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Bagels & Brew

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21771 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2782
(949) 951-8985
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times. Food and drinks are consistently very good = reason for 3 stars. Organization and customer experience suffer a bit. Most employees are very young and organization/ customer service can be good or not so good. Most employees are trying to do a good job but can get overwhelmed. Often there are long lines at... More 

Thank Lydia M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bagels & Brew is a popular place. The Bagels and the Brew are good. The parking is adequate. The atmosphere is above average. Fortunately, for the owners, a popular place with decent bagels and coffee is very very busy. Unfortunately, the staff has little to no oversight and appear to prioritize the catering orders rather than the customers standing in... More 

Thank TripTalkerSoCal
Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Friendly, fast and great food. Inside and outside eating area. I can recommend this to everyone who wants to have a fast and enjoyable meal.

Thank TobyBird
Tustin, Calif
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Yes, they have very good bagels, but their sandwiches are wonderful. Choice of breads but my favorite is on a bagel. A bit on the pricey side ($7-$8) but well worth it.

Thank TustinGuy
Lake Forest, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

It's good from bagels for breakfast and coffee to lunch and sandwiches. They have a very good variety not only of bagels but sandwiches and indoor and outdoor dining a great place for meeting friends and family

Thank jhuckestein
Trabuco Canyon, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

By far, the bagel breakfasts and lunches are the most delicious I have ever tasted. Generous, fresh ingredients are in every meal. Love this place!

Thank lynnmkearns
Lake Forest, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Been coming here on a regular basis since we moved to Lake Forest nearly 20 years ago. It's one of the few non-chain restaurants that have stayed open during that time, and it's easy to see and taste why with a visit. I'm not a huge bagel eater but I have friends who are, and are discriminating (and won't hesitate... More 

Thank Dan M
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The food is awesome, but unfortunately the staff is several teens who seem not to understand customer service. They are super slow, do not smile, and their body language indicate they rather be elsewhere. However, barring that, the food is great, and the coffee great too!! This is near where I live so I have been there lots. Their egg/bacon... More 

Thank Christy S
Laguna Woods, California
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We've been here lots of times and the food and service has always been good. So we decided to try it on a Sunday. Bad idea. They were very busy, and maybe that was the problem. There were lots of people waiting for their orders. One family waited so long they changed their order from eating in, to a to-go... More 

Thank EileenBudandDude
orange county, ca
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Wonderful little spot to visit and enjoy bagels and coffee. Often crowded....all locals, that means you could get some good info during your travels. They have a patio with umbrellas. Keep in mind......crowded....but, good. Great for lunch, too!!

Thank lovinjazz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21771 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2782
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-8985

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