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“really good cafe restaurant in the german colony” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Smadar - CLOSED

Cafe Smadar
Cuisines: Cafe, Mediterranean, Israeli
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Israel
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“really good cafe restaurant in the german colony”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

if you feel like escaping the more crowded areas of the german colony and want to have a good light meal or coffee, this is a great choice. The interior design isn't attractive, but it is spacious and the dishes I tried were unusual and really good. Prices are reasonable. Take a walk through the inner streets off Emek Refaim street - they are beautiful, with nice parks tucked away.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Hebrew first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Jerusalem, Israel
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I love to sit at the bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Smadar is a friendly neighborhood bar/bistro with an old fashioned kind of friendliness. I often stop by on my way home from work for a glass of wine or a beer--sit at the bar, reading the paper or a book from the second-hand book shelves they have. The barmen are always friendly and willing to chat or discuss the latest film. Very pleasant interior design. A good place to go.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eva R
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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Dinner and a Movie in the Same Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

We visited Smadar recently and it was one of the highlights of our trip! The restaurant is a casual cafe/bistro, with excellent food - salads, etc. We had an eggplant sandwich and butternut squash soup, and like most Israeli restaurants there was too, too much (outstanding) food! The highlight of the evening was the movie theater that was located within the restaurant! We had bought tix in advance. We are Americans and had to check beforehand to see if there would be English subtitles, which there were. So, after dinner, we ambled behind a curtain and were led into a beautiful, large, modern theater. What fun! We felt like natives that night. Smadar has quite a history. It was the first theater in Israel to show a silent film in Israel. The daughters of the owner wanted to sell it when he died, but a protest arose and the city ruled that it could not be demolished. So - Jerusalem still has this fantastic treasure! You gotta go...

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Renee R
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