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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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08:30 - 23:30All hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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5 Yo'el Moshe Salomon, Jerusalem 9463305, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A short walk from the Yafo Center light rail stop, Tmol Shilshom prepares tasty food served by a friendly and English speaking wait staff. The vibe is part cafe-style restaurant, part coffee-house library as there are books surrounding the walls of the restaurant. The restaurant...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

So delicious we ate there twice in one week. Salads, pastas, and entrees prepared in a creative motif. Fresh, dairy, kosher, and rustic styling. Excellent service, full wine menu and interesting cocktails. Very relaxed and casual. Definitely recommend.

Thank lalaladyUsa
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've descovered this beautiful restaurant just wandering on the streets, and we watched up in the first floor of a nice building with a balcony, and saw people sitting there and having dinner. We walked to the street behind to be able to get to...More

Thank Laia P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here every day we were in Jerusalem. We planned our exploration of the city around the lunch menu of Tmol Shilshom. Lovely atmosphere. Lovely staff, even at the busiest times. Ample portions. Great value. Our favorite restaurant in the city.

Thank bobU8601WK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here after seeing the signs that pointed to it and it was a great decision, I had a great (sugar free!) apple pie and coffee. Good service too!

Thank Alaz A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting cafe with lots of small tables. There were many options on the menu, all sounded so good it was hard to choose! The server helped me decide and I settled on the vegan indian shakshouka. It was a generous serving and they bring...More

Thank ZNJ_05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place, very good service and amazing food! Special mention for the shakshouka. If you're in Jerusalem don't hesitate !

Thank Eley A
Reviewed 1 week ago

we used to end every visit in Jerusalem in this remarkable cafe' restaurant the coffee is always great and the food in typically Israeli but thats not the main issue! you all should go there, sit for a while, talk, listen and just hang. the...More

Thank uriisme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nostalgic beatiful Jerusalemite place, that really gives a filling of old times Jerualem. Food (dairy) is simple and very tasty!

Thank tamar7575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent home-made food. Kosher, Israeli-style, fresh, carefully prepared and gracefully presented in a charming setting that is part restaurant, bookshop, musicians' spot and cafe. Very good service and a welcome respite from the heat and a pleasure to the palate. This will become one of...More

Thank Suzanne R
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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, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, 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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