But there is oxygen aplenty at the bold new venture from Adelaide food identity Paul Serafin.
The Flying Fig Deli is unabashedly New York and Jewish. It is a cuisine visitors to the Big Apple have adored, and now finds its way to 161 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide. The Pastrami, the Bagels and the Lox and Nova (cured and smoked salmon respectively) are all house made as are the herrings, sardines, ketchup, ice cream and soft drinks.
My mouthwatering Latke breakfast was delicious, as was the Kibbutz breakfast on my last visit. The wine list takes some beating, ideal for a leisurely late week lunch.