Got a sweet craving in Tel-Aviv? It’s not hard to stuff your mouth with sweet goodness around here. Mostly ice-cream places I must say, but other options available too. see my Rating System page for a full explanation if you need it, but basically this time I rated them all: Go if you’re around. The reason is that they’re all good enough to enjoy when in place, but I wouldn’t recommend going to one of them specially. Just find what’s closer to you and that would be the best choice!

Cinabonne

62 Ibn Gabirol st. Tel-Aviv

03-7266694

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A VERY sweet treat. I like it but it makes me sick at the same time (13/17 ILS). And if you’re about to stuff your face in one of these sins, go all the way and order the pecan-caramel Pecanbonne (15/19 ILS). A must try.

If you're about to stuff your face in one of these sins, go all the way and order the Pecanbonne (15/19 ILS). A must try. Cinabonne.

If you’re about to stuff your face in one of these sins, go all the way and order the Pecanbonne (15/19 ILS). A must try. Cinabonne.

The Belge

3 Ibn Gabirol St. Tel-Aviv

03-6005530

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Nice to see a trend in Tel-Aviv’s Belgian Waffle scene switching to the real gofre made from yeast dough (Liège style) and not the same old pancake batter (Brusselse style). The Belge does exactly this with topping brought specially from Belgium. The thing is: They also bring the dough already prepared from Belgium  This is silly, importing the dough, and un-economic, resulting in an expensive dessert. The result isn’t bad but if you feel like enjoying your waffle with toppings and ice-cream you’re gonna pay around 30 ILS for one dish. We tried the basic waffle with one topping (21 ILS). One apple dough with Mango coulis and one almond dough with half lotus spread and half chocolate stick which is inserted into the waffle in what seem to be a medical operation. We both preferred the lotus spread.

Real gofre made from yeast dough (Liège style). The Belge.

Real Gofre made from yeast dough (Liège style). The Belge.

Apple dough Gofre with Mango coulis (21 ILS)

Apple dough Gofre with Mango coulis (21 ILS)

An almond dough gofre with half lotus spread and half chocolate stick (21 ILS)

An almond dough gofre with half lotus spread and half chocolate stick (21 ILS)

A chocolate stick inserted into the waffle in what seem to be a medical operation.

A chocolate stick inserted into the waffle in what seem to be a medical operation.

 

Red Velvet

9 Ibn Gabirol st. Tel-Aviv

076-5402022

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Cupcakes and cookies little store. I’m not a cupcake fan but I think their cookies are swell. Try the chocolate chip big cookie or better yet, the oatmeal cookie. They’re big and still soft inside, very comforting and reasonably priced (9-12 ILS).

I'm not a cupcake fan but should I eat one - a cupcake filled with chocolate isn't bad :) (16 ILS). Red Velvet.

I’m not a cupcake fan but should I eat one – a cupcake filled with chocolate isn’t bad 🙂 (16 ILS). Red Velvet.

 

Try the chocolate chip big cookie or better yet, the oatmeal cookie. (9-12 ILS)

Try the chocolate chip big cookie or better yet, the oatmeal cookie. (9-12 ILS)

 

Yogo

32 Ha’Barzel st. Tel-Aviv (with many branches)

 6494607 03

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When you find yourself in a yogurt place, just go for the yogurt. This time we tried and were not disappointed by the little chocolate souffle served with hot chocolate sauce, yogurt ice-cream and toppings (21 ILS). It can get better or worse according to the guy serving at the moment.

 

 

Yogo used to have some nice place to sit, now it's a candy store.

Yogo used to have some nice place to sit, now it’s a candy store.

Chocolate souffle with yogurt ice-cream, chocolate sauce and toppings (21 ILS)

Chocolate souffle with yogurt ice-cream, chocolate sauce and toppings (21 ILS)

Good value dessert!

Good value dessert!

Capitulina Ice-cream

9 Oley Tzion, Jaffa 

03-6036275

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If you’re out in Jaffa enjoying the magical night life, flea market or whatever, don’t miss this ice-cream (unless you’re planning on a Knafe or a Malabi and that’s nice too!). It’s a cute store in the corner, branded with these funny looking colorful creatures. The ice-cream and the service is top notch.

Capitulina ice-cream in Jaffa - definitely go if you're around

Capitulina ice-cream in Jaffa – definitely go if you’re around

Really fun store!

Really fun store!

Small cup with two flavors

Small cup with two flavors

 

 

The Sicilian Ice-Cream

63, Ibn Gavigol st. Tel-Aviv (with another branch in Tel-Aviv and one in Hertzelia)

03-6962458

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One of the older high quality ice-cream in the city, but still one of the best, for a reason. Good ingredients, good flavors, great atmosphere. We always go back for the (relatively) big selection of fat-free-sugar-free-milk-free options for the problem makers (my Mom)

 

The Sicilian Ice-Cream - always a good choice, big selection and fat-free-sugar-free-milk-free options for the problem makers :)

The Sicilian Ice-Cream – always a good choice, big selection and fat-free-sugar-free-milk-free options for the problem makers 🙂

Pears in red wine ice-cream is great. I also loved the fig mascarpone and the guava

Pears in red wine ice-cream is great. I also loved the fig mascarpone and the guava

Vanillia

98 Ibn Gavirol St. Tel-Aviv (and many more branches)

03-5241177

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Vanillia is turning into the mainstream ice-cream and quickly. They have taken over numerous of spots and keep opening more branches. A new branch just opened in our neighborhood. I welcome this change because they make a quality ice-cream with the best ingredients and interesting flavors. If you choose a flavor and being asked to taste it before – it’s a sign you have chosen well. Also, they just launched a series of sugar-free personal cups of ice-cream. A move which we have been waiting for for a long time. Last request – bring back the sugar free cinnamon ice-cream please!!

If they make you taste it before - you have chosen right. Vanillia.

If they make you taste it before – you have chosen right. Vanillia.

Green tea ice-cream is my personal favorite. Ironically, I was less impressed with the vanilla flavor.

Green tea ice-cream is my personal favorite. Ironically, I was less impressed with the vanilla flavor.

Iceberg

24 Ibn Gavirol st. Tel Aviv (and many more branches)

03-6092735

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Iceberg has a good balance between keeping the classics and inventing new flavors. The only thing is that since a long time there wasn’t any noticeable big change in flavors. They always have their usual and some seasonal flavors according to the holidays etc. A tip: if you like a flavor that’s not there – ask about it, they might have it in the back.

Most economic, and if you trust your friends, take the 0.5l or 1l container and fill it with up to 6-8 flavors. Enjoy it on the spot and take all that's left with you home.

Most economic, and if you trust your friends, take the 0.5l or 1l container and fill it with up to 6-8 flavors. Enjoy it on the spot and take all that’s left with you home.

Iceberg - a Tel Avivian establishment.

Iceberg – a Tel Avivian establishment.



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