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Tmol Shilshom Cafe

5 Yo'el Moshe Salomon, Jerusalem 9463305, Israel
+972 2-623-2758
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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5 Yo'el Moshe Salomon, Jerusalem 9463305, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a fantastic brunch at Tmol Shilshom cafe in Jerusalem. The cafe offers both indoor and outdoor seating in a Jerusalem stone cozy setting off the main streets. The menu is varied with a number of vegetarian and vegan options. For drinks there are...More

Thank dlscps
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lived in Jerusalem quite a while before a tourist friend who had heard about it took us there. Quaint, comfortable, good service and a great menu. I felt the value wasn’t exceptional- a bit expensive for the fare offered, but all in all...More

Thank Hugh N Lisa N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here for coffee in the morning and booked a table for the evening. When we got there, it was obvious that the young man who had taken the order had not passed it on, but no matter, they fitted us in. Oh...More

Thank Barry22260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tmol Shilshom looks like a cafe from the sixties. You go through a narrow alley and up stairs to find it. The place has books for sale and an odd assortment of tables and chairs for diners. The ambience is "bohemian." Even if this isn't...More

Thank Yuri S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. Great vegetarian options. Don’t expect anything formal, it is more like a funky cafe in a bookstore but the food was delicious and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. I would go again if I was back in Jerusalem.

Thank LondonComfortseeker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, incredible service, amazing desserts, and wonderful music. We ate here last night, we're eating here now, and we'll probably eat here again tomorrow night. You just can't go wrong here.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service kind and Gentle!garlic everywhere but with the help of waiter you can find typical foods that match your tastes! You we ll be satisfied for atmosphere and food! Recommended!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Given reviews online and a hotel recommendation, I can only assume we went on an off day for the staff and the food. The service wasn’t good and the food was average at best. If it would have been priced more modestly I might have...More

Thank Michealangelo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So cozy and incredible food! Atmosphere is perfect and service is good! I would recommend to go to this hidden gem! It is worth more than one visit!

Thank Frederik M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 6 of us eating, 4 adults and two children and they were very accommodating. There was something to satisfy everyone's palate. I had quinoa cakes, a little like falafel. Tasty. The tables are close together and there are multiple rooms as well as...More

Thank LGAretired
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Yo'el Moshe Salomon, Jerusalem 9463305, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-623-2758
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An old time dairy bookstore cafe restaurant in the city center, Tmol Shilshom is a popular, kosher culinary and cultural institution favored for its warm ambiance, delicious food, plethora of books and very friendly service. The cafe is well known for its delicious dishes including their famous shakshuka, a favorite amongst tourists, along with the salmon fillet in fig sauce, The Lover Salad and the cheese cake. It is located in a 150-year-old building and hosts readings by Israel's best-known writers. Tmol Shilshom is named after Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon's novel (translated as "Those Were the Days"). It is open Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 11:30 pm, Friday until before Shabbat and Saturday from after Shabbat.
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