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Better Bagels

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


$6 - $11
Cafe, Deli
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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
Thank philhellich
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
Thank Astrid M
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
Thank Jeroen H
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
Thank Adventurer305393
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
Thank 760lisd
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
Thank Adventurer305393
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Great small bagel shop, where the owner makes great bagels by hand. Better than most bagels I had in the US. Staff is very friendly.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Jaja000
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Will definitely try the bagels next time since it was just the wrong time to eat anything. Coffee tasted very good and cookie was amazing. I worked inside for an hour not noticing I only sipped a coffee since it was also very quiet. I...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank nicodvisor
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Been there for lunch. Tiny restaurant with bakery. The owner really knows how to serve a bagel! And a proper cup of cappuccino!

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Stephan D
Reviewed November 20, 2016

The bagels was really amazing, it tasted great, and I could tell it was really fresh. The staff are super polite and helpful, and the bakery's location is right in the city's centre.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Dimitrios K
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