New York Bagels Cape Town reopens in Gardens

New York Bagels Cape Town reopens in Gardens

The best bagel shop on the continent has reopened – in Harrington Street.

When New York Bagels (NYB) closed its doors in December 2013, after a 20-year stint on Sea Point Main Road (and being in business since 1940), bagel buffs from around the peninsula were at a loss. I have a colleague who would drive from the southern suburbs to the end of Sea Point to get her bagel fix when the craving took hold! That’s how addictive NYB’s bagels are! So, when we heard that it had reopened in Gardens in October, we were elated, and we imagine that its legion of loyal patrons were, too.

New York Bagels Cape Town is a dedicated bagelry, specialising in 13 varieties of traditional boiled and baked New York-style bagels. Also a coffee shop and deli, NYB is the perfect place to put together a picnic basket on your way to the beach, Kirstenbosch or Newlands Forest. Grab a tray and select what you fancy from the selection of tapas, salads and cured meats, which includes kosher pastrami, imported and local charcuterie, and smoked salmon. Ethical shoppers will be pleased to know that the salmon products are sourced from Franschhoek.

There’s also an impressive selection of pickled and cured fish, all made in-house. Those with a sweet tooth will delight in the traditional Jewish (and other) pastries on offer, of which the cheesecake is an absolute must! Don’t leave without popping a bag of preservative- and trans-fat-free bagel chips into your basket – delicious with dips, cheeses, or just a dab of butter!

Date Monday – Saturday
Time Monday – Friday, 7am – 4pm
Saturday, 8am – 1pm


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Time of publication: 21 November 2014

7 Responses to “New York Bagels Cape Town reopens in Gardens”

  1. Carmelita Henriques

    Over excited can’t wait to visit! Just in time for those beautiful summer picnic evenings.

  2. mike

    The sandwich contents are fine, but the bagels are not real bagels. They are very bready and overly soft, without the (closer-to-REAL-New-York-bagels) that the Sea Point New York bagels used to have. Still waiting on a real New York bagel in Cape Town.

  3. FJ

    Is it Halaal?

  4. Dudley Feebish

    The bagels are soft and small. These are simply rolls with a hole in the middle and bear no resemblance to a genuine New York bagel at all. And they stint on the fillings. My roast beef bagel had a sliver of processed beef with a few gherkin slices. No relish at all. On inquiry, they said they ran out. They didn’t even bother to tell me. You’ll get a better sandwich at any garage shop and better value too. Maybe one day someone will open a proper deli. But not these guys.

  5. Mark

    You all on crack they have the best Bagels in Cape Town and they are not trying to be a Deli but as a Bagel shop they are certainly making an impression as from open to close they are never empty not a lot of eateries in Cape Town can boast that statistic.

    • The Inside Guide

      Thanks for your (strong) opinion, Mark – we welcome your views.
      As with all personal reviews, it’s a matter of opinion…
      Keep reading our site.
      The Inside Guide


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