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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” (99 reviews)
“soups” (21 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We had shakshuka and veggie stew. Very tasty. The place is full of books and has a very nice vintage, artistic and cultural vibe. We had a chat with the very friendly and informative staff. Turns out this place was named in honor of SY...More

Thank kundanielj
Reviewed 5 days ago

I recently went for a meal at Tmol Shilshom. The service was great, with no pressure to make an order, or to hurry up and vacate the table. The food was delicious. It's one of my favorites in Jerusalem.

Thank Perry Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

A little off Yafo street makes this a fine quiet place to get together. Nice house labeled wine. Super for shaksuka - breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great eggplant lasagana also

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a place I would revisit, great food, very nice staff, every dish we took was really good. Recommendation: Beetroot gnocchi.

Thank Yael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice bookstore cafe with relaxing atmosphere and delicious breakfast (Shakshuka). Easily to spend a whole morning here.

Thank jungleperi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice dishes, we had the shakshuka which is two eggs cooked in fredh tomato sauce. They also have other entrees and soup, the cool thing is you can have a triple soup which includes three different soups in one split plate.

Thank Rami A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food - absolutely delicious shakshuka! They also serve good coffee. The cafe has a very tasteful and comfortable interior. Highly recommended. But do note that this is a small but busy cafe so it takes a while to serve.

Thank P C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed it. Great atmosphere, great food. Great service. Beautiful place. Loved the vibe. I'll definitely come back

Thank Linoy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best to make sure you don't go there after Shabbat or Holidays as the kitchen will open late and you won't be able to order everything from the menu. When we arrived half an hour after opening on a saturday we were told the kitchen...More

Thank Tj D
Reviewed 11 September 2017 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
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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