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Tmol Shilshom Cafe

5 Yo'el Moshe Salomon, Jerusalem 9463305, Israel
+972 2-623-2758
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“shakshuka” (83 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 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice cosy place to go for breakfast. The recommended Shakshuka was fantastic! A big surprise if you never have tasted it before ;)

Thank Nick_NL
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This place offers great beverages and ... very nice desserts. Of course the menu sounds (and it is tastefull too) interesting and inviting. The service is friendly and helpfull. I also like the atmosphere. Pricely fair.

Thank Reckless_V-o-L
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Tricky to find off Jaffa St but well sign posted. Was busy on Wednesday night but got a table easy enough Good atmosphere waiter a little neglectful but okay. Main complaint was the food. Ordered a meal but lacked flavour, but it came with a...More

Thank heydd55
Reviewed 30 November 2016

They have open mikes, poetry slams, and more. This sweet place has a lot of culture. Great food. Lots of books.

Thank jennabasman
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I have lived in Jerusalem for close to 20 years. I consider Tmol Shilshom one of the two best restaurants in the city (close behind Café de Paris). Warm, welcoming, friendly atmosphere--like you are dining in a friend's house--with comfortable, "living room" furniture, books to...More

Thank Sidney V
Reviewed 30 November 2016

While the ambiance and atmosphere are nice, the food is nothing to write home about. It is a great place to just sit, perhaps if you need a quiet corner with your laptop. However, there are many more places that serve similar, better food.

Thank Ari Z
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Party of 16 seated without a problem. Service was phenomenal and food was awesome!

Thank ifiorentino23
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Great service. Cozy ambiance and perfect first night in Jerusalem. Fantastic vegetable stew and shakshuka.

Thank Ebdsmom
Reviewed 16 November 2016

had a great dinner at his café, Lasagna was perfect as was the Greek salad. Went with a group of people everyone was pleased with their choices. Highly recommend this café.

Thank J L
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We love shakshuka so when we read the reviews, we knew we had to try it here. And we got the Lebanese and the humshuka, so we could try different ones. And they were both delicious.

Thank CPawloski
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Does this place take credit cards?
9 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
USD 10 - USD 22
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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.