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The Bagel Cafe

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300 Elden St. (Herndon Pkwy.), Herndon, VA 20170
703-318-7555
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6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
More than just bagels

A great place to swing by for bagels and cream cheese (they have a million flavors), bagel sandwiches, omelettes, fresh-squeezed OJ, and coffee. You can't go wrong -- everything is exceptional. My only complaint is that the space is small and crowded, so it's much better to grab and go than dine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Natasha H
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to swing by for bagels and cream cheese (they have a million flavors), bagel sandwiches, omelettes, fresh-squeezed OJ, and coffee. You can't go wrong -- everything is exceptional. My only complaint is that the space is small and crowded, so it's much better to grab and go than dine in. Reasonable prices, too!

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Thank Natasha H
Herndon, Virginia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bagel Cafe has wonderful, fresh "made in the back" bagels. "Everything" is my favorite but they have at least twelve flavors. Good coffee, with a different flavored coffee every day. They prepare a variety of breakfast entrees with a daily special. When I want more than just a bagel, I get the delicious smoked salmon platter. Sandwiches and sides are... More 

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Thank suzanneeats
charlotte nc
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Enjoyed lunch here enough to visit 2X. Did not disappoint. Very good bagels, tuna salad and white fish salad. Big sandwich and fair prices. Pleasant staff.

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Thank andywayne1
Reston, Virginia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

They have many different types of bagels but frankly the bagels are nothing special. A good bagel should be crunchy on the outside and soft inside these are all soft. To me they are not baked long enough. Many of the bagels look so pale and undercooked. Great selection of salads and cream cheeses. Always crowded in the mornings especially... More 

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Thank RustyinReston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We came to this place after it being recommended by the locals. We came on a Saturday morning (around 9:30AM), and it was jam packed. There were no seats inside. The seats outside were empty, but by the time we finished ordering, they were all occupied. So here is how it goes: You stand in line. It moves fairly quickly.... More 

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Thank Evilmisspolite
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The food here is just average, nothing particularly special, and the woman working the cashier was rude when we tried to order. The egg and cheese on wheat bagel was pretty bland. Probably won't be back.

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Washington DC
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Best bagels in the DC area. excellent selection and an outstanding deli section with great staff and service

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Thank ETJ36
Reston, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Great eats! We are regulars here (going on 20 years!) and the staff are incredibly friendly. Not recommended for a fancy date but a great place for breakfast and lunch. BC is the best in the area for a cafe type place. Sometimes a little crowded, and orders requiring food prep take a few minutes. Keep in mind it closes... More 

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Thank Walternan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

In the center of the Town of Herndon, the Bagel Café offers a variety of fresh baked bagels and sandwiches. A recommended place IF in the area and in bagel mood. You wont regret it.

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Thank Dan O
Buenos Aires
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The restaurant owner is always there to look for the best service. Food is great, nice patio tables, excellent quality/price value. We go all the time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Elden St. (Herndon Pkwy.), Herndon, VA 20170
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: 703-318-7555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?