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£8 - £18
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place, fun, great food. Ordered si many yummy dishes I hardly knew one from the next but they were uniformly good. Eggplant with bruleed top was my fav.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

The ambience of this Jerusalem restaurant is magical. We just went here to celebrate my husband's birthday and I've never experienced such attentive, caring service. All the waitstaff checked in on us to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. And then, the icing on...the cake was receiving dessert on the house and the chance to meet with the wonderful owner, Dan. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

Tmol Shilshom Café in Jerusalem is a place of inspiration and delightful flavors. Located in a historic building, this café combines the love of literature with exceptional cuisine. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, with bookshelves filled with a diverse collection of books. It’s a...perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee while diving into a good book or engage in stimulating conversations with fellow visitors. The menu offers a range of delectable dishes, from breakfast classics to creative sandwiches and salads. The quality of ingredients and the presentation of the food are outstanding. What makes Tmol Shilshom truly special is the fusion of culture, literature, and culinary artistry. The staff’s passion for both books and food shines through in their service. Whether you’re a book lover or a food enthusiast, Tmol Shilshom Café offers an exceptional and enriching experience in the heart of Jerusalem.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

Great place for authentic Jerusalem atmosphere. We had a great time, combined with delicious food and warm hospitality by Zohar. We sure would recommend this place to our relatives and friends.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Fantastic menu (try the Purple & White beet salad with labne! the quinoa salad! the eggs! coffee! WINE!) served in a quiet, lovely setting by excellent servers (I especially thank Na'amah!). I came here for a quiet, healthy breakfast every day of my week in...Jerusalem, and had afternoon coffee, dinner, and lunch on some days. Can't wait to return!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Amazing spot. Charming bookshop Cafe with ultra cool vibes. And the waitresses were very friendly especially Zohar!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Great ambience, food, portion size,service: waitress Zohar was perfect in taking care. Was not rushed to clear out. Been here before and have already recommended other people. Thank you.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

Really nice Place, really nice service Nama and Ester so kind Person. The food was amazing and the location super cute. Really really appreciate everything from the starter to the main dishes. Absolutely recommend!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

Great service by Naama and Chesed! Salads were tasty we ordered the Zorba The Greek and Wild Garden Salad both were great. Focaccia was also tasty as well with the side sauces. Only complaint Sangria shouldn’t be served with cinnamon sticks.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

I never visit Jerusalem without eating here. The food is fabulous. The atmosphere is incredibly charming and the service is exceptional, in our case from our waitress Zohar.. I love this unique restaurant that honors world literature.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Amazingly delicious food. Very friendly with staff. Our waitress Zohar was very friendly and attentive. My friend and I shared two meals and every morsel of food was delicious. I’m here visiting for a few days and I hope to get a chance to return...to the restaurant and try something else opportunity to eat inside or outside very charming atmosphere, highly recommend the place many choices on the menu, and I hope to try many more dishes.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

We try to get at least one meal here whenever we're in Jerusalem. They have a great breakfast and brunch menu--very extensive, including vegan. Awesome shakshuka. Our waitress, Zohar, was very friendly, pleasant, and efficient! It's a bit hard to find because it's on a...small street parallel to a larger one, but if you just follow Google maps and look for the signs, it's not hard. And it's definitely worth it. The setting is a great one to converse, good indoors with A/C, and great patio that's well-shaded.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023 via mobile

I loved this restaurant! The food (shashuka and focaccia) was incredible! Good wine selection as well. Great atmosphere. Follow the signs. Tucked in an alley (safe!) and upstairs. So great!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023 via mobile

We stayed on two evenings there - both were absolutely great. Try the „Lovers Salad“ or any Shakshuka - delicious. This together with a really nice athmosphere and a good service provides you a really great evening.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023

Food is mediocre, atmosphere is like a coffee shop...would be fine if we didn't eat a meal here and it is vegetarian...had no idea what was in so-called "Shepherd's Pie".

Date of visit: February 2023
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Tmol Shilshom Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5