Oh, Tel Aviv - what a city! And somewhere between sunny days and gorgeous beaches, one of the most incredible coffee scene is just there, waiting to be enjoyed. Coffee shops in Tel Aviv are plentiful, and every neighborhood has at least one café its locals swear by. So, before I start rambling on about how wonderful the scene is - I'd like to jump right in and share some of my favorite cafés and specialty coffee in Tel Aviv.
23 Yohanan HaSandlar | 17 Mikve Israel
As a reviewer on their Facebook page so perfectly puts it, this café is "as local as it gets". WayCup have an array of beans, roasted at their Mikve Israel location, and simply have the best, most friendly barristas who create not just perfect cups of coffee, but also happy morning experiences.
Bonus - the chocolate chip cookies are incredible. And they are one of three spots around town serving the Insta-famous (and madly delicious) pistachio and amaretto cherry cake.
12 Shlomo Hamelech | 6 Merchavia (Shuk Levinsky) | 15 Segula (Noga)
For me, this artisan roaster and coffee shop was my first proper introduction to the great TLV coffee scene. I used to live right around the corner from the Shlomo Hamelech location, and I quickly found myself enjoying morning cortados multiple times a week. It's pretty safe to say that no visit to Tel Aviv is complete without a stop at any of the Cafelix cafés.
This micro-roaster and café is located right on the corner of Dizengoff Square, in the absolute heart of the city. Nahat is all about serving their own high-quality beans from the world's top organic farms. But besides the great coffee, this is one of the best spots to take your laptop and work.
Bonus - they do a damn good oat milk flat white. I am always seeking cafés which serve oat milk, but also cafés that actually know how to use it. Their oat flat whites always impress me - especially with their Papau New Guinea blend!
16 Montefiore | 98 Ibn Gvirol | 15 Tuval (Ramat Gan)
This coffee house is one big celebration of Costa Rican coffee. As of writing this post, Mae offers 8 different Costa Rican blends on its carefully crafted coffee menu. Both the Montefiore and Ibn Gvirol locations are absolutely tiny but welcoming - the big marble bars and rows of packaged beans and coffee accessories make it a pretty cool spot to jump in and grab your morning coffee on the go - in style.
Tip: try the "purple" blend.