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21 Best Cafes in Tel Aviv | Coffee Shops to Work From – Ultimate Guide

Tel Aviv is a coffee shop lover’s haven. Who doesn’t love the relaxing feeling of sitting down for a coffee with friends, pulling out a laptop, and getting some work down while sipping on a tasty drink? With a quaint, local café on almost every corner, Tel Aviv is a dream.

Since I started working as a freelancer, finding the best coffee shops has become almost a life goal. Personally, I tend to get a lot more done when I’m at a café. The busyness and the slight noise and the bustling streets keep me focused. And an iced coffee on a hot summer day in Tel Aviv? Couldn’t be any better. So here is my list of my favorite gems and go-to cafes to relax, work from, and enjoy. Oh and because it’s Tel Aviv (and everyone brings their dogs everywhere) all these cafes are dog friendly.

I’ve rated each one on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) in the categories of food, convenience to work from, and vibes.

1. Little Prince – King of Great Vibes

Perhaps my favorite coffee shop in all of Tel Aviv. It wins the award for best vibes and best place to work from. A cozy and quaint indoor area is lined from top to bottom with countless books, old and new, English, Hebrew, Russian. Piping hot coffee topped with a foam heart. The ideal location to spend a few hours working, chatting, or just relaxing. The outdoor area, built around a beautiful tall tree is also certainly not to be missed. Even more books line the outskirts as locals play games of sheshbesh (backgammon), shaded by the extensive foliage.

Score

Food/Drinks – 6/10

Convenience to Work From – 10/10

Vibes – 10/10

2. We Like You Too – Fun and Casual

Trying to get a coffee on a Friday morning at We Like You Too can be a daunting task. The line is almost always backed up with a least twenty people. But I can assure you that it’s worth it. A local hotspot, this kiosk has two locations on Tel Aviv’s popular, tree-lined boulevards – Sderot Ben Tsiyon and Sderot Ben Gurion. A few tables are offered for the coffee-goers, but you’ll be lucky if you can get one. Most people prefer to casually relax on one of the many benches nearby or borrow one of their blankets to have a cute picnic on the grass.

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

Score

Food/Drinks – 7/10

Convenience to Work From – 5/10 (No Wi-Fi or chargers, tables are all outside)

Vibes – 10/10

3. Yom Tov – Artsy and Bustling

Just one road parallel to the beloved Shuk HaCarmel (Carmel Market), you’ll find this delightful oasis of tasty food and a fun atmosphere. The entire area of the Shuk is bustling, lively, and colorful. Yom Tov café is no exception! Whether you’re looking for some delicious food, to people watch, or to work….Yom Tov is a wonderful option.

Score

Food/Drinks – 10/10

Convenience to Work From – 9/10

Vibes – 10/10

4. Nahat – Best Coffee in Tel Aviv

The number one coffee in Tel Aviv award goes to Nahat cafe. Located right on Dizengoff square, with a lovely view of the fountain, Nahat offers the best quality coffee in all Tel Aviv. Fairtrade, natural, organic, the flavors are unique and delicious. A relaxed vibe for workers, it has become a regular spot for me and my laptop.

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

Score

Food/Drinks – 10/10 (BEST coffee…sandwiches are also tasty)

Convenience to Work From – 10/10

Vibes – 9/10

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

5. Bucke – Amazing Vibes and Food

Bright and colorful decorations. Some of the yummiest food in Tel Aviv. Quaint nooks for laptop bearers….Bucke seems to have it all. They boast two locations in Tel Aviv, one in the center and another in the north, by Yarkon Park.

Score

Food/Drinks – 10/10 (Some of the best food I’ve had in Tel Aviv)

Convenience to Work From – 9/10 (Solid Wi-Fi, multiple outlets)

Vibes – 9/10

6. Lechem VeShut – Unmatched Pastries & Dishes

A long-time favorite of mine, Lechem VeShut never ceases to amaze. Delicious coffee, large seating area – indoors and outdoors, fresh bread, and yummy snacks. Try not to get distracted by all the goodies at the counter and take a look at their actual menu as well! It’s full of unique and tasty dishes like the best French Toast in Tel Aviv and a tasty Greek Pan.

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

Score

Food/Drinks – 9/10 (Unique Dishes, lots of options)

Convenience to Work From – 9/10

Vibes – 8/10

7. Shneor – Cozy Working Café

Hidden on one of Tel Aviv’s back streets, Cafe Shneor is a relaxed place for tasty treats and hours of working in their rustic and homey setting. Find a cute, cozy nook or work from the big “workspace” table in the center of the cafe.

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

Score

Food/Drinks – 7/10

Convenience to Work From – 10/10 (Lots of tables with outlets, good Wi-Fi)

Vibes – 9/10

8. Papua – Hipster and Chill

What almost looks like a food truck at first stands the beloved Papua cafe. Just a few minutes’ walk from the trendy Geula beach, Papua cafe is a hotspot for hipster chilling, smoking, and sipping some coffee. The barrel-like seats and tables are almost always completely occupied…so if you manage to grab a seat, feel lucky!

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

Score

Food/Drinks – 7/10 (Mostly just coffee and snacks)

Convenience to Work From – 6/10 (Few outlets, tables not so convenient/large enough for laptops)

Vibes – 10/10

9. Ma Jolie – Art, Coffee, and Class

A new cafe located right in the heart of the beautiful Neve Tdesek area, Ma Jolie is a classy cafe combined with an art gallery. Chic black and white designs complement the monochrome art covering the walls. Bring along your doggo and laptop and enjoy coffee in this beautiful place.

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

Score

Food/Drinks – 8/10

Convenience to Work From – 10/10

Vibes – 9/10

10. Timothy – Artisan Coffee Near the Yarkon

A small, unassuming little coffee shop on the northern tip of Tel Aviv (before the Yarkon), it’s the perfect stop on the way to the beautiful park. Artisan coffee and tasty goodies await.

Score

Food/Drinks – 7/10 (Coffee is high quality)

Convenience to Work From – 7/10 (Small cafe, not that much seating)

Vibes – 7/10

11. Cafelix – Local Favorite

With two locations, one in Florentine and the other on a tree-covered back road off Dizengoff, locals rave about the delicious coffee here. Every morning rows of faces hidden behind laptops work while sipping their special blend coffees. Serving only coffees and pastries, don’t expect a full menu of dishes!

Score

Food/Drinks – 7/10 (Locals rave about their coffee, but I was not that impressed)

Convenience to Work From – 8/10 (Very popular to work from, but also busy and small so difficult to find a place)

Vibes – 10/10

12. Le Moulin – Crème de la Crème

If you’re looking for authentic French pastries, delicious homemade baguette, and goat cheese sandwiches, this small cafe is perfect for you. Located right on Bugrashov (the French hotspot of Tel Aviv), it’s the perfect spot for after the beach goodies. Although they do have a few chairs where it is possible to work, it is more of a relaxing vibe with yummy food rather than a busy hotspot for workers.

Score

Food/Drinks – 10/10 (I have never been disappointed with their food…the sandwiches are unique and the pastries delicious)

Convenience to Work From – 0/10 (It is a very small cafe and they prefer if people do not work from there…they even have a no laptops sign hanging inside)

Vibes – 10/10

13. Puaa – Jaffa’s Finest

Vintage and retro furntiture combine with cute prints in this quirky and charming cafe. Paired perfectly with Jaffa’s flea market, just a few steps away, Cafe Puaa is an all-time favorite in Jaffa’s most famous neighborhood. In the spirit of the nearby flea market, all the antique furniture pieces within the cafe are actually for sale!

Score

Food/Drinks – 9/10 (Delicious and diverse)

Convenience to Work From – 10/10 (Lots of seating, indoors and outdoors)

Vibes – 10/10

14. Silvia- Coffee on Jaffa Port

Coffee with a view? Silvia cafe is just for you. Grab a cup of coffee from this lovely kiosk on the promenade and overlook the beautiful Mediterranean. Walk just a few minutes to the colorful Jaffa Port, this location could not be any more ideal. Big umbrellas offer shade for the busy laptop workers while nibbling on the coffee shop’s goodies. One of the only places in Tel Aviv offering caramel coffee, be sure to give it a try!

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

Score

Food/Drinks – 8/10 (Yummy, different coffees, nice snacks)

Convenience to Work From – 6/10 (No Wi-Fi or outlets, but a great view and comfy tables)

Vibes – 10/10 (Oceanfront view after all…)

15. Under the Tree – 24/7 Vibin’

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Under the Tree is a local favorite. Offering plentiful delicious dishes and drinks, the cool and relaxed, yet bustling atmosphere is perfect for a full day or work or a quick coffee break on the go.

Score

Food/Drinks – 7/10 (Food was decent, but not particularly memorable)

Convenience to Work From – 10/10 (Super comfortable, lots of outlets, tons of laptops workers)

Vibes – 10/10

16. Nabi Yuna – Hidden Gem on Allenby

A unique array of vintage chairs covered with umbrellas to protect from the summer sun. A fully stocked bar….from shots to espresso. Nabi Yuna is the gem of Allenby street, with relaxed locals filling the tables and a worker’s paradise. Countless outlets and charging stations fill the colorfully decorated interior. The perfect stop for after the beach coffee or to spend the workday.

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

Score

Food/Drinks – 6/10

Convenience to Work From – 10/10 (The most outlets I’ve seen in any cafe, charging stations, lots of indoor seating)

Vibes – 10/10

17. Xoho – The Hub of Internationals

If you’re looking for American style sweets, bagels, and dishes (like pancakes), Xoho cafe is for you. Funky, hipster decorations combined with long work tables seem to draw all the internationals and tourists to this beloved cafe.

Score

Food/Drinks – 9/10 (American specialties)

Convenience to Work From – 10/10

Vibes – 9/10

18. Citizen Garden- Hidden Nook of Healthy Delights

Hidden with an almost underground entrance, Citizen Garden is the perfect treasure in the city. Boastsing a menu full of delicious vegetable bowls, kombucha, and colorfully creative coffee drinks, this cafe brings out the hipster side in us all. Sip their blue, pink, and black charcoal coffee in the cushion and fairy light encompassed back garden.

Food/Drinks – 9/10

Convenience to Work From – 8/10 (Cafe is a bit small, outdoor area is ideal but usually busy)

Vibes – 9/10

19. Nordinyo – Pink and Playful

Fairly new in the cafe world, Nordinyo (actually a part of the Nordoy boutique hotel) opened a yummy cafe outside their iconic pink building on Nahalat Binyamin. Parisian vibes and relaxed outdoor seating make this the perfect chill spot in the center of the city. Be sure to try some of their unique goodies like rainbow cake or black & white cookies as they’re hard to find in Israel!

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

Food/Drinks – 8/10

Convenience to Work From – 1/10 (Can work at the outdoor tables, but no outlets)

Vibes – 7/10

20. Tony & Esther – Florentine Favorite

Certainly my favorite place in the Florentine area, this cafe is not only ideal to work from, but their food is delicious! Popping with Florentine locals at all hours of the day, Tony & Esther is certainly worth a visit.

Food/Drinks – 10/10

Convenience to Work From – 8/10

Vibes – 8/10

21. Lachmanina – Ultra-Trendy and Delicious

Last but certainly not least, Lachmanina is an ultra-trendy bakery with two locations in Tel Aviv. Delicious coffee and even more delicious pastries (you have to try the chocolate halva delight), Lachmanina can’t be missed! Don’t forget to take a look at some of their local, handmade goods for sale indoors.

Food/Drinks – 8/10 (Delicious pastries…other dishes mediocre)

Convenience to Work From – 4/10 (More of a relax and eat cafe than a working cafe)

Vibes – 7/10

Cafe Coffee Shop Tel Aviv

Although this is VERY far from a complete list of all the coffee shops Tel Aviv has to offer, it’s a great start and some of my personal favorites. I’m constantly discovering more amazing places so stay tuned for updates to this list of incredible cafes!

Check out some of our other Tel Aviv adventures here!

Lots of Love and Safe Travels,

Danielle and Brooke, Colorful Sisters

Join the discussion

  1. capost2k

    If my bride and I ever make it to Israel, Anita and I expect a private tour of each of these delicious sites! 😂

  2. jbcowgill

    Israel has many great eating spots.

  3. Caroline

    Great article. Next time would be wonderful if it included addresses, or at least neighborhoods!

    • Colorful Sisters

      The neighborhoods are listed in most of the written descriptions 🙂

  4. Roy Cameron

    Great job! If I ever live or stay for an extended period in Israel, it will sure to be Tel Aviv. How about Haifa? Are you going to do something on Haifa?

    • Colorful Sisters

      Haifa is also a lovely city! We did a post a while back on visiting the Flea Market and other things to do in the area….but for sure more to come in the future!

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