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Collegetown Bagels

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415 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-6713
6:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 am
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While making a brief visit to visit a family member at Cornell, I ran across this well-established restaurant/bar/coffee house that has an incredible charm. The sandwiches are a new twist on some old classics, and you only need to see the line to order at lunch to know Collegetown Bagels' popularity with the locals. Had a delicious Rueben sandwich and... More 

Thank Michael L. S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited CTB for the first time while dropping of my son for Cornell new student orientation, so I've never been here previously. Breakfast bagel/egg & cheese was very good, and dark roast coffee was also above average. I look forward to going back again.

Thank Samuel S
New England
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here based on the positive reviews. Was not disappointed. Take the time too read the paper menu so you are ready to order when called.

Thank Quality_Control39
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If this rating was simply on atmosphere and location, it would get a 5, but unfortunately the actual bagel I had makes it lose a point. I'm from Brooklyn so I'm kind of a bagel snob. I ordered an everything bagel with bacon egg and cheese, which ironically is called the Brooklyn. The bagel itself was a little chewy and... More 

Thank Jessica V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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 June 28, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-6713
  • 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?