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Collegetown Bagels

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415 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-0982
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6:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: High quality, unique sandwich options for every palette. With three...
High quality, unique sandwich options for every palette. With three locations in Ithaca, NY CTB has become an Ithaca institution. Many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available. Fair-trade coffee, sustainable business practices, and fun bustling atmosphere. Friendly staff and fast service, CTB has everything you need for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. See you soon!
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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Be ready to stand in line, quick moving, place order, then wait to pay. But you will not be disappointed, real (NY) bagels, real spreads, happy person.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy L
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Stamford, CT
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Stamford, CT
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be ready to stand in line, quick moving, place order, then wait to pay. But you will not be disappointed, real (NY) bagels, real spreads, happy person.

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Thank Nancy L
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading the wonderful online reviews, I was quite excited about the bagels from Collegetown Bagels. Sadly, I found the experience to be underwhelming. For the sake of trying all the bagels, I ordered 5 different bagels with the intention to take a bite from each. Of the bagels I sampled, the rosemary bagel was by far the best. It... More 

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ontheroadagn7
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365 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Close to campus. Good service. Good food. Good coffee. I had a bagel with sausage. Parking is street parking (metered) as you'd expect from this location, but mostly walk there from campus.

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Ithaca, New York
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

With their experience it's no wonder they produce excellent baked goods, way better than average sandwiches, tasty soups and marvelous pastries. Good for a meal or a quick snack or takeout.

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israel
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Well run friendly yummy ...how perfect can a bagel get ? Well try to have one here with everything you could imagine alongside it

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Great bagels with good choices for toppings in a great location. Also have tasty drinks, good for lunch, breakfast, snacks etc.

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Parkton, Maryland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Listen, this is an overpriced bagel joint yes; BUT, it remains one of the heartbeats of Cornell University students' college life... Thus, my sticker shock ended years ago and I have grown to enjoy "Cornell's" corner watering hole. In the morning sitting in the front of the restaurant, you will witness complete chaos as students, both on time and late,... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love this place. During grad school, I spent way too much money here holed up at Collegetown Bagels studying and just absorbing the environment. Has the classic crunchy granola feel of Ithaca and love that it's a local small business. Prepare for long lines, crowded seating with lots of Cornell students, and great conversation. Awesome coffee brewed to perfection, incredible... More 

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Thank Jae L
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Really good rosemary and salt bagel and the bacon and scallion cream cheese was excellent. Staff was nice and helpful. Quick service. I would love to try the pastries the next time I visit.

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Thank Catherine M
Snellville, Georgia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love this place! The bagels are delicious and the coffee is great! I love the Rosemary Salted bagel with lox and cream chease. My mom got the EOB and loved it! My daughter is a frequent visitor as she is a student at Cornell. We have been to three locations and they never disappoint! My daughter got the bagel... More 

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Thank Kim M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-273-0982

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

High quality, unique sandwich options for every palette. With three locations in Ithaca, NY CTB has become an Ithaca institution. Many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available. Fair-trade coffee, sustainable business practices, and fun bustling atmosphere. Friendly staff and fast service, CTB has everything you need for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. See you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?