gap year in israel

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There will almost certainly be a day or two on your gap year where you wake up a little late and feel like pampering yourself with a truly luxurious breakfast. Luckily, Tel Aviv is packed full of delicious places to eat breakfast or brunch and you can find something to suit every taste.

For instance, if you really wake up hungry keep an eye out for Ha’Ahim (The Brothers). While it is a grill house and bar at nights, during the day you can enjoy an all you can eat buffet. There is an astounding selection of dishes and if you enjoy Israeli or Mediterranean food you are sure to find plenty that whets your appetite.

If you feel like going for something a little upper-class then take a look at the Hotel Montefiore. It is set in one of the city’s fanciest hotels and offers you the chance to enjoy a large selection of breakfast and brunch options in one of the poshest rooms you can find in Tel Aviv.

For a more relaxed atmosphere you can visit Benedicts of which there are two branches in Tel Aviv. Benedicts specialises in breakfast and serves it around the clock. You can choose from various styles of breakfast from around the world and stop in at literally any time to try something new.

If you want to stick to the local cuisine then perhaps Masyha is the place to visit. It specialises in traditional local Arabic cuisine and while it was originally an evening only place, in recent months it has launched a brunch menu. They make use of a stone oven to bake fresh breads which are served with dishes such as pickled herring.

Those that are more into European cuisine should visit either Cicchetti or Da Da & Da. Cicchetti is an Italian style restaurant that offers an excellent breakfast menu including an “Italian Tasting Menu Plate” which is slightly different every day. If you really want to push the boat out, they will even serve you a cocktail with breakfast. Da Da & Da is a French restaurant set in the Institut Français. It houses a great bakery which serves lovely breakfasts and classic brunches.

Perhaps the most famous café in Tel Aviv is Rothschild 12. It is always packed at the weekend and is very much the place to be seen. However, if you can get a table it offers great service and an excellent menu which will keep you coming back for more.

These are just a few of the many wonderful places Tel Aviv offers for a more high-end breakfast. While you won’t be eating in these places every day, they are all well worth a visit on those days when you wake up and feel like giving yourself a treat.