Whenever I want to chill with a coffee or cocktail after work, Givon Square is the place I like to go to. Although Givon Square is in central Tel Aviv, between the Cinematek and the Fashion Mall, not many Tel Avivians know about it. It was converted to a public piazza with a lightened fountain, colorful chairs, many restaurants & bars and even a corner with plants and flowers – but has still kept its rough industrial charm.
During the week, I either have cocktails with friends at Moche Bar – they have a happy hour between 18:00 and 20:00 – or some snacks at 416 the vegan/vegetarian restaurant opposite of them. Sometimes I just sit down with a fruit juice from the supermarket and watch the people passing by or the kids playing in the fountain.
On Friday mornings, the breakfast at Lechamim Bakery is very much recommended, especially if you, like me, love all kind of artisan bread and pastry. After that, I like taking a stroll over the antique market on the square.
And don’t forget to pass by Buza (Arabic for Ice Cream) and get an ice cream for dessert – my favourite is the Choco-Mint!