The transformation of NeWorld Cafe to Biderman’s Deli, a Jewish-style deli offering New York-style bagels, sandwiches, soups, and a coffee program, is underway on Far West Boulevard. Owner Zach Biderman, a founding owner of Seventh Flag Coffee, purchased the cafe and is in the process of converting it into the deli, which is now open with a limited menu and hours.
Biderman’s menu is centered on Jewish-inspired dishes with classic sandwiches, soups, salads, and a handful of sides now available, and bagels, matzo balls, and a coffee program to be added soon. Under sandwiches, discover deli favorites such as a Reuben, pastrami, French dip, egg salad, and more. There are three options anchoring the vegetarian sandwich menu including one with roasted sweet potato, goat cheese, arugula, and a blood orange glaze. The three house-made soups now offered include a chicken noodle soup, and sides range from potato salad to deviled eggs to fires, and more.
Once added to the menu, the housemade bagels will be offered in plain, sesame, cinnamon raisin, and everything flavors. There will be rotating varieties too. Shmears will include plain, vegetable, chive, and rotating specials as well. Expect Nova lox, whitefish salad, capers, and more bagel toppings. The coffee program — also yet to be added — looks promising based on the owner’s previous endeavors including Seventh Flag and Covert Supply, a coffee and tea wholesaler.
The deli is located around the corner from the Jewish Community Center of Austin. “Austin lacks a good Jewish deli,” stated Biderman. “The Northwest Hills area, and specifically Far West, are a hub for Jewish activity in Austin with the Jewish Community Center and multiple congregations. We think our food will appeal to the masses, but thought it best to locate close to our core target market.”
The deli is slated to be fully operational by late winter. Until then. it may temporarily close on occasional Saturdays to expedite the renovations, which include a new service area, some new equipment, and fresh paint. These closures will be posted on social media and its website.
During this transition, Biderman’s hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once the coffee and bagel programs are launched, the deli will expand its hours to 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. There are future plans to add dinner service too.