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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 via mobile

Cosy, special design, great place for meeting friends and for a date. I had delicious shakshuka and a lot of hummus :)

Thank Aleksandra T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is friendly and the vibe in the restaurant is amazing after having a nice meal we we insisted on meeting the chef to our surprise he was a Palestinian young chef in an Israeli restaurant so that tells a lot about the place...More

Thank massam6776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to feel the real vibe of Jerusalem- you have to visit Tmol Shilshom Cafe. It is a little hard to find the place but totally worth looking for it!

Thank mogi4000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not been here for several years but what a disappointment. It is situated in a lovely old Jerusalem house with lots of character but the food was mediocre, at best. The sea bream filet's delicate flavor was ruined by the tinned tomato sauce. The vegetable...More

Thank andrew-jerusalem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Checkin Jerusalem hotel next door and had breakfast (well, brunch really) at Tmol Shilshom Cafe. Great vibe. Filling and tasty shakshuka.

Thank jmiller1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been to this place in ages and it seems like they have not cleaned the floors since .They do not need to work hard at presenting themselves as casual since their service and attitude is just .Food is good and prices are decent. if...More

Thank Arie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here and shared a couple of different Shakshouka's. All were tasty. Service was good and restaurant is interesting with interesting decor. Bread was amazingly fresh and shakshouka was good

Thank craig6610
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sabicha here is 45, at another TA recomended place was 19. Just thanks for wasted time to ride. P.S. Site has no english version.

Thank Sergey N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A short walk from the Yafo Center light rail stop, Tmol Shilshom prepares tasty food served by a friendly and English speaking wait staff. The vibe is part cafe-style restaurant, part coffee-house library as there are books surrounding the walls of the restaurant. The restaurant...More

1  Thank JE and JA D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So delicious we ate there twice in one week. Salads, pastas, and entrees prepared in a creative motif. Fresh, dairy, kosher, and rustic styling. Excellent service, full wine menu and interesting cocktails. Very relaxed and casual. Definitely recommend.

Thank lalaladyUsa
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I'm sure yes, they have nice place for 12 friends, enjoy
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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