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Tmol Shilshom Cafe

5 Yo'el Moshe Salomon, Jerusalem 9463305, Israel
+972 2-623-2758
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Yo'el Moshe Salomon, Jerusalem 9463305, Israel
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is definitely a bit tricky to find but it’s totally worth the effort! Every single dish we had was delicious. It has a laid back atmosphere and friendly staff! We may even go back again before our trip is over!

Thank heatherlarsen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bookshop cafe is a lovely relaxing place to enjoy a vegan meal or just a milkshake. They also serve juices and a variety of hot drinks.

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us by one of our tour guides, so we went to hang out for a few hours! It's a cute little coffee shop / restaurant, which gives it a really cool vibe. I got the Cacio e Pepe, which was...More

Thank leah221927
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing, delicious food, wonderful funky ambiance, and great service! Oren our server was extremely knowlegable about the various dishes and he guided us expertly.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in a really charming & unique old building in the city center. The staff are very nice & helpful, and they have free WiFi!! I really want to say that the food was wonderful......but it was just ok. We ordered all...More

Thank Cinda10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for brunch after my brother in law recommended it. It's a bit hidden and out of the way so it is nice that it's more a local spot than a touristy one. The service is ok and the food is alright but...More

Thank Ryna D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived today in Jerusalem. As our room was not ready and we were starving we knew where to go for a guaranteed good meal. We had been here before on a previous trip and remembered the meal being delicious. We were not disappointed. We...More

Thank lea110270
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant offers a mix of mediterranean food in a very creative way. We absolutely enjoyed our stay. Prices are neither extremely high nor extremely low. I would say good value for what you get. Staff was very friendly and the location looks nice.

Thank monsieur_touriste
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very special restaurant-cafe in the heart of Jerusalem, located in a traditional house; Decorated with original artefacts, paintings and books, which makes you experience being local, as if you are hosted by a high class family from 50 years ago. The food is delicious...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Amazing service and the food is superb. Reccomend the Beetroot gnocchi and the bread and the coffee and the cocktails. Really superb.

Thank efratzadik
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I'm sure yes, they have nice place for 12 friends, enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$10 - $22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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