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Shawar Coffee Shop and Bakery


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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

You can not resist the kindest, sweetest, man, who serves delicious mint tea and wonderful desserts, and will tell you about the beautiful shop, if you ask him. If you don’t take the time, you will miss the most amazing, brief respite, under the walled...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank terryo199
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

We stopped at this unique Coffee shop in the Christian Quarter Old City -Jerusalem. The owner was very helpful and friendly we had some delightful pastries and cappuccino. He told us his family has been working here for 300 years great upstairs area. Worth a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 884dennis
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We loved this beautiful bakery & coffee shop. It has been in business for 300 years with the same family. Great area in the loft to sit, sip, and enjoy your food.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank calgal405
Reviewed December 24, 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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank DrewH887
Reviewed November 2, 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.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank danielbrowne
Reviewed February 20, 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!

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank wardence
Reviewed January 7, 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

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Ann C
Reviewed December 30, 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.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Caroline L
Reviewed December 30, 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

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Dianac007733
Reviewed November 19, 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.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank TraveLikeAnArchitect
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