Cafes to Visit While in Jerusalem

There are numerous attractions and destinations in Jerusalem, but the Holy Land also has a lot of restaurants and cafes that are popular among residents and tourists alike.  Most cafes in Jerusalem are equipped with good Wi-Fi, have friendly atmospheres, and wonderful menus with national and international dishes.

Israeli hummus

in downtown Jerusalem is a part of the non-profit organization ‘Voice of Many Waters.’ It offers delicious hot drinks (not least of which is their coffee) and a sizable menu given their limited space. The owners of Etz Café devote all their profits to aiding homeless and needy people in Jerusalem. The café is open two times during the day when homeless can receive a free meal and counseling. If you’re planning to go to Etz Café, come with a sweet tooth and order the French toast alongside a coffee or decadent hot chocolate.

Pita bread with falafel

Tmol Shilshom

Tmol Shilshom is a comfortable café restaurant. The Hebrew expression translates as ‘those were the days’. So, the design and interior of the café reflects a nostalgic style and the cozy ambiance of the past.
Try some tea and cheesecake here, or you can also order a dinner. Tmol Shilshom is a famous café in Jerusalem, known especially for making special evenings with Israeli writers such as Amos Oz and Yehuda Amichai. For passionate readers – and even those who are indifferent to books – this is a perfect place to hang out.

Falafels ready to eat on a plate with sauce and herbs


Kadosh is part of a family business that was established 41 years ago by Meir Kadosh; it has impeccable ambiance, great atmosphere, and original style.
The wonderful menu includes fresh and smoked fish, sandwiches and pastries, homemade dishes and great drinks. The cafe is popular among Israelis and also attracts numerous tourists. Check it out if you are looking for a welcoming family atmosphere, nice ambiance, and tasty food.