Orna and Ella
Cafes have always been an essential part of the social fabric of Tel Aviv, a much beloved connection to the Central European roots shared by the city’s founding families. Yet as the city progressed, so have its Cafes. An increasing amount of cafes have begun dabbling in the world of fine dining, with several venues even excelling in the field. Orna and Ella, a Sheinkin street institution for the last dozen years, stands as an example of this culinary evolution.
Made famous for its ‘home-made’ offerings, the café has established itself as a café-bistro, combining traditional fair with a contemporary Mediterranean twist. Of particular interest is their take on chreima, a Moroccan style fish cake prepared in a spicy tomato and pepper sauce over couscous. Locals worried about losing another classic venue to the winds of change need not fret, as the timelessly revered sweet potato pancakes remain a highlight of the menu. Whether for a coffee break in the midst of the Shenkein Street shopping craze, or to experience an updated version of Tel Aviv café life, Orna and Ella fits the bill.