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Reviewed 20 September 2023

Perfect select menu. Lovely food, fresh ingredients and nice flavour combinations. All staff really friendly and cheesecake was the cherry on top. Very aesthetic too. Want to take this place home with me.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

This place is an all-time favourite. A real fixture in the Cape Town food scene. They have incredible bagels (even a pretzel bagel) as well as the best cheese cake and Mcruffins. Try the chock cheesecake. Special offer of six bagels and a smear on...Sundays before 11. Cannot fault the place. Best to order on the phone before u arrive to skip the queue.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

I've never been to New York so I can't attest to the authenticity. But seriously, these bagels are the bomb. I've lost count how many times I've come back here.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 December 2022

New York Bagels and Deli has along history of providing Cape Town with uniquely Yiddish and other traditional foods. Pickles, baked rye, sour doughs, cheese cakes and the best bagels south of the Arctic circle. Simple styled interiors, sophisticated unassuming aesthetics and delicious coffee served...in real Crueset mugs is just some of the detail that makes this a 5 star eating experience.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2021

Absolutely love NY bagels. Sunday special is amazing. Staff are awesome (and super helpful and gregarious). My favourites (halaal friendly options) are The Starter and the fish cake bagel. Try my best to resist the desserts but I'm not always successful - the cronnut, the...lemon air cake and the cheesecake (mmmmmmmm). Visit at least once a month :-)More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 June 2020 via mobile

The location was easy to find and the bagels were freshly made with great service delivered by the staff. Be aware that they are really busy so there are queues.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Hi Oh so good to be here again The chiffon cake, cheesecakes, bagels and excellent service are all a delight And, they will make up a veggie and vegan bagel sandwich! Well done and many thanks! J

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 13 January 2020

Just go there the food is sublime, the service quick and totally totally delicious! How can anyone not enjoy a bagel and the very best cheesecake on the planet. Staff are great, and the vibe is magic

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 December 2019 via mobile

Salmon and cream cheese bacon with red onion and tomato 🥯 was awesome!! Stuffed with a decent dollop of cream cheese I was in heaven 😎. Only downside to this place is the cramped seating and lack of air conditioned space. There was no seating...room when I visited but the food was good. I also bought a mug of coffee but the coffee was in the cold side. Totally worth it for top notch bagels though I’d definitely return.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 27 November 2019

We had coffee and filled bagels, wow! Freshly made in the bakery, great service, friendly staff and unfussy. Do not ignore this gem when looking for a quick bite..

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 14 November 2019 via mobile

We were recommended to come here by someone at the District 6 museum. Bagels in Cape Town? It seemed odd to me but what a wonderful surprise. Fresh baked and with an array of innovative fillings we shared the Everything bagel with a fish cake...and a slice of their scrumptious cheese cake. It was a really great lunch experience.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

This lovely little spot is the place to go for a real NY bagel! A wonderful selection of toppings and a great early morning and a Saturday deal. I initiate any "new to SA" friends and acquaintances to NY Bagels so usually get my fix...that way. The last time I visited was after a bracing early morning swim at Camps Bay tidal pool, the perfect way to build up a bagel appetite!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

Great New York style bagel, in great happening area. Great coffee. Well priced. This place is the new hot spot of Cape Town. Go and enjoy 😉

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

This is just a must go to when I am in the area. The place is opposite to Charlies Bakery. The area has had some revitalisation but be careful travelling to the venue and be aware. On entering this place, always crowded and usually a...small queue. Matthew is the regular server which I like as there is rapport. He greets well. There is usually a jug of water which is flavoured with fresh items. Today was lemon and celery stalks. The water area is always clean. I always order the chopped herring with gherkins for R32. Filling is packed. Order is called by waitress by number. There is a side table with condiments - mayo, ketchup, red chilli, green chilli, salt & pepper which I always add. I often buy the chocolate crossaints and their famous cheesecake for take away. They have coffee and cream cheese bagel before 11am as an offer. Also if you buy few bagels you get one free.Many people come for coffee. The tables are tight with bar stools. Could do with a sofa as its uncomfotable but space is at a premium. Free wifi. Recommend a try.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

Perfect location, loads of choices, friendly staff and all their bagels are freshly made (you can even see how they make it!). The mayo on their scrambled egg bagels are to die for. You even get to enjoy your morning coffee from a Le Creseut...cup!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5