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21771 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2782
(949) 951-8985
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
They don't serve beer here lol

With a name like bagels and brew I assumed they served beer but apparently it's coffee lol. Anyway the breakfast here was great, so many choices and parking is easy cause it's right in a shopping center.. from what I heard brunch can get packed.. but I recommended getting their breakfast. .

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

With a name like bagels and brew I assumed they served beer but apparently it's coffee lol. Anyway the breakfast here was great, so many choices and parking is easy cause it's right in a shopping center.. from what I heard brunch can get packed.. but I recommended getting their breakfast. .

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My friend and I take a good walk then settle in for a bagel w/cream cheese and coffee. We're here 2 or 3 times a month. Feels like home and the bagels are the best....and I agree with better than Starbucks!! It has a great vibe! (we also go to the MV store...for same)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a bagel/coffee cafe that is better than the average, they have sandwiches and soup, as well as breakfast items. We love the choice of sandwiches for lunch being served on any kind of bagel. a real neighborhood find..

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is Lake forest at its best. It's the place where everybody come for a Sanday Brance, a quick lunch or just to meet friends. It's a place where they all know you, the servers are the local High School kids and yes the bagel is the best.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our friends from New York rate the bagels "as good as back home". They have a very extensive variety including gluten free. On weekends it can get quite busy but worth the wait. The outdoor siting area, while limited in size, is great if you want to bring your dog along, It will have company. Lox (bagels lox cream cheese)... More 

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is more that just a Bagel store, awesome omelets and coffee drinks.. Best lunch spot for great sandwiches, salads, specialty drinks, ice cream. Always busy especially on the weekends, the staff is very efficient, and friendly. Don't walk out if the line is long, it moves very quickly, they are very organized there. There are always seats somewhere... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I ordered a sandwich called the Turkado. Turkey and avocado. The sandwich was a pretty good size. I was able to eat half at lunch and the other half for dinner on the run. It was awesome. I loved it and will eat there again. I did a to go order so can't tell you much more about the place... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A little above the average bagel shack. The place is crazy busy on the weekends so be prepared. The staff seems efficient at times (but also crazy busy) and they try to hurry each person along in an orderly manner. Lots of tables outside and inside. The place is chaotic during the morning rush on weekends. Best bagel so far... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been going to Bagel's and Brew ever since we moved to Lake Forest 10 years ago. They were the best bagels we ever tasted. About 2 or 3 months ago we noticed they had a different consistency and were a harder and dryer bagel. This happened 3 times. We were going to stop going there , but decided... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always fresh and the staff is awesome. It's a very popular place to eat so most of the time there is a line but it moves quickly

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Address: 21771 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2782
Phone Number: (949) 951-8985
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Bagels

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  • Address: 21771 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2782
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-8985

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Bagels

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