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Better Bagels

Lange Mare 96, Leiden 2312GT, The Netherlands
071-7370172
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Ranked #1 of 146 restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: BetterBagels are bagels made from the best ingredients without any unnecessary additives. We use organic flour and honey as our main ingredients. Since we use the traditional New York style process to produce BetterBagels, the dough develops for at least 12 hour to get its full flavor. Each bagel is than boiled, baked, turned and baked again. This gives BetterBagels their characteristic bite and delicious taste. BetterBagels are made fresh at the Village Bakery in Leiden where you can follow the production process in an open bakery, while you enjoy your coffee.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: BetterBagels are bagels made from the best ingredients without any unnecessary additives. We use organic flour and honey as our main ingredients. Since we use the traditional New York style process to produce BetterBagels, the dough develops for at least 12 hour to get its full flavor. Each bagel is than boiled, baked, turned and baked again. This gives BetterBagels their characteristic bite and delicious taste. BetterBagels are made fresh at the Village Bakery in Leiden where you can follow the production process in an open bakery, while you enjoy your coffee.
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English first
Cologne, Germany
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I bought bagles here to take away.. they were delicious! :) The place looked really cool and the staff was super friendly! Definitely worth a visit especially because it's very central but not right there where it's packed and hectic :)

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Relaxed atmosphere with organic bagles and no fuss. This feels like good soul food, healthy natural and great. Worth a visit.

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twickenham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Lovely Bagel cafe - choose which type of bagel you want, there is a good one made of beer batter, and then choose your filling. Quaint cafe, reasonably priced, very fresh, oh and ask to see the bagel cutter in action!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Home made traditional style delicious chewy soft crispy bagels with mouthwatering spread; le patron Frank knows his métier! Interesting to watch the process of making bagels.Friendly girls, great service. Small cosy place, atmosphere like a New York place. Watch Joe the slicer! Also the best bread in Holland for sale: 'Brood van Menno'. Maybe this place should be kept secret...

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

This place has the best bagels and super good coffee as well! And the prices are way below that of the competition, with a friendly service as a bonus.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

What i cannot understand is the complete idiot that called the owner rude and downgraded his service. We have received nothing but good customer service as well as quality bagels from Better Bagels. My visit was complete with a bagel that i considered equal too if not better than what I can recieve in my home in America. SUZ B,... More

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Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I have not come across any other bagels in the Netherlands that come this close too those I've tasted in the US, but this is 99% if not a full 100%. Nothing better than an 'everything' bagel on saturday morning with cream cheese and a slow coffee for me, nice and simple. On the way back I usually bring a... More

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Alphen aan den Rijn, Nederland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

As Better Bagels continually adds and removes different types of bagels and products, it is definitely worthwhile going again and again, you will notice, the service and atmosphere stays the same. Excellent as far as I am concerned. Yes, RubitaM-87, sometimes someone forgets something, or it is a little pricier than you think they ought to be, for me, they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Visited Leiden for my birthday and stumbled across Better Bagels. This American ex-pat was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful customer service and the fabulous bagels! What a lovely birthday treat! Keep up the good work Joe The Slicer!

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Leiden
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

As an expat living in NL for 6 years already I can confirm that Frank and his bagels are one of the culinary higlights of Holland. Even if you dont consider yourself a bagel person (I wasn't) make sure you swing by Leidens most "gezellig" cafe. Probably visit every 2 weeks or so and have enjoyed watching Better Bagels rise... More

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