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Shawar Coffee Shop and Bakery

Chrstian Quarter street No 54 | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-0004
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“bread” (2 reviews)
“baked goods” (3 reviews)
“old city” (4 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
Chrstian Quarter street No 54 | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Delicious sweet delicacies. Superb service. Lovely ambience. We visited regularly during our stay and were never disappointed. The shop next door has excellent savory food (freshly cooked breads with za'atar, cheese, spinach etc) so combined with the baclava, biscuits and giant sesame circles at Shawar,...More

Thank Drew H
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Friendly, quiet service, air conditioning, delicious Turkish coffee and baked goods, comfortable couches set upstairs and back from the road. A great contrast to the markets of Jerusalem when you need to relax for a moment.

Thank Daniel B
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
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...More

Thank Ann C
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
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...More

Thank Dianac007733
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
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...More

Thank Ram S
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...More

1  Thank Deborah L
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
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  • 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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