Top 5: Laptop-friendly coffee shops in Tel Aviv

Food enthusiasts at Taste TLV explore the best places to get productive while enjoying a refreshing drink.

August 27, 2012 16:15
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Tolaat Sfarim. (photo credit: Karen Cohen)


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Café Noah

Located on Ahad Ha’am, a street known for its many notable cafes and restaurants, Café Noah is one of a kind. In a city so congested and tight on space, it is so refreshing to come across a casual café that offers a beautifully shaded, roomy garden patio for customers to enjoy eating, as well as studying and working. 

Cafe Noah (Karen Cohen)
Café Noah (Karen Cohen)

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Enjoy a breezy afternoon with your laptop amongst the trees and a chilly morning surrounded by books and the smell of freshly ground espresso beans in the café’s interior. The service is excellent and the staff is warm and friendly.

Ahad Ha’am 91
Sunday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. till midnight, Fri 8:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
(03) 629-3799
Not kosher

Tolaat Sfarim

At the quiet intersection of Mazeh and Yavne in the center of the city, lies one of Tel Aviv’s most hidden treasures. Located in the west wing of Mazeh 9, a beautifully restored public art space that features local cultural and art events, Tolaat Sfarim (translated to “Bookworm”) boasts a quaint book store alongside an adorable coffee shop. 

TolaatSfarim (Karen Cohen)
Tolaat Sfarim (Karen Cohen)

The vibe is the perfect balance of quiet for getting work done and friendly for rendezvousing with a friend. The sounds of espresso grinders and vigorous typing pervade the sunlit room. 

The staff members are sweet and more than happy to recommend their favorite food or drink. Plug in to one of the many available outlets to ensure a long, productive stay and gaze out into Mazeh 9’s serene courtyard as you sip on a delicious creamy cappuccino.

Mazeh 7
Sunday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. till 10:00 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
(03) 535-7038
Kosher (not Mehadrin)


Whether you live in Tel Aviv or are just visiting, Misanthrope is a must try if you enjoy independently working amongst others.  A casual take on the “shared workspace” concept, Misanthrope is located just off of King George Street, one of the busiest, most bustling streets in Tel Aviv. 

However, upon entering this bright, cozy space, you will see that it is an oasis to escape to for peace, quiet, and some seriously good self-service coffee.   This is not a joint to meet a friend for a catch up, but it’s the perfect place to be productive and get some work done. 

Misanthrope (Courtesy)

The best feature of this unique destination is that you pay 15 NIS per hour of your stay, which caps at 55 NIS for the day (but you can stay as long as you like) and you can refill with different coffee drink options as often as your caffeine tolerance will permit.

Merkaz Ba’alei Melacha 5
Sunday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. till 10:30 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. till 8:30 p.m., Saturday noon till 10:30 p.m.
Not kosher

Le Moulin

Walking into this charming, French style bakery on hip Bograshav, the unmistakable aroma of buttery croissants and fresh-baked bread permeates the senses. Le Moulin is a perfectly quaint spot to order a coffee and pastry, grab a table, and settle in. 

Le Moulin (Karen Cohen)
Le Moulin (Karen Cohen)

Whether you have plans to relax and read for hours or pull out your laptop and start typing away, the staff is happy to serve you for as long as you desire.  Indulge in a variety of French baked goods or opt for a fresh sandwich on a crispy baguette. Sit at the counter and observe trendy Tel Avivians strutting by through the shop’s large picture window or cozy up at a corner table for maintaining focus. The chocolate croissants are an absolute top pick at this special bakery.

Bograshav 72
Sunday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. till 9:00 p.m., Fri 7:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
Not kosher


This adorable café doubles as a classic casual restaurant and coffee lover’s paradise.

Rochela resides in Tel Aviv’s Old North, on Ben Yehuda Street.  It offers a delicious menu packed with salads, sandwiches, and many other dishes.  Make sure to try the unforgettable soy late.  

Rochela (Karen Cohen)
Rochela (Karen Cohen)

The café’s “shabby chic” inspired interior is clean and classic and provides the perfect amount of hipness with comfort to offer for a fun, yet functional destination to work at.

Ben Yehuda 120
Sunday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. till midnight, Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Saturday – one hour after the end of Shabbat till midnight.
(03) 529-1793

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