Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Pastry Shop, Middle Eastern, $$$
Tmol Shilshom is a bookstore and café restaurant with vibe perfect for bookworms. It can be tricky to find, but there are signs from Yaffo Street that point you toward the alley where it is located. Famous for their salmon fillet in fig sauce, the Amanda Salad and the cheesecake, Tmol Shilshom is also a hotspot for Israel’s best-known writers to read from their works. Yehuda Amichai read from his poetry at the opening of Tmol Shilshom in June 1994. Since then, the restaurant has hosted Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua, David Grossman, Batya Gur and many other great Israeli authors. If it’s a cold day, try the delicious sahlab. This warming Middle Eastern drink is composed of coconut, nuts, raisins and cinnamon.