Jerusalem meets New York at this American-deli-come-Middle Eastern-eatery. Expect favourite dishes from both sides of the world with twists and takes on the humble hotdog, classic shwarma and everything in between.
A wonderful spot for easy breakfasts and lunches, this day time eatery serves up some seriously great middle eastern and deli fare.
For breakfast the shakshuka is an absolute must have – with eggs perfectly poached in a flavourful tomato, chill & coriander sauce served with chunky slices of warm loaf bread. Those looking for more familiar flavours may opt for the likes of a traditional breakfast, benedict and a selection of scrambles. If satisyfing a sweet tooth is what you’re after the “ Land of Milk and Honey” should do the trick – a vanilla infused kitka french toast topped with crème fraiche, halva and toasted almond flakes.
Moving onto lunch, there’s an option to choose from lunch in the Middle East or lunch in America with both boasting classic regional dishes. From the Middle East go for the Shwarma on a plate - a deconstructed take on the street food staple - with your choice of filling plated up with a selection of salads, veg, dips and sauces. The latter may call for a Reuben, getting you into that New York state of mind, with its filling of brisket, emmanthel and sauerkraut, or their famous beef sausage hotdogs served on a toasted roll with plenty of topping options – think the likes of crunchy pickles, fried onions and relish.
Those looking for a lighter offering wont be disappointed by the extensive salad offering. The quinoa salad mixed with finely chopped red onion, cucumber, tomato and crumbled feta is sure to fuel that super food fix or stick to the Middle Eastern theme with the falafel salad of homemade deep fried chickpea balls served in a salad with crispy pita croutons and a tahini dressing.
An extensive selection of coffees, teas, hot chocolates, milkshakes and usual coffee shop staples. Those looking for a lunchtime tipple can choose from a small selection of wine, bubbly and cocktails too.
The team is friendly and helpful when present although at times could be more attentive.
The beautifully designed space with ocean tones popping amongst the predominantly white and wood aesthetic manages to be both sophisticated and casual. The outdoor area buzzes on warm weekend mornings with a trendy Sandton crowd descending for a bite of brunch.
Business lunches, weekend brunch, meeting with friends.
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