Breakfast the Tel Aviv Way

By Ashley Tucker

Tel Aviv is known for its hummus and falafel, but it would be a shame if we didn’t go over some of the best places to satisfy your brunch cravings when you’re missing those cream-cheesy, eggy, sugary breakfasts you grew up on.  It’s the most important meal of the day, after all. 


  1. Cafe Nimrod– Hangar 8, Namal Port

    cafe nimrod

Located on the water, Cafe Nimrod is number one on our list. It is known for the feast pictured above, called “Nimrod’s Famous Country Indulgence,” which comes with two egg omelets, cheese, dip, a vegetable salad and house bread platter. Make sure to ask for a table on the outside deck for the best seats in the house. 


  1. Shakshukia– 94 Ben Yehuda St.



Shakshukia serves customizable shakshuka. There are four vegetarian and four “meat lover” options. You can also tell the kitchen how runny you want your eggs and how spicy you want your dish, on a scale from one to five. Don’t forget to walk to Tamara a few doors down after your meal for frozen yogurt. It will cool you down after the rookie mistake of supercharging your meal to spice level 5.




  1. Benedict– Multiple Locations


Benedict serves breakfast all day and is sure to satisfy your craving for classics with eggs Benedict, French toast, crepes and Oreo pancakes. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, we recommend ordering the “egg balls,” which are eggs rolled into little omelet pillows.

  1. Cafe XOHO– 17 J. L. Gordon St.

cafe xoho

The New Yorkers out there know a good bagel is hard to find, especially abroad. With options like “egg n’ cheese” or cream cheese with house-cured salmon, these homemade bagels are as close to the real thing as you’ll find. Iced coffee is also on the menu, which will make you feel at home in no time.


With these brunch joints, there is no need to feel like you’re on the other side of the world. Keep a look out for more study abroad guides coming your way, and comment what cities you’d like to see. #abroadeats


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