mae roasts their carefully imported beans in small batches in their own local facility. Each cafe is stylish, elegant and comfortable serving some of the best coffee in Tel Aviv. They serve an assortment of small bites like sandwiches, cookies, and croissants each that pair perfectly with the expertly made coffee.
Montefiore St 16 or Shlomo Ibn Gabirol St 98
Tucked away in an alleyway off Allenby Street, if the name Chillita Cafe doesn’t tell you enough, perhaps the aesthetics of the place will. This enchanting cafe is a hidden gem serving a wide variety of delectable treats, including vegan and gluten-free options and some of the best coffee in Tel Aviv. A very laid back and chill vibe, Chillita offers both indoor and outdoor seating in the inner courtyard. They serve a variety of beverages including cold brew, iced matcha and iced chai, ideal for drinking on sunny Tel Aviv days.
97 Allenby St
A micro-roastery and cafe situated near the Dizengoff fountain, Nahat is a passionate coffee purveyor in the city attracting locals and tourists looking for the perfect cup of coffee. Serving artisanally roasted beans that are sourced from across the globe, Nahat has some of the best coffee in Tel Aviv. The cafe is bright, comfortable and ideal for catching up with friends or sitting back and enjoying some people watching. Nahat serves plenty of sandwiches, cookies, and pastries and in the evenings they serve beer, wine and cocktails turning into a cozy bar.
Reines 1, Dizengoff Square
We Like You Too
A uniquely Tel Aviv cafe located in the middle of the boulevard, We Like You Too is a vibrant cafe that serves coffee and sandwiches with a special vibe. Coffee drinkers can enjoy sitting on the various surrounding benches or on blankets on the grass where many locals meet for their daily dose of caffeine. Dogs and children roam free as everyone relaxes and enjoys some of the best coffee in Tel Aviv. For some of the best people watching in the city, it is easy to spend plenty of time at We Like You Too, which also happens to be steps from Habima where there is a beautiful public garden.
Ben Tsiyon Blvd 34
Pina translates to “corner”, and Cafe Pina matches its name without a doubt. A tiny corner spot, Cafe Pina is a popular spot among locals living in the Florentin neighborhood. Serving fresh coffee and freshly made sandwiches and pastries, Cafe Pina is a cute spot to grab a quick coffee on the go. It is so small there is nowhere to sit, but there are nearby benches and parks to enjoy coffee and sunshine together. Pina serves everything from cortados to almond lattes and of course, the classic “cafe hafuch”, the Israeli version of a latte.
Abarbanel St 29
Situated in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tel Aviv, Dallal Bakery is tucked away in Neve Tzedek among the bougainvillea trees. Around the corner from the Dallal Restaurant, the Dallal Bakery is an elegant and decadent bakery serving French pastries, sandwiches, and cakes. Coffee drinkers can sit among the cozy inside tables or outside in an adjacent park space. For some of the best coffee in Tel Aviv, Dallal Bakery is a must and an easy place to stop en route to the Tachana or the beach.
Kol Israel Haverim St 7