Eating Out

Kleinsky’s Delicatessen: The Bagel Place.

December 28, 2019

Kleinsky’s, “we’re a little New York Style deli located in Cape Town, South Africa”. If you haven’t heard of Kleinsky’s, climb out from under that rock. Bagels. Bagels. Bagels. That’s their claim to fame. And the shop is somewhat (very) famous within the Sea Point area. Opened in 2014 by brothers Adam and Joel Klein, Kleinsky’s soon became the darling of Regent Road and it was with no surprise. Kleinsky’s combines art and food, with the store serving as a gallery space for local artists. So basically, you’re getting a dose of culture with every delicious bagel bite. Kleinsky’s definitely harbours that New York feeling with a dose of vibey Cape Town attitude. A stall at the Oranjezicht City Farmer’s Market followed and with that, the bagel cult following of Kleinsky’s demanded growth – they welcomed their bigger store (almost right across the road and a few paces to the right) late last year. Are the bagels still good? Read on…

We live just up the road from Kleinsky’s and often find ourselves stopping for a bagel breakfast before continuing onto the promenade. As with so many other posts, a word of warning – make sure you arrive early. Early. Kleinsky’s pumps on a Saturday morning. We rock up with a pram and simply leave it neatly parked at the door. We know what we want so the ordering process is always swift and the staff are always friendly and accomodating to both Ash and Romes (thank you for this).

The order is always the same: “A fresh orange juice (Nic), a flat white (me) and two babychinos (the tinies), please”.


  • Ash and myself: A Smoked Salmon Bagel – smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onions and capers on an onion bagel.
  • Nic: Latke Benedict- potato latkes, two poached eggs, smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce.
  • Romes: a plain bagel.
  • I did branch out and try the avocado toast which was super Yummo (this was on a separate visit).


On another note that will only be appealing to parents – there are high chairs available and they are CLEAN. Amazing and again, thank you, that’s a major draw card when eating out with kids. Still regarding the kids, a Pizza Bagel is also available – literally a pizza in bagel format and it’s always a win, especially if you aren’t going to sit down and want something to grab along with your coffees. Another great on-the-go snack are the bagel dogs. I grew up eating Bagel Dogs from New York Bagel when they were still in Sea Point, so although the Kleinsky’s dogs are delish, my Bagel Dog loyalty lies with NYB. The food is always consistently good, the coffee hits the right spot and the kids clear their plates which means the hanger doesn’t lurk in to ruin the morning.

You can follow all of Kleinsky’s Bagel news over on their Instagram feed.

95 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Happy Bagel Times x 

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