When you visit Tel Aviv for a coupe of days you will probably go to all the places you read and heard about, but you will miss one very local spot which provides some interesting insight on who Tel-Avivians are and how daily life in the city looks like.
Basel Square is packed with cafes, bakeries, gourmet shops, Israeli designers boutiques as well as baby clothing and accessories stores.
These places target the residents of this neighborhood- young couples, who can afford a higher quality of life alongside older residents that have lived in the area for years, as well as new immigrants (mostly from the United States and France) that own many of the shops in the square.
On Friday mornings Basel Square is packed with residents buying groceries for the weekend, sitting in the sunny cafes with baby strollers and drinking cold coffee with neighbors.
I live right next to Basel so I am there almost everyday. Some of my favourite places I’ve already written about, like Mercato and Cafe Alkalay are also in the area. I like meeting friends in the middle of the square, sit in the sun and watch beautiful people and families enjoying the public facilities.
It’s an overall great places to spend a couple of hours of shopping and supporting small local businesses and catching a glimpse of a glamorous Tel-Avivian spot!