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What a bagel

#392 of 7,324 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown West
American, Cafe, Canadian, Healthy
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130 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2L4, Canada
+1 647-347-7222
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast and had a delicious fresh breakfast bagel with the most amazing sweet potato chips. Service was really friendly and helpful. A cheap and filling way to start the day.

Thank CUlatertraveller
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What A Bagel is always packed to the brim on weekends, so we thought we would give it a try. Not only did we have to wait a long time for a table, but the food was not that great either. The poached eggs were over done, the coffee was served cold, and the portions are small for thr price... More 

Thank Arthur K
Ely O, Manager at What a bagel, responded to this review

I'm sorry you and your group had to wait a little longer than you would have liked for those breakfast, Arthur K. I appreciate you recognizing that we were very busy while you were here and that our team was working quickly to get your breakfast out as fast as we could, but I can certainly appreciate how frustrating it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry - the food was too good and I ate it all too fast to take a photo. More than just bagels (which are insanely good) - the smoothies, the latkes, the turkey bacon... you really can't go wrong!! Highlight for me is The Stroshow - it is pretty much the best smoothie I have ever had. Can you tell... More 

Thank Samantha R
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can literally grab them coming out of the oven. Super soft and fresh. The smell will have you hooked. They charge a lot though to toast and put cream cheese on them though. A $1 bagel gets to $4 pretty quick... Coffee is good.

Thank Rob M
Ely O, Manager at What a bagel, responded to this review

Oven fresh bagels? An addictive baked goods smell? I'm so happy you're a fan of our concept! Looking forward to seeing you in the very near future! Ely Oosterhuis Manager More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

We were trying to find a breakfast spot near Peter Street and happened upon What a Bagel. We've been back twice now and may go one more time before leaving TO. The food is on point from their pancakes drizzled with Nutella to their caramel hot chocolate. I also enjoyed their oreo crunch french toast - decadent! Service is fast... More 

Thank Bermytraveller
Ely O, Manager at What a bagel, responded to this review

I really appreciate this review, Bermytraveller! I'm happy to hear that you're a fan of our pancakes and oreo french toast! Thanks so much!! We look forward to seeing you in the very near future! Ely Oosterhuis Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

You choose your bagel yourself and it is usually still warm. The content is put in while you watch, and, if a sunny day, as it was for me, you sit on patio. Not the cheapest, but certainly the best, and very casual and consistent.

Thank savvysolo
Ely O, Manager at What a bagel, responded to this review

It is wonderful to hear that you enjoy our concept of fresh bagels right off the conveyor, savvysolo! You are so correct - our patio really is a treat, especially on sunny days. We look forward to continue providing you with exceptional food!! More 

Toronto, Ontario
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

I love this place, great food and atmosphere. I have eaten there several times and love every single dish they have. The bagels are made there and are great. you can find Israeli dishes. There is not pork in the menu but you don't really need it. It's great for brunch but gets pretty full so go with time.I highly... More 

Thank 429melisa
Ely O, Manager at What a bagel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this superb review 429melisa! We take pride in our establishment and work hard on providing dishes that are out of the ordinary! More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

So this had become by "go to" place for the best bagels in my part of Toronto. And then one Saturday recently I was waiting for the T.O. Leather Fashions store to open and I was an hour early so I went into What A Bagel to see if there was any sit down food. Wow ! What a surprise... More 

Thank Don M
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

This place is usually very busy but a good place to get a good portion of breakfast brunch food. The bagels are very fresh, menu selection is good, and prices are quite reasonable.

Thank benz2020
Ely O, Manager at What a bagel, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to hear that our customers are not only satisfied with meal quality, but meal quantity as well benz2020! We do understand that our establishment can get quite busy and we do appreciate your patience and understanding during this peak times! More 

Bathurst, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We ordered the eggs benny hash so basically it is eggs benny but on a thick hashbrown patty not an English muffin. Eggs cooked perfectly and the avocado was so fresh. All was amazing. We had the turkey club which was also good but not as amazing as the benny. The pan fries were not fresh so that was the... More 

Thank Skye B
Ely O, Manager at What a bagel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that our fries did not meet your satisfaction Skye B. We appreciate feedback of this nature as we always aim to highly please each and every one of our customers! Sounds like you thoroughly enjoy our eggs benny as many of our customers do. Looking forward to delivering you the best meal soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $11
American, Cafe, Canadian, Healthy
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 647-347-7222

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

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Downtown West
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