Fact no. 1: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Fact no. 2: It’s easiest not to skip breakfast when it’s really delicious and a fun experience.
Fact no.3: These are hands-down the top 10 breakfasts in Tel Aviv.
If you’re looking for lunch and dinner options, check out our listing to read more about where to eat in Tel Aviv.
Near the Beach
There’s nothing like having your breakfast served to you while looking out at the sea and feeling the cool breeze on your skin. Oh, yes there is – having it served to you at Manta Ray! They actually call it “the optimistic breakfast” and they’re quite right. Sit outside just before it gets too hot and enjoy more than 20 breakfast options including: a variety of great refreshing mezze, homemade granola with honey and fruit salad or the lovely “Mr. Crunchy” – toasted sweet bread with grilled eggplant, ham and Caciotta cheese.
Address: Alma Beach
Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 12 pm, 12.30 – 11:00 pm
Hotel Montefiore Restaurant
It might not be the most traditional breakfast you’ll try in Tel Aviv, but if it’s class that you’re looking for, then Hotel Montefiore should be your first choice — white table cloths, immaculate service and the feeling like you’re in Paris. What’s nice here is that you get to choose how your breakfast is going to look, a kind of “do it yourself” approach, with a never-ending variety of eggs, cheese and pastries – as long as it’s classy and chic – it’s gonna be on the menu.
Address: 36 Montefiore Street, Tel Aviv
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Inside this boutique hotel, you’ll find a breakfast menu full of pleasant surprises created by chef Roee Sofer. For example, the “Jimmy Greene” breakfast, with a beer waffle, scrambled eggs, caramelized onions, veal sausage and mustard, has likely never left anybody hungry.
Address: 14 Berdichevsky Street, Tel Aviv
Despite its location deep inside the working class Yemenite Quarter, the inside of Eden House has the aura of an elegant hotel from a classic piece of Russian literature. In its award-winning restaurant, you’ll find a stylish menu with home-made waffles and Crème Fraiche, mini-blinis which are small cupcakes topped with red caviar and their notoriously tasty puffs with cream, spinach and salmon. Chekhov would have loved it!
Address: 11 Yishkon Street, Tel Aviv
Situated on Geula Street, just a 5 minute walk from the beach, Café Sheleg is the best place for all the vegans out there. It features the perfect mixture of Mediterranean-meets-urban café, offering great breakfast options like grilled eggplants, pita bread and yogur; sour cream and potatoes; and tahini and a refreshing herb salad. In addition, the excellent coffee and eclectic vibe make this establishment a fabulous start to a sunny Tel Aviv morning.
Address: 44 Geulah Street, Tel Aviv
Opening Hours: From 7:30 am to 11:00 pm
Orna and Ela
The famous gay-friendly Orna and Ella on Shenkin Street, with its laid-back style but uncompromising quality, offers some great options for the early hours of the day. One favorite is the sweet and spicy corn bread stuffed with organic egg, served with fresh salad, tahini and freshly baked bread.
Address: 33 Shenkin Street, Tel Aviv
Hours: From 12:00 pm
This place is all about breakfast; you can tell by its name, and if by any chance it slips your mind, you’ll get a friendly reminder at the entrance with the welcoming greeting of “Good morning” even in the middle of the night. And seeing as it’s open 24/7, you’ll never be late for breakfast again. Benedict serves up a freshly baked assortment of delicious bread alongside classics like the “Croque Madame” – brioche, béchamel, Gauda and fried egg or the Texan option “Franks and Beans” – kabanos and Frankfurter sausage together with baked beans, onions and eggs… Oh, and don’t forget a nice cold beer for refreshment.
Address: 171 Ben Yehudah Street, Tel Aviv or 29 Rothschild Street, Tel Aviv
You can never go wrong with Brasserie. They serve one of the best “croque madame” dishes in town and the imprint of French style is all over the restaurant, where you have the option of cocktails, juices and great coffee for breakfast along with perfectly fried eggs and a freshly baked pastry basket 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Address: 70 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv
Baked goods galore
Breakfast at Delicatessen starts with the dreamy bread basket that includes rye and chiffon bread, raisin bread and even orange and carrot muffins that were baked on the premises. After admiring the pastries, have an arak with a cold grapefruit and try their fish platter with the pickled herring, cream and onions, smoked salmon and ikra, or the baked pastries with spinach and yogurt. Yum.
Address: 79/81 Yehudah Halevi Street, Tel Aviv
Hours: Sun-Thurs 8:00 pm to 7:30 am, Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:30 am and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 am
Dallal’s private bakery offers an amazing, fresh mixture of pastries to indulge your tastes.
Address: 10 Shabazi Street, Tel Aviv
Photos courtesy of Manta Ray Restaurant