If you imagine the quintessential New York style Deli, Kleinsky’s is the place you want you visit. We mentioned them before as a place to pick up some things for a picnic, but now we are going to look at this Deli as a place to come and enjoy a meal.
A comfortable and inviting space in the heart of Sea Point known for its’ Jewish ancestry (which gives you an idea of what kind of treats to expect inside). The bagels are always fresh, the daily specials are on a chalk wall behind the counter, and they do an incredible spin on Eggs Benedict on potato latkes (a must try).
Head up to the wood panel counter and place your order (a waiter will bring out the food when it’s prepared). We can highly recommend the sandwich and soup combo, tomato soup with a toasted cheese sandwich and caramelized leek dipping sandwich, also amazing is the lamb B.L.T. (kosher) lamb “bacon”, cos lettuce, tomato and mayo.
Everything is always fresh, and freshly made, and owner/brothers Adam and Joel Klein have managed to create a space that is incredibly reminiscent of the Big Apple, from menu to décor, Kleinsky’s delivers.
When Henry Vigar, and Mari Vermaak (now Vigar) decided to hand in their resignations and head to South Africa and partner up with their long-time friend Gerrit Bruwer to open a restaurant, it was a great day for cuisine in the Cape.
Bringing together years of experience and finely honed skills (in Michelin starred kitchens and other top international venues), this threesome have brought their own spin on what it means to be nouvelle cuisine but paying respects to the seasonal varieties that the land provides.
La Mouette is situated in a beautiful Tudor house in Sea Point and has 2 floors, 4 dining rooms, 6 fireplaces, a bar / lounge area as well as a cobblestone courtyard outside. The menu is eclectic and beautifully presented, in either a 6 or 3 course set menu with one of the most astutely considerate wine lists and lovingly created pairing suggestions around, due to in-house expertise.
Everything is amazing, but a stand-out dish is the chilled vichyssoise panna cotta, smoked leek, oil, leek ash and shoestring fries paired with a 2015 Vuurberg White Blend. Also amazing is the edible birds nest, crisp glass noodles, pickled mushrooms, liquid butternut and coconut with a 2014 Dorrance ‘Cuvée Anaïs’ Chardonnay.
We must not forget that we came here for the desserts, and the menu is robust and innovative in this regard. Amongst the brilliant sweets and treats you’ll find deconstructed strawberry cheesecake, white chocolate and macha green tea macaroons, melting Ferrero rocher (salted hazelnut oil parfait, praline cremeux and chocolate sauce and black sesame cake (coconut sorbet, coconut mousse and passion fruit jelly). Try everything, and keep going back until you have, these guys know what they’re doing.
Regent Road in Sea Point offers a huge variety of places to grab a bite, but Scheckter’s is something a little bit different. Offering an amazing vegan menu that brings raw food, and uncompromising quality and freshness, from market to plate.
For a unique breakfast treat, try pumpkin pie flapjacks (pumpkin puree, cinnamon, almond milk, blend of flour (brown rice, chick peas and flax seed) apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, topped with a choice of cream or vegan ice cream). For lunch, expose your taste buds to the amazing Thai red curry with organic hemp seed (baby corn, ginger, cayenne pepper, baby marrow, carrot, red cabbage, tamari, cashew nuts, garlic, dates, flax, sesame oil and red onion – served with a side of red and white quinoa.
All the elements on the menu have been carefully selected to bring the most nutritionally rich and delicious experience to your lips. Relax, enjoy the natural lighting and do yourself some good in this lovely open plan venue.
The twin influences of being a thriving international tourist destination and having a vast range of culinary cultural inspirations make Cape Town a haven for any foodie. Though the list of great dining experiences to be had is long, we have shortlisted several favorites based on flavor, ambience and location.
Jarryds Espresso Bar + Eatery
If you are looking to start your day deliciously or recover from an exciting evening, there is breakfast and then there is breakfast at Jarryd’s. Jarryd’s source their ingredients, they don’t simply buy them. Their Fair Trade coffee is lovingly crafted at Espresso Lab in the Old Biscuit Mill, their milk is collected from a local dairy and for their bread (it’s heavenly) they have teamed up with Bentleys Bread Co. using only natural unbleached local stone ground flour. The attention to detail and the stringency applied to the quality of the ingredients reflects in the amazing spread that Jarryd’s offers. The toasted banana bread is a must have, also, the Jarryd’s Breakfast scramble, try the option with exotic mixed mushrooms, parmesan and truffle oil, you will not be disappointed. Alternatively the smoked salmon potato rosti stack with crushed buttery zesty peas, grilled zucchini ribbons, walnuts, caper berries, remoulade and a poached egg. The atmosphere is laid back, with a New York eatery flair, the staff are welcoming and attentive, and you you will often find the owner himself whipping up a round of coffees behind the espresso bar.
Cosmopolitan Sea Point lies between Mouille Point, Green Point and Bantry Bay. Its vibrancy is created by the multitude of shops, restaurants, cafes and its splendid beach front promenade (featuring many children’s playgrounds and jogging tracks).
The iconic Ritz Hotel with its 360° rotating restaurant is still in operation on the dividing line of the main road, above which are the large private villas on the slopes of Signal Hill, below which are the luxurious beachfront apartments lining the promenade.