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$6 - $12
Cafe, American, Deli
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Leiden from Den Haag and beelined here as I'd googled 'bagels' on a whim and found this place. I'd been missing quality bagels after life in the US and London. Great thing I did! Bought 6 for the freezer (and got a free one...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed September 9, 2019

This should be named The Best Bagels! I was not sure I was going to be impressed by bagels but they were delicious along with the cheesecake (and i purchased some liquorice - yet to be tried yet). I had the vegan topped one, my...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed May 12, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed my takeaway bagel. Lots of choice in shop of bagels and fillings. friendly youthful staff

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 21, 2019

The world is full of places selling rolls in the shape of a bagel that are NOT bagels, which must be boiled before baking. This place does it right (I grew up in New York, so I am very critical). The staff is friendly, intelligent,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice wide choice of bagels. With a variety of spreads. Even if the recipe follows the traditional 13 steps, I found the dough a bit too hard/solid. Probably a matter of taste. Friendly staff.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Frank_Zweerus, Eigenaar at Better Bagels, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Hi Philhellich, New York Style bagels are something you'll need to chew on. This is actually the result of the traditional process. The boiling makes the dough more dense than regular bread. So this is indeed a matter of taste, but important for our future...More

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Delicious breakfast in the heart of Leiden! Joe the slicer was also a highlight! Great, friendly service and excellent bagels, coffee and cookies!

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Small gem for a coffee or tea with a delicious and healthy bagel. The village bakery makes them in the true original style but at the same time experiments with varieties (spelt, rye, brioche, scone, potato!...) and almost every combo possible. Everything is freshly made,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Excellent bagels and the friendliest owner and staff. If my daughter had her way, she'd eat the brioche BLT every day.

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed December 30, 2017

I went to this place with an American bagel lover and he really liked this bagel place. We should be happy to have such a nice bagel place in Leiden. It also cool to see how they make the bagels.

Date of visit: December 2017
Frank_Zweerus, Eigenaar at Better Bagels, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review

Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Proper yummy bagels, generous portions, and very friendly staff, particularly the owner. Place in it self is cozy and warm if you want to eat in.

Date of visit: August 2017
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