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Collegetown Bagels

415 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-0982
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Ranked #10 of 237 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Bagels, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Westwood, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I remember CTB when I was at Cornell 25+ years ago... it was just a small place... it's now the anchor place of Collegetown and up to the challenge. We had a great breakfast of bagels, coffee, and tea... yummy all around... and super fast & friendly service... it's a don't miss now!

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

They do some things really well, but the scrambled eggs taste like they came from the Cornell dining hall. Probably powdered, but if not, it's a close approximation. Really spoils the breakfast wraps. Lines can be long, but don't turn away because of that. Things move along pretty quickly. My advice is to stick to what's in their company name.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is pretty far North of NYC, but the bagels were still good and authentic. The service was very friendly, the sandwich choices dizzyingly varied. The coffee was also organic and delicious. A great breakfast/brunch option. The customers are mainly locals and university students.

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New Jersey
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133 reviews 133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great quick college town eatery. Nice outdoor seating on good weather day. Order inside and they will bring food to your table.

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Ithaca, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

When I first arrived in Ithaca, a business friend asked me to meet him at CTB. That was my only experience of the place so far and it was a good cup of coffee, sweet folk behind the counter, and a generally cool atmosphere to meet and hang.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This restaurant has Deli, Bar, TV, Ice Cream and Great Sandwiches and Bagels.. you can't miss going here for a great meal. The restaurant is on a corner right next to Cornell Campus. It had nice feel of college town.

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Newton, MA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I always make a stop at one of the great food institutions of Cornell. Visited twice last weekend, once for dinner, once for lunch. CTB has been around for a very long time, and the product is still excellent. Bagel and sandwich variety is quite vast, the menu board has a lot of choices. One of my favorites is the... More

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Utica, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Don't get me wrong the food here is decent. If you want to pay a lot for a bagel sandwich this is your place. A serve yourself counter, confusing menu and collegiate service make this appealing to the young. Not for me. I ordered the Vegan One. I'm as far from vegan as you can get and I was looking... More

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lexington, ma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Terrific bagels, almost any variety and hundreds of options for toppings and sandwiches. Great coffee. Loaded with students, so a great place to feel the pace and life of Cornell. Situated just on the edge of campus and next the gorge - a table outside is possibly the perfect breakfast setting.

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Vermont
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A must-place-to-stop in Ithaca. Coffee, breakfast, hanging out (inside or out), Collegetown Bagels is a fun place with very good food. Lots of bagel sandwiches, sweets, good coffees and teas, You will definitely find something that suits your palate and stomach. One thing to note, sometimes the line can get long, and service may slow down a bit. Also, this... More

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