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Locations

:: Cafe ::

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6:30am-5pm
7 days a week
53 Erskineville Rd
Erskineville NSW 2043

(02) 9550 5511

:: Espresso Bar ::

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6am-5pm
7 days a week
239A King St
Newtown NSW 2042

(02) 9516 3171

:: Kitchen ::

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sun to tue 7am to 5pm
wed to sat 7am to 10pm
129 Enmore Rd
Enmore NSW 2042

(02) 9519 7463

:: Eatery ::

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7am-4pm
290 Crown Street
Surry Hills
NSW 2010

(02) 9357 7495

:: CAFE ::

Breakfast

Waffles – Two warm Belgian waffles topped with strawberries, banana, melted chocolate and ice cream

$ 16

Toast with Your Choice of Eggs (Poached, Fried or Scrambled)

$ 8.5

Green omelette – baby spinach, parsley, shallots and coriander leaf with two slices of sourdough toast

$ 15

The Bite – Avocado falafel served with a poached egg, mixed lettuce, homemade smokey hollandaise sauce and pan fried mushrooms

$ 16

Pulled Beef Shakshuka

$ 19

Bacon and egg wrap

$ 11

Pancakes – A triple stack of mix berry or banana or chocolate pancakes served w/ vanilla ice cream and maple syrup

$ 14

Muesli – natural muesli with fruit and yoghurt.

$ 11

Fruit salad – seasonal fruit with raisins and yoghurt

$ 12

Smoked salmon – Avocado, and bulgarian fetta.

$ 16

Italian omelette – Basil, cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, corn

$ 16

Portuguese omelette – Chorizo, spanish onion, Tomato and herbs

$ 16

Omelettes

$ 0

Add extra – Bacon, Mushrooms, Avocado, Spinach, Haloumi, Salmon, Baked beans, Grilled tomato, Hash brown, Ham, Beef sausage.

$ 4

Home made banana/apple and cinnamon bread

$ 5

Extra spreads – Vegemite, Jam, Peanut butter, Honey or Marmalade

$ 0.5

Toast – Wholemeal, Wholegrain, Turkish, White, Gluten-free, Sourdough, All served with butter

$ 4.5

Lunch

Shenkin Rubes – Toasted rye sandwich filled with pastrami, sauerkraut, lettuce, tomato, onion & American mustard served with pickles

$ 13

Chicken Schnitzel Wrap

$ 15

Minced Beef Wrap

$ 15

Vegetarian Wrap

$ 15

Roast beef wrap

$ 15

Falafel wrap

$ 15

Angelita (Malawach)

$ 17

Labanne plate – combined with fresh tomato, za’atar and pita bread

$ 16

Hummus plate – served with 2 falafel balls and pita bread

$ 16.5

Hummus plate (mushroom, onions) served with falafel balls and pita bread

$ 18.5

Hummus plate (fava beans) served with falafel balls and pita bread

$ 18.5

Hummus plate (grilled eggplant) served with falafel balls and pita bread

$ 18.5

Grilled chicken wrap

$ 15

Cheese and spinach burekas served with a side salad

$ 12

Potato, mushroom and onion burekas topped with mushroom sauce

$ 12

Shenkin salad – tuna, corn, haloumi and boiled egg

$ 17.5

Chicken schnitzel salad

$ 18

Shenkin chicken schnitzel – topped with parmesan cheese and creamy mushroom sauce served on chips

$ 19

Beef burger – served with salad and homemade chips

$ 17.5

Chicken burger – served with salad and homemade chips

$ 17.5

Dips – hummus, spicy coriandor, tahini, labanne, harissa, olives

$ 4

Drinks

large coffee

$ 4

orange juice

$ 6

regular coffee

$ 3.5

pina colada frappe

$ 6

lemon and mint frappe

$ 5.5

chocolate milkshake

$ 5.5

Sweet

chocolate brownie

$ 4

apple crumble

$ 4.5

dark chocolate mousse ball with pistachio

$ 4.5

3 layer mousse

$ 4.5

chocolate pyramid

$ 6

chocolate truffle

$ 4.5

napoleon

$ 4.5

white chocolate and pistachio cookie

$ 3.5

dark chocolate and pistachio cookie

$ 3.5

jam donut

$ 3.5

Grandfather babka

$ 30

strawberry,walnut and cinnamon horseshoe

$ 3.5

Specials

:: ESPRESSO BAR ::

Savoury

Toast with Spread – Jam, Vegemite, Peanut Butter

$ 5

Bacon & Egg Roll

$ 6

Shenkin Rubes – Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Coriander Sauce & Allenby on toasted Rye served with a pickle

$ 10

Burgwich – Corned Beef, cheese, pickles, onion, tomato, lettuce, American mustard & ketchup served on toasted rye

$ 10

Shenkin Stack – Poached egg, avocado falafel, tomato, salmon, za’atar & labanne on sourdough

$ 14

The Open Sandwich – Cottage cheese, avocado, olive oil, grilled cherry tomato & za’atar on mini sourdough

$ 12

Shakshuka – Two poached eggs in a rich tomato, capsicum & garlic sauce served with pita

$ 16

Eggplant & Haloumi Shakshuka

$ 19

Market Salad

$ 12

Falafel Ball

$ 2

Dips – Hummus, labanne, spicy coriander

$ 4

potato,mushroom and onion bureka

$ 3

pizza and olive bureka

$ 3

Spinach and cheese burekas

$ 3.5

Sweet

chocolate brownie

$ 4

apple crumble

$ 4.5

dark chocolate mousse ball with pistachio

$ 4.5

3 layer mousse

$ 4.5

chocolate pyramid

$ 6

chocolate truffle

$ 4.5

napoleon

$ 4.5

white chocolate and pistachio cookie

$ 3.5

dark chocolate and pistachio cookie

$ 3.5

jam donut

$ 3.5

Grandfather babka

$ 30

strawberry,walnut and cinnamon horseshoe

$ 3.5

poppyseed shortbread

$ 2.5

nut and cinnamon shortbread

$ 2.5

chocolate and banana babka

$ 4

chocolate babka

$ 4

cinnamon and sultana babka

$ 4

mixed berry babka

$ 4

chocolate and nut strudel

$ 3.5

apple strudel

$ 3.5

chocolate and banana strudel

$ 3.5

chocolate strudel

$ 3.5

poppyseed parcel

$ 3

sweet cheese,cinnamon and sultana

$ 3

cinnamon snail

$ 3

cocao rogalah

$ 3

cinnamon rogalah

$ 3

danish chocolate croissant

$ 4.5

Drinks

large coffee

$ 4

regular coffee

$ 3.5

pina colada frappe

$ 6

lemon and mint frappe

$ 5.5

caramel milkshake

$ 5.5

vanilla milkshake

$ 5.5

chocolate and banana milkshake

$ 5.5

chocolate milkshake

$ 5.5

iced chocolate

$ 5.5

iced mocha

$ 5.5

iced coffee

$ 5.5

Milkshakes

$ 5.5

Specials

:: KITCHEN ::

Breakfast

Shakshuka – Two poached eggs in a rich tomato, capsicum & garlic sauce served with pita

$ 16

Eggplant & Haloumi Shakshuka

$ 19

Waffles – Two warm Belgian waffles topped with strawberries, banana, melted chocolate and ice cream

$ 16

Toast with Your Choice of Eggs (Poached, Fried or Scrambled)

$ 8.5

Green Omelette – Baby Spinach, parsley, shallots & coriander

$ 16

Portuguese Omelette – Chorizo, Spanish onion, tomato and fresh herbs

$ 17

Salmon Omelette – Smoked salmon with avocado & Bulgarian feta

$ 18

Israeli Big Breakfast – Your choice of eggs served with labanne, avocado, Israeli salad, salmon & pita

$ 18.5

Ziva – Baked filo pastry filled with cheese & olives served with a boiled egg, hummus, grated tomato and spicy coriander

$ 17.5

Sweet Start – Pancake filled with muesli, berries & honey topped with fresh fruit and strawberry yoghurt

$ 15

Banana Pancakes – Triple stack of pancakes filled with bananas, maple syrup & ice cream

$ 16

Sabih – Grilled eggplant, boiled egg, hummus, spicy coriander and umba rolled in puff pastry

$ 16

Zucchini Omelette – Fried zucchini, mushrooms & spinach

$ 17

Chorizo Shakshuka

$ 19

Extras – Bacon, Mushrooms, Avocado, Spinach, Haloumi, Salmon, Falafel Balls (2), Israeli Salad, Hummus, Tahini, Labanne, Spicy Coriander

$ 4

Bacon & Egg Wrap

$ 12.5

The Bite – Avocado falafel served with a poached egg, mixed lettuce, homemade smokey hollandaise sauce and pan fried mushrooms

$ 16

Pulled Beef Shakshuka

$ 19

Angelita Malawach – Puff pastry served with hummus, grated tomato, spicy coriander & a boiled egg

$ 17

Angelita Special – Puff pastry filled with shakshuka sauce, fried eggs & spicy coriander topped with melted cheddar

$ 17

Mexican Shakshuka

$ 19

Cheese and Spinach Burekas – Puff Pastry filled with Bulgarian feta, ricotta & spinach served with a side salad

$ 14.5

Lunch

Shenkin Rubes – Toasted rye sandwich filled with pastrami, sauerkraut, lettuce, tomato, onion & American mustard served with pickles

$ 13

Cheese and Spinach Burekas – Puff Pastry filled with Bulgarian feta, ricotta & spinach served with a side salad

$ 14.5

Potato, Mushroom & Onion Burekas – Puff pastry filled with potato, mushroom & onion served with a creamy mushroom sauce

$ 14.5

Crispy Fried Zucchini – Fried Zucchini served on a bed of mixed lettuce with tahini sauce & two falafel

$ 16

Grilled Chicken Wrap

$ 15

Chicken Schnitzel Wrap

$ 15

Roast Beef Wrap

$ 15

Minced Beef Wrap

$ 15

Shenkin Wrap

$ 15

Shenkin Salad – Mixed lettuce served with okra, tuna, haloumi, tuna & a boiled egg

$ 17.5

Dip Board

$ 17

Labanne Plate

$ 17

Hummus Plate – Served with two fresh falafel & pita

$ 17

Hummus Plate with Grilled Eggplant

$ 18.5

Hummus Plate with Mushroom & Onion

$ 18.5

Hummus Plate with Fava Beans

$ 18.5

King’s Meal – Twice cooked eggplant topped with grilled chicken & tahini served with Israeli salad

$ 18.5

Drinks

large coffee

$ 4

regular coffee

$ 3.5

pina colada frappe

$ 6

lemon and mint frappe

$ 5.5

chocolate milkshake

$ 5.5

Milkshakes

$ 5.5

Dinner

Pita Bread Seasoned with Garlic, Za’atar and Olive Oil

$ 4

Small Dips (Hummus, Tahini, Labanne, Baba Ghanoush, Harissa Capsicum)

$ 7

Large Dips (Hummus, Tahini, Labanne, Baba Ghanoush, Harissa Capsicum)

$ 12

Shenkin Sampler – A selection of our homemade dips served with 2 fresh falafels and pita bread

$ 25

Falafel

$ 3

Spicy Coriander Dip

$ 5

Pickled Vegetables

$ 7

Moroccan Carrot

$ 10

Israeli Salad

$ 12

Spicy Eggplant and Mushroom

$ 12

Crispy Fried Zucchini with Tahini

$ 14

Skewers – Chicken, Beef Fillet, Beef Kebab or Lamb (all Skewers are served with Salad and your choice of Chips or Rosemary Baked Potatoes)

$ 23

Baked Eggplant – Your choice of Roast Vegetables, Okra & Haloumi drizzled with Tahini Sauce or Three Falafel Balls, Tahini, Spicy Coriander, Harissa & Hummus

$ 22

Baked Salmon – Two Fillets served with Salad, Rosemary Baked Potatoes and a Creamy Mushroom Sauce

$ 27

Shakshuka – 2 eggs poached in an aromatic tomato, capsicum and garlic sauce served with fresh pita

$ 16

Eggplant & Haloumi Shakshuka

$ 19

Chorizo Shakshuka

$ 19

Five Bean & Chilli Shakshuka

$ 19

BYO corkage

$ 2

Sweet

chocolate brownie

$ 4

dark chocolate mousse ball with pistachio

$ 4.5

3 layer mousse

$ 4.5

chocolate pyramid

$ 6

chocolate truffle

$ 4.5

napoleon

$ 4.5

white chocolate and pistachio cookie

$ 3.5

dark chocolate and pistachio cookie

$ 3.5

Grandfather babka

$ 30

Specials

:: SURRY HILLS ::

Breakfast

Shakshuka – Two poached eggs in a rich tomato, capsicum & garlic sauce served with pita

$ 16

Eggplant & Haloumi Shakshuka

$ 19

Toasted Muesli – Toasted muesli topped with vanilla yoghurt, berries & poached pear

$ 13

Waffles – Two warm Belgian waffles topped with strawberries, banana, melted chocolate and ice cream

$ 16

Toast with Your Choice of Eggs (Poached, Fried or Scrambled)

$ 8.5

Eggs Benny – Two poached eggs served on English muffins topped with hollandaise sauce

$ 9

Extras – Bacon, mushrooms, spinach, avocado, sausage, haloumi, salmon, baked beans, falafel (2), Israeli salad, hummus, tahini, labanne, spicy coriander, grilled tomato, hash brown (2)

$ 4

Aussie Big Breakfast – Your choice of eggs with bacon, sausage, mushrooms, baby spinach, grilled tomato & avocado

$ 18.5

Green Omelette – Baby Spinach, parsley, shallots & coriander

$ 16

Portuguese Omelette – Chorizo, Spanish onion, tomato and fresh herbs

$ 17

Salmon Omelette – Smoked salmon with avocado & Bulgarian feta

$ 18

Shenkin Stack – Sourdough toast topped with labanne, za’atar, salmon, tomato, bocconcini & fresh basil

$ 12

Side of Chips – Served with your choice of sauce

$ 7

Israeli Big Breakfast – Your choice of eggs served with labanne, avocado, Israeli salad, salmon & pita

$ 18.5

The Bite – Pan-fried mushrooms, poached egg & avocado falafel served with sourdough, mixed lettuce & Allenby sauce

$ 16

Ziva – Baked filo pastry filled with cheese & olives served with a boiled egg, hummus, grated tomato and spicy coriander

$ 17.5

Sabih – Grilled eggplant, boiled egg, hummus, spicy coriander and umba rolled in puff pastry

$ 16

Chorizo Shakshuka

$ 19

Bocconcini & Feta Shakshuka

$ 19

Pulled Beef Shakshuka

$ 19

Cheese & Spinach Burekas – Puff pastry filled with ricotta, spinach, fried egg & pickles served with olives and a salad

$ 15

Potato, Mushroom & Onion Burekas – Puff pastry filled with potato topped with a creamy mushroom & onion sauce

$ 15

Angelita Malawach – Puff pastry served with hummus, grated tomato, spicy coriander & a boiled egg

$ 17

Angelita Special – Puff pastry filled with shakshuka sauce, fried eggs & spicy coriander topped with melted cheddar

$ 17

Lunch

Middle Eastern Salad – Coarsely diced tomato, cucumber & onion dressed in house-made tahini, served with olives

$ 12.5

Shenkin Rubes – Toasted rye sandwich filled with pastrami, sauerkraut, lettuce, tomato, onion & American mustard served with pickles

$ 13

Shenkin Slides – Two mini brioche buns, one served with beef, lettuce, tomato, pickles, cheese & Allenby sauce, the other served with falafel, lettuce, tomato, pickles & tahini

$ 15

Grilled Chicken Wrap

$ 15

Chicken Schnitzel Wrap

$ 15

Roast Beef Wrap

$ 15

Minced Beef Wrap

$ 15

Shenkin Wrap

$ 15

Vegetarian Wrap

$ 15

Shenkin Salad – Mixed lettuce served with okra, tuna, haloumi, tuna & a boiled egg

$ 17.5

Dip Board

$ 17

Labanne Plate

$ 17

Hummus Plate – Served with two fresh falafel & pita

$ 17

Hummus Plate with Grilled Eggplant

$ 18.5

Hummus Plate with Mushroom & Onion

$ 18.5

Hummus Plate with Fava Beans

$ 18.5

King’s Meal – Twice cooked eggplant topped with grilled chicken & tahini served with Israeli salad

$ 18.5

Drinks

Mecca Dark Horse Espresso

$ 3.5

Large

$ 4

Extras – Soy, mocha, extra shot, decaf, flavours

$ 0.5

Filter

$ 5

Locally Made Ovvio Tea – English Breakfast, Lemongrass & Ginger, Earl Grey, Green Sencha, Peppermint

$ 3.5

Locally Made Sticky Chai

$ 4.5

Chai Latte

$ 3.5

Hot Choclate

$ 4

Add coconut

$ 0.5

Noah’s Juices – OJ or Apple

$ 4

Soft Drinks – Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite

$ 3.5

Bottled Mineral Water

$ 3

San Pellegrino

$ 3.5

Frappes – Lemon & Mint, Strawberry & Basil, Passionfruit, Mango, Mixed Berry

$ 6

Milkshakes – Vanilla, Banana, Caramel, Coconut, Strawberry

$ 5.5

Deluxe Shakes – Chocolate Ganache, Harlem, Ferrero

$ 6

Iced Chocolate

$ 6

Iced Coffee – Regular or Mocha

$ 6

Dinner

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About Cafe Shenkin

We have been providing great coffee and top quality food to the community of Erskineville now for over five years. Starting our business in Erskineville, we wanted to do something different.

Fusing our love of Australian food and culture and with our Israeli heritage, we have brought together these two together cuisines for you to sample something different.

Our dedication was recently rewarded by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Cafe Guide in 2011 where we were awarded a Coffee Cup, putting us amongst some of the top cafes in Sydney.

At Cafe Shenkin we believe that good food should be made with love. Wherever possible, we make everything fresh daily on our premises.

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The Story of Shenkin and our Family

Tzvi Haikin was born in Warsaw, Poland. At the age of 13, his entire family were killed in the holocaust. The only survivor, he ran away to Russia where he was caught and sent to a working camp in Siberia, where temperatures reached -60 degrees. Having lived through some of the toughest times of his life, two years later, he ran away to Persia, where temperatures soared over 40 degrees. From there, he crossed to Egypt and volunteered with the English army (Anders’ army). He was a truck driver and used to move weapons from Egyptto Syria through Palestine (now Israel).

One time he stopped in Israel, he met Miriam Sandler. Miriam’s father’s name was Moshe, he owned a dough factory. It was the first one run with an engine in 1945. Moshe used to make and sell ‘Kvake’ (muesli) to the English army that stayed in Israel and sold them food for their horses. Tzvi fell in love with Miriam and they married and had three children. In 1967, Miriam and Tzvi opened a bakery in Melabis and they called it Miky bakery (short for Miriam).

Their youngest son named Arie Haikin started working in the family business in 1972 when he was 15 years old. He learnt from his dad how to make bread, cakes, pastries and culinary food. When Arie was 46, he decided to move to Australia with his wife Bosmat and their children. He decided to open Shenkin (named after the famous street in Tel Aviv, Israel) on 31st October 2007 and bring the special flavours that he learnt from his parents to the people of Sydney. His children learnt from him hard work ethic, and developed their own passion: for coffee. The brothers pursued their passion and have now taken it to a new level. It is this combination of family history, traditional Middle Eastern food, European pastries and modern flair of coffee that makes Shenkin cafe what it is today.