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#Pakal_Kafe: Yemin Moshe

Here's an interesting fact about Israelis - They like to take a #Pakal_Kafe with them on hikes in nature, or when they visit their nearby ma'ayan (spring). (or sometimes use them at home!)

Why do you ask? Well, simply because there is nothing more Israeli than enjoying the outdoors with a nice steaming glass of fresh coffee (*Don't worry, there is always emergency tea for the non-coffee drinkers).

>>> So we @iKonnect decided to hop on this trend!

The Montefiore Windmill in Yemin Moshe
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb

The story

Yemin Moshe is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Jerusalem. It was established in 1891, as one of the first neighborhoods built outside of the Old City walls. It is named after Jewish philanthropist Moses Montefiore, the founder. After the Six-Day War, the area was turned into an artistic and academic neighborhood and today it is considered one of the wealthiest and most expensive neighborhoods in Jerusalem.

Yemin Moshe is full of many art galleries, and the original windmill that stands in the entrance to the neighborhood was turned into a museum.

A covered sitting area in Yemin Moshe
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb

What to expect?

Right next to the giant windmill, you will find a beautiful viewpoint, that overlooks the walls of the Old City. You really can't find a more romantic view than that if you ask us. There is also a water fountain, a grassy knoll, and many benches and areas to picnic or set up a pakal kafe. There is also a small shop called, "Jerusalem Winery" where you can buy their wine or coffee.

We suggest either bring your own wine/coffee or buy there and find yourself a spot to sit and enjoy!

A large fountain in Yemin Moshe
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb


By 🚙 Type into your GPS (Waze/Google/Maps): Yamin Moshe 🅿️ Right between Emek Refaim street and Keren HaYesod, there is a parking lot. Cross the street from the parking lot and you're there! By 🚌 From the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem take buses 74/75/18 and get off at the stop: Shalom Aleichem/Keren Hayesod. From there continue walking down the hill till the junction and there you will see the sign to "Yamin Moshe" (+ you will see the famous windmill).

1 Comment

Mar 24, 2021
The view there is amazing, and there is a really good restaurant there
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