• CLOSED: Bookworm - Mazeh

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  • White Veg-options
Middle Eastern

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe and bookstore where you could sit with a laptop or borrow a book while you are there. Vegan items are marked on the menu in every category from breakfast, salad, and sandwich to main course and dessert. Example of dishes may be tofu shashouka, grilled sandwich, olive and spreads, or chickpea omelet. Check for vegan cake and cookies. Plant milk available for coffee. Reported closed March 2023.

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8 Reviews

First Review by EMWeis


Points +132

24 Dec 2019


A couple of vegan options on the menu but very average service. I had the vegan breakfast. It arrived looking like a single pancake and was inedible. What was meant to be a chickpea/tofu “omelette” tasted like chickpea flour and water fried, no seasoning or any flavour whatsoever. Two Aviv is a place with so many vegan options and this was very disappointing.

Pros: Several vegan options, Not too expensive

Cons: Not great service, Bland food



Points +66

08 Dec 2019

Disappointing but vegan

All vegan or vegetarian snacks. We were still served one minute before the kitchen was closed but the toasts were very poor and simple and overpriced. The feta toast had almost no feta at all and tofu toast very small pieces of lightly marinated tofu.

Pros: Vegan and vegetarian, Polite service

Cons: Tasteless food, The sandwich I'd do better homemade


Points +100

20 Nov 2019

Currently my go to for breakfast

This is a quaint place, indoor and outdoor seating. You can come have breakfast, lunch or just chill with coffee and catch up on some work. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive, the vegan options various and delicious! Priced fairly, I highly recommend.

Pros: Delicious vegan options , Great atmosphere , Good price


Points +96

13 Oct 2019

Food okay but horrible service

We sat outside and noone explained to us that you have to order through a window. Waiting time to get our food was over an hour and they did apologize, but it was all very unorganized and slow. The food was okay but not exceptional.


Points +352

25 Oct 2018

Great place to work and read

I really like this place since it's really cozy and you can read and work there while eating fine vegan food. The service is usually really good, in both branches, Mazeh and Rabin Square.

Brok O. Lee

Points +3368

23 Dec 2015

Very Vegan Friendly

Dec. 23, 2015

There's a new menu. There is now a nice selection of vegan pastries such as cinnamon and chocolate croissants, and an almond tart. Main dishes include a vegan curry and vegan stuffed pepper, in addition to a sandwich and several salads. The breakfasts are unchanged.

Previous review:
Lovely cafe with a cozy atmosphere. You can sit outdoors or in one of the quaint rooms, one looking out huge windows to the garden. The vegan breakfast (at a very reasonable price considering that juice and coffee with soy milk is included) is one of the best and includes a delicious "omelet" made with chickpea flour, salad, crusty bread, and very unusual and tasty spreads. There are fresh-squeezed juices available, including orange and carrot and you can add ginger as well. Another Israeli breakfast option is "shakshouka," a sizzling pan of tomatoes, peppers and eggplant in a spicy tomato sauce with tofu for vegans or eggs for vegetarians. Breakfast is served all day!

Also, there's a nice selection of interesting salads, and one vegan sandwich. Main courses include vegetarian pasta dishes, and for vegans there's a lentil ragu with either tofu or seitan. The yummy vegan dessert options are chocolate chip cookies or a huge chocolate-peanut butter brownie.

This is a place you can hang out in for a while and they are also laptop friendly. You might want to check out the bookstore too - there's a great selection of art books and more in English.
Updated from previous review on Saturday January 11, 2014

Pros: Vegan croissants, Many vegan options, Laptop friendly


Points +465

06 Oct 2014

Really love this place :)

Lovely restaurant cafe with romantic retro design. the vegan option marked on the menu. the seitan ragu is very delicious so as the fudge. the prices are not very expensive. the staff is very nice and welcoming. the location is just great.
Updated from previous review on Monday October 06, 2014


Points +21

22 May 2014

cute but nothing exceptional

The environment here is somewhat impersonal and cold. Though the snacks are tasty, they are very overpriced. Excellent selection of books, however.

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