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Collegetown Bagels

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415 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
6:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 am
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd been here once 3 years ago and came back in town only recently, but CTB was exactly how I remembered it. Cosy indoors, the only useful (shaded) patio in Ithaca, great selection of food. I wasn't hungry today but my family enjoyed their wraps and bagels. Will definitely come back. Only downside: very busy.

Thank Janneke M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in to get coffee, and I left feeling warm-hearted and excited to go back. The shop is spewed with little tables all over, and a vast menu of delicious sandwiches, baked goods, and custom drinks. Definitely come for a light bite to eat, and some of the amazing bagels for which this shop gets it's name for.

Thank AbigailMiller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently made a short trip to Ithaca, and CTB became our go-to restaurant! I had often visited CTB back in the 80s when it was a hole-in-the-wall in the space next door with just baskets of bagels on the wall and a limited number of spreads. (The current location was Oliver's at the time.) They now have a greatly... More 

Thank FDinger
Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place!!! When I go to Ithaca, I go straight to Collegetown Bagels and start with coffee and a bagel. Several year ago, my son worked at Collegetown Bagels. He had been seriously injured prior to his employment. They hired him, in spite of his handicap. Everyone there supported him in his recovery. They gave him a job,... More 

Thank SenoraSofia
Palo Alto, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful to see the CTB is still going strong! First ate there in 1980. So happy to come back and find that the bagels are every bit as great as I remembered! Had the sesame with nova lox and cream cheese. Perfect!

Thank Diana D
Prairie Village, Kansas
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to enjoy a quick breakfast and were lucky enough to find this place, thanks to some local guidance. The inside is busy, bustling, and full of youthful energy. We placed our orders at one end of the counter, paid for it at the other end, and took seats in the delightful patio outside. There are plenty of bagels... More 

Thank m b
Syracuse, New York, United States
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223 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After several hours visiting the Cornell Plantations and the F.R Newman Arboretum, hunger and thirst got the better of us. So, we drove over to college town on a recommendation from the campus parking crew who advised us to go no further than Collegetown Bagels on College Ave. There are several other locations in Ithaca, but this was the closest... More 

Thank Warren F
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place for lunch! Great bagels wraps, sandwiches, salads & soups. Incredible combinations, vegetarian options. Great fresh food!

Thank Lisa V
Greeley, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a coffee shop and found Collegetown bagels on the corner. Super good find. I had a breakfast sandwich and one of the best lattes. It was a hoppin place on Sunday morning!

Thank Tammy M
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Always came here to grab something quick and good to eat when I lived on E. Buffalo st. A huge variety of food, and it is all delicious. They also have a great variety for vegan/vegetarian eaters. Service is fast, though it is almost always crowded. Be sure to try some of their desserts, too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-273-0982
High quality, unique sandwich options for every palette. With three locations in Ithaca, NY CTB has become an Ithaca institution. Many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available. Fair-trade coffee, sustainable business practices, and fun bustling atmosphere. Friendly staff and fast service, CTB has everything you need for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. See you soon!

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