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Shawar Coffee Shop and Bakery

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Israeli
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Chrstian Quarter street No 54 | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-0004
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This place is quiet, if anything in the Old City can be said to be. Fresh juices (try the pomegranate!) squeezed then and there, were my husband's favorite, and I loved the coffee!

Thank wardence
Nashville, Tennessee
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1,106 reviews
575 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 746 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Were the cookies I purchased good?...yes, this is why I will not give them one star when I am leaning toward wanting to. Beyond the extreme disrespect that occurred the price for the cookies was far too much. There are numerous institutions that one can purchase the same quality baked goods for far less the cost. I paid the US... More 

Thank Ann C
Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We tried some Arabic pastries which are very tasty but really overpriced (50 shekels for 4 small pieces of local pastries). We know that we are tourists but it is not a reason why.

Thank caroline196862
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

It offers all kinds of bread, sweets and teas... A very pleasant man greets you as you enter through the glass doors.. The place is quaint and very cozy. Upstairs it's a sitting area with very comfortable seating area to zip your tea and taste the delicious sweets. It's a must stop in a buzzing part of the old city..... More 

Thank Dianac007733
Rockford, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Agree with the other reviewers. Long day in the Old City. Hungry. And this bakery stood out for its modern glass storefront, clean interior, and delectable looking baked goods. As a bonus it was air conditioned.

Thank BellesWorldTravel
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I usually do not write a lot of reviews. But due to the fact that it was a terrific experience for us, I decided to do so. My reasoning behind it: This is by far the prettiest café and chill-out lounge I have been to in my recent Jerusalem / Tel-Aviv Business Trip (and in my recent years). Hidden in... More 

Thank Ram S
Agoura Hills, California
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

After an exhausting day touring Jerusalem, we were walking through the bazaar and noticed this standout bakery. We walked into an incredible old building with gorgeous decor (and air conditioning). We ordered delicious coffee and bought a sampling of pastries, and then headed upstairs to the beautifully decorated alcove with couches. Two of our seven promptly feel asleep on the... More 

1 Thank Deborah L
Tel Aviv, Israel
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We loved it and cone back every time when were in the city. Pleasant place with the best cookies around the city.

1 Thank dmil36
Jerusalem, Israel
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2013

an amazing atmosphere inside Shawar's Bakery that its totally a mixture between history and modern with a cultural touch, relaxing place to have a coffee and amazing cookies.

1 Thank Samershawar
St. Petersburg, Russia
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

I found Shawar totally accidentally in December 2011 during my first visit to Jerusalem. Me and my Mum were walking from the Church of Holy Sepulture through the busy old part of the Christian Quarter and found a lovely tea/coffee room hidden in a wall of an ancient building. It was a pleasure to return there again last week. It... More 

1 Thank safaricakes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Israeli
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chrstian Quarter street No 54 | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-628-0004
It's situated in the old city, on the Christian quarter lane. Near the Holy Sepulcher Church.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?