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Bagels & Brew

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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Highly recommend

Great food. Great prices. Super service. A great place for our weekend brunches. Also love their Mocha's. Delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Bonnie S
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San Clemente, California
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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great food. Great prices. Super service. A great place for our weekend brunches. Also love their Mocha's. Delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

excellent gathering place in the morning with great chatter and those bagels are PERFECT! They are fast and fun Moms and dads after dropping off the kids at school get incredible coffee and Bagels..

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant/deli is a wonderful find. They had a great selection of sandwiches and a great array of delicatessen salads and extras. However, even though they use the name "brew," it does not mean brew, as in beer. Any brewing that is done is either coffee or tea. I think they grew a very strong morning clientele into an all... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It is always fresh and fast. My favorite is chipotle turkey club. It is large enough to share add a Caesar salad.

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Service is slow as they are too busy... Get orders wrong.. Don't apologize.. I would eat there maybe once in a while

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Bagels

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