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Better Bagels

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Lange Mare 96, 2312 HH, Leiden, The Netherlands
31717370172
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: BetterBagels are bagels made from the best ingredients without any...
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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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Bagels I've ever had!

Title says it all. Cute little place with a warm ambiance and yummy food. Something to try at least once during your stay in Leiden!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mara V
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Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia
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Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it all. Cute little place with a warm ambiance and yummy food. Something to try at least once during your stay in Leiden!

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Thank Mara V
Brasilia, DF
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66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Better Bagels has incredible bagels, with a good atmosphere and great service! All ingredientes are fresh, and most of them organic. It's rrally cosy place to have good moment with good food.

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Thank IsabelaDowsley
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This cosy bagel place is my favorite lunch place in the city. The bagels are a real treat, and the staff is always super friendly. One of the other reviews mentions that they are slow - this may be because it is not a restaurant, but a takeout bagel place with seats. If you sit down without ordering at the... More 

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Thank Brittattas
England
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

I went here for lunch and it was quite nice, but I was left a little in the dark about what the hype was about. Don't get me wrong there was nothing to complain about but I wasn't sure where the rave was either. However I bought a bagel to have at home and it was incredible! The garlic and... More 

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Thank ferret_buzz
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great NY style bagels and lots of choices for persons who have a gluten allergy. Bear in mind on busy days it can take a while for the girls (not professional waitress) to get your order. Only downside of this place is the waitress could work more efficient. I have visited this place 10 times and the waitresses are nice... More 

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Thank KimNL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

A cosy bagel shop with amazing bagels, if you are in Leiden and looking for breakfast look no further.

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68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Small and cosy, I usually pop round and bring the bagels home. Not really a restaurant, but that doesn't matter to me as they don't try and deceive anyone. They are a bagel shop - it's on their name and the decor is just about bagels. Talk to the owner and you will feel the passion he has for bagels,... More 

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1 Thank frequentflyer197
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I visited Betterbagels in a rainy June morning and it was the perfect spot where to stop for a warm tea and a lovely muesli bagel. The owner is friendly, quick and speaks excellent English. The choice of bagels and fillings is really good,also for vegetarians like me. Cozy atmosphere, highly recommended!

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Thank MarSav2013
The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nice and cozy place in the center of Leiden. It has an open kitchen where you can see how the bagels are cooked. The bagels are very tasty and the prices are good, especially considering the fact that everything they serve is organic. I much prefer this place over the big chain lunch restaurants. There are a lot of vegetarian... More 

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Thank MagisterKalendris
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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Better Bagels offer a tasty selection of freshly baked goods, including bagels and sweets. Additionally some organic beverages. Only the best can be said about the quality, and a really friendly welcome comes along. Worth every penny.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lange Mare 96, 2312 HH, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 31717370172

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 11
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?