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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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“shakshuka” (91 reviews)
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Open Now
08:30 - 23:30All hours
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 3 days ago

great food at reasonable prices- fresh, healthy and well seasoned - wine selection limited but cold beer hit the spot

Thank bawesq
Reviewed 4 days ago

The café / restaurant is in a good location in the city center near Zion Square and Nahalat Shiva. The Tea we drank and the cheese cake were very tasty and the atmosphere very pleasant. There are a lot of books that can be read...More

Thank Eyal A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere is very nice with very interesting design. The shakshuka is not that good as said in the menu, too strong Italian tastes in my opinion. The potato kreplach wasn't good at all and swum in oil bath. The prices are too high for...More

Thank רוי מ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I opened up my tripadvisor app to find a place to eat for the evening. Being very close and looking at the great reviews, I imidiately choose this restaurant. It was a little hard to find, with the entrance in the courtyard behind the streets....More

Thank Espen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great people, great place! We shared the yellow tahini that was amazing and took 2 different meals, both delicious.

Thank tiff2710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flavorful and healthy. Nice atmosphere. Great service. Close to near by hotels. Lively at night time.

Thank Tresleches
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there with my spouse as part of a weekend relaxation at Jerusalem. The entrance is via a small street like a tunnel not very pleasant to walk through and until you reach the coffee place the smell is unpleasant and the street...More

Thank Yaniv I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in Jerusalem for a year and people have absolutely raved about this place, but at the end of the day, it's just another modern, hip cafe selling average food for above average prices. Maybe people enjoy the books on the walls and the...More

Thank SunnydaleHuis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tmol Shilshom is a community institution and a historic cafe with lovely food selections and wonderful events tucked away in a quiet and quaint alley in the center of Jerusalem. Definitely a must visit location!

Thank RabbiRosalind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Tmol Shilshom with a friend. Very charming cafe on the second floor of an old building. Cheerful service. I tried the recommended Lebanese Shakshuka (poached eggs with tomatoes, eggplants and pine nuts) and it was very good. A must stop. Thanks.

Thank TStylst590
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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