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“Balkan Shakshuka is a MUST!”
Review of JAVA

JAVA
Ranked #156 of 1,846 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Israeli
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Opened in early 2014 JAVA Café is already creating a buzz. Just steps away from the beach in Central Tel Aviv, complete with wooden architecture, bright colours and lots of greenery, JAVA gives the sense of sitting in a beach house on a tropical island in the Pacific (look closely and you’ll even see monkeys “hanging around”). With its summertime soundtrack, giant beach umbrellas and unique lighting, JAVA promotes a diverse atmosphere. Come on a date, come for a business meeting, come one, come all – bowties, surfboards and sandy feet are all welcome. Friendly wait-staff welcome you to wander in to taste the eclectic menu. Some customers like to pop in for a coffee, a fresh juice, a shake or an Acai-berry breakfast, while others enjoy an original take on Israeli classics like Merguez-sausage Shakshuka or Burekas with fried egg and avocado. The kitchen is open from morning-till-late, offering meals such as Green Cous-cous Salad, Slow-cooked Stews, and if you can’t decide on one item, have a bit of fun with the original concept of “sharing dishes”. “Sharing dishes” are served on specially-designed platters – order 3 mains and pay for 2, order 4 and pay for 3 and so on. JAVA is fully-equipped with high-chairs and sofas, but don’t be fooled – this beach café transforms into a beachy-sheik hangout with a full-bar featuring house-bottled wine named “Cheap”, “Good” and “Great”, all at the lowest prices in Tel Aviv. Passers-by slow to a stop with wide eyes taken in by the décor, aroma and down-right feel-good vibes.
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Java had great food and service! I loved the Balkan Shakshuka (feta cheese and eggplant). I had a few shakshuka's around Tel Aviv, but I'd say that theirs was the best! It's served with bread and a cucumber tomato salad with tahini. My server was very courteous and quick

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Went there for breakfast because all other restaurants around were full. The place needs renovation, the service needs improvement and the food was average. Look for other options.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This was our last brunch in Tel Aviv, and it was a good choice. It's difficult to understand the variable reviews of this very solid place. The menu was excellent, and brunch for us was a standard Israeli breakfast for 2 with eggs, breadbasket, chopped salad, and a variety of spreads (including "nutella", an Israeli favorite). Service was good and the waiters were low key and very helpful. We saw a woman push an enormous baby stroller through the tables and everyone (staff and patrons) pitched in to help. A classic Israeli moment. Prices were fair, and portions were large. The people watching at 2 p.m. was excellent, and enjoying a longer, laid-back meal is recommended. Not a good choice if you are in "eat and run " mode. Overall, well above average.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent location in the street corner with a very attractive menu. We had breakfast here which is highly recommended. The staff was very friendly and explained what Buorekas is, which was super good, also very good fruit juices.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Prices are high for such food. Not a big selection, finding vegan and gluten free is impossible, tastes are very basic nothing special. Even coffee was mediocre. Just go across the street to Benedict

Date of visit: April 2018
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