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Collegetown Bagels

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Vegan, Vegetarian, Bagels, Sandwiches
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415 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-0982
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
CTB fresh and promt

I was overly satisfied with my experience at Collegetown Bagels. My Mona Lisa sandwich was promptly made and the ingredients were especially fresh. I would absolutely choose CTB again for a quick breakfast or lunch sandwich.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
josie s
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Ithaca, New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Ithaca, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I was overly satisfied with my experience at Collegetown Bagels. My Mona Lisa sandwich was promptly made and the ingredients were especially fresh. I would absolutely choose CTB again for a quick breakfast or lunch sandwich.

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Wooster, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Be prepared to take your goodies to-go for lack of seating, but enjoy the mind-blowing variety of bagel sandwiches and other treats. I enjoyed an Italian-salami themed bagel, while my kids preferred a breakfast bagel featuring ham. The fruit was fresh and excellent.

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Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The food is quite fresh, very good, and depending on what you get,very filling. Prices are a little hefty but it's understandable because it's in the center of a college town. And quite frankly, for the quality of food that is served, it's with it. Service can be very slow because it's nearly always packed, even on a Sunday morning!... More 

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Rochester, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The hotel clerk suggested this place and was glad he did. I'm not much of a breakfast person but this place was great. Tons of options for breakfast and lunch. I opted for an everything bagel with dream cheese and raspberry jalapeno jam. YUM. My wife, who loves coffee said it was one of the best cups of coffee she's... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My son was waiting to take me to this place. The food was really good and tasty. Lot of menu items to choose from.

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San Francisco, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

so many sandwiches to choose from. The sandwiches, especially the Sweet Rachel, are tasty and quickly made. The lattes, etc take too much time. If in a rush, just order bagel or sandwich and coffee, no espresso drinks. The bagels with lox is my favorite. Several locations. Popular with college crowd.

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Bath, New York, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have eaten at the downtown location and it was fantastic. I didn't realize at the time there was one on East Hill Plaza which is closer to where I work. The Online ordering is very convenient so you don't have to wait in line, because they get very busy! Great food but you may need to wait if you... More 

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KatCTB, Public Relations Manager at Collegetown Bagels, responded to this review

Hi John! Thanks for your kind words about CTB! We're glad you had a good experience, and we greatly appreciate the time you took to write this review, come back and see us again soon! Team CTB More 

Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you can avoid the crowds then try to do so, but even tough this place is so good and popular and the lines go out the door, the service was surprisingly quick and efficient. The bagels are excellent. I loved the overwhelming variety of cream-cheese flavors and sandwich choices, and the coffee was very good as well. It is... More 

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KatCTB, Public Relations Manager at Collegetown Bagels, responded to this review

Hi Mavriki! Thank you so much for your kind words about CTB! We're glad you're a big fan of our many sandwich options. We understand at times it can be overwhelming, but for the adventurous bagel connoisseurs, it's more like a playground. We hope to see you again soon, take care! Team CTB More 

Ithaca, New York
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194 reviews 194 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

East Hill Collegetown Bagels is tucked away in East Hill Plaza. There are very few breakfast alternatives in that part of town so this place can be very crowded and noisy in the am. There is limited seating inside and outside on a side walk that overlooks a parking lot. If you like that kind of noisy, chaotic morning vibe,... More 

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Mississauga
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were walking the beautiful waterfall gorges in Ithaca itself, and happened upon Collegetown Bagels as we were heading back to the car. Very busy inside (usually a good sign of quality that customers line up for something), my wife and I each got a bagel, double-toasted just as we asked, and the way we like them, and shared a... More 

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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: Vegan, Vegetarian, Bagels, Sandwiches

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?