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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” (89 reviews)
“soups” (21 reviews)
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

This was my first time to try shakshuka. It was not my last. The entire meal was excellent--the shakshuka, the crisp salad, and the fresh, multi-grain artisan bread were all finely crafted and nicely presented. The shakshuka was very hot and served in the skillet...More

Thank GACanuck
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tmol Shilshom is a very sweet place tucked away in the new city of Jerusalem. Nice food, fantastic desserts, and good-quality coffee. They never rush you here, which makes the atmosphere very laid-back.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Jerusalem. The food was excellent. I had a delicious creamy pasta with sauteed sweet onions, green onions and mushrooms. My partner had the Lori Salad; a delicious salad covered with seeds and nuts and a special dressing. As it...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here for a late dinner and were very disappointed. The shekshooka was very "watery" and not so flavorfull, and a salad we ordered was nice but not more than that. The service was good, and so was the atmosphere but food wise -...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet spot in center of city with superb service, atmosphere and delicious food. Be aware that Portions are large!

Thank Cheryl O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a sweet place with really tasty dishes and friendly service. This establishment exists for over 20 years and hasn't lost it touch. A great place to sit with friends or family or even alone. Prices are reasonable. About $15-$20 for a main dish....More

Thank Meny B
Reviewed 1 week ago

One night during our stay in Jerusalem, my wife and I were interested in a dairy meal not far from our hotel. Tmol Shilshom filled the bill very well. The food was absolutely delicious, and the literary trappings of the cafe were interesting (The name...More

Thank glboh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wanting to escape the monotony of the hotel dinner buffet and venture into some city eats, and Tmol Shilshom did not disappoint. We loved the atmosphere, the food was great, and the service was amazing (and everyone we interacted with spoke English). We...More

Thank Gwen O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute. Quaint. Quirky. Good food Good coffee Excellent service from smiling, friendly staff. An oasis in the middle of new Jerusalem's crowds and heat.

Thank louisez61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service are great, highly recommend this place! We ate the Jerusalem breakfast with juice and coffee

Thank Eldad R
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Does this place take credit cards?
8 September 2016|
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Response from draghignazzo | Reviewed this property |
Is it possible to reserve a table for a party of 12?
12 August 2016|
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Response from Musas90 | Reviewed this property |
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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