A little taste of New York in the heart of Sea Point, Kleinsky’s offers homemade Jewish food – with a hip twist. Choose from their varied and interesting breakfast menu, or stop by for a pastrami-laden sandwich or salmon bagel for lunch.
The interiors are airily decorated – white walls, white ceiling with hanging artworks, beautiful copper light fittings and a wood-panelled bar area. The large chalkboard wall hosts the menu, consisting of traditional breakfast options, sandwiches and bagels. There is of course no pork on the menu, but bacon lovers can test their adventurous spirits and opt for lamb bacon instead.
The space is clean and welcoming with a canteen-like feel, but with its own tasteful (and fun) sophistication. We ordered the signature special, The Reuben, consisting of Kleinsky’s pastrami on toasted rye with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and a pickle on the side (R70). We also shared the smoked salmon bagel – because let’s be honest, you can’t go wrong with a smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onion and caper bagel (R46).
If you’re visiting for breakfast, choose from unique specialities like challah French toast, a latke Benedict or zesty blintzes. For the non-Jewish clientele, it’s a fun exploration of the Jewish culture, with breakfast and sarmie offerings you’ll find few places else.
The service is so friendly, and the prices reasonable for the filling portions. Unique, traditional with a contemporary adaptation, Kleinsky’s is such a valuable addition to the Sea Point strip (and the coffee excellent too).
Photography Dearheart Photos Words Lisa Wallace