Better Bagels is quite new but already well established in Leiden, expats from the U.S. know that this is the place to get REAL New York-style bagels!! The owner of the place is a really nice and genuine guy who puts his heart and soul into the products he makes. From the little lunch-room at the front of the store you can look right into the bakery itself, where Frank can be seen making fresh bagels from time to time throughout the day (I think it smelled delicious both times I was there!).
Besides the classic plain, poppy, everything bagels, there are sweet bagels (with cinnamon and such) and also pastries and cakes. I found there's plenty of options when it comes to toppings (which are put on nice and thick, yes!) and there's also a wide variety of hot and cold drinks to choose from. The coffee we had with our lunch was delicious and I was told that it has been awarded as one of the best coffees in town, which is a great plus.
What's really nice about Better Bagels is that all products are organic AND fair-trade, it feels like we weren't just treating ourselves to a great meal but also making a better choice for the environment and the world. Really, thumbs up for the meal, the cosy atmosphere and the warm welcome!
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