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US$10 - US$22
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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Givat Ram
0.9 km from Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
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Reviewed 19 June 2020

The atmosphere was pleasant, the food was very good, and service was great. A unique place to visit.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 21 March 2020 via mobile

This location is a hidden gem. Don’t miss it, its not easy to find...you will see a sign with an arrow... not clear were to continue. You will have to turn into a narrow ally towards like a back garden/terrace, there to the left at...the end of the alley you will have arrived. This location is unpretentious but so charming, ambiance is super relaxed, decorated with books and art posters with a cultural and artistry touch. The service is excellent and the food delicious... it has indoor and outdoor seating. We had the shakshuka, gnocci, with salad. Do not miss the bread, it is freshly baked...,We order a local wine with the help of Michal our helpful server. Food was excellent, we had a great time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020

If I’m ever in Jerusalem again I will be dining here! The restaurant has an old world charm mixed with modern day style. It feels as though you are a special guest in a friends home, rather than a patron at a restaurant. The food...is fantastic and the staff are friendly and welcoming. We asked the staff for recommendations and were delighted with our meals. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020

Tmol Shilshom is a literary coffee shop and restaurant. Run by the writer David Ehrlich, it not only provides very delicious dishes and hearty atmosphere, but also surrounds you with elegant and sophisticated artistic pieces . We came to Tmol Shilshom for a literary event...and had some Italian dishes. Everything was just very satisfying. Do not miss this place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020

Tmol Shilshom Cafe is worth figuring out where it is located - a hidden gem! We thoroughly enjoyed our Israeli breakfast and coffees here. It wasn't crowded when we went and we got a table right away. Hip vibe, great service, community gathering place. If...you follow them on Instagram, you can discover some cool deals. For example, in February 2020 they offered 10% off your check if you showed them their IG post and agreed to lock your mobile phone in a "cell phone cage" while dining in order to encourage people to get off their devices and actually talk to each other! I'm a fan! Enjoy!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 February 2020

Very interesting interior, climatic and nicely arranged. Great shakshuka, cakes and coffee, nice and friendly service, I highly recommend :)

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

Very good shakshuka, Gamle brut sparkling at 135 NIS (we even got proper sparkling glasses when we insisted), super Nice service. Lots of young people. Tried reserving but never got a reply, so come early or have a plan B.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020

Vibe in the over hundred year old building is good: shabby furniture, books abound on shelves, mismatched furniture. Really nice waitress. It was fun to sit there. Regretfully, the shakshuka I ordered was very mediocre with raw egg whites showing. Had I seen it right...away, I would have sent it back. The bread was delicious! I'll probably go back, anyway, just because it's a cool place..More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 24 January 2020 via mobile

a little bit hard to find it, but once you found it, you want regret... also try village green next door

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 9 January 2020

Great place to sit, eat, schmooze and absorb Jerusalem culture - the real stuff, not tourist. I met up with a former colleague, we sat and enjoyed brunch, fresh squeezed juice with added fresh squeezed ginger. I had spreads, cheese and yummy homemade bread. The...shakshuka there, in many variations, is wonderful. Great coffee too.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Tmol Shilshom Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5