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The Bagel Cafe

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300 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-5601
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really folks... I have gone to this place for years. I have thought for a while that the food is not as good as it was, but my opinion is that the complete arrogance of the guy who takes all orders makes this place a 100 percent "no-go". The Bagel Cafe does not accommodate customers and with a person like... More 

Thank JEB1960_8
Herndon, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After you place your order, you have to quickly step to the right and out of the way. At our first visit, we didn't know this and got scolded by the cashier. No matter! This is our favorite bagel place. No other restaurant in Herndon/Reston even compares.

Thank LoriPete
Herndon, Virginia
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For many years, we and many other Herndon residents have chosen this as one of our favorite breakfast and lunch spots. The over-sized bagels are always fresh and delicious, with lots of different fillings. My favorite is the Everything with light veggie cream cheese, and my husband loves the omelet platters.The coffee here is great too. The inside seating gets... More 

Thank Anne C
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for a simple egg sandwich. Ended up being over-charged for an egg platter I didn't request. When I realized the discrepancy when reviewing my receipt, I asked the person at the counter to correct the order. He argued with me about what I ordered. Then he said, "OMG, my manager's gonna kill me!" At that point the... More 

Thank Liz D
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've eaten at other bagel places near me and The Bagel Cafe is by far the best! The bagels are soft and they give you plenty of cream cheese -- of all varieties. I highly recommend The Bagel Cafe to anyone looking for the best bagel in town.

Thank MargoK
Herndon, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

My family goes here at least 2x per week for bagels and breakfast! Really great! Good value and mostly good service! We also love the chicken salad and have been buying it for 10 years but will not longer due to the price increase. Oh well! It is still the best I've had!

Thank 428robyn
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50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

A great place to swing by for bagels and cream cheese (they have a million flavors), bagel sandwiches, omelettes, fresh-squeezed OJ, and coffee. You can't go wrong -- everything is exceptional. My only complaint is that the space is small and crowded, so it's much better to grab and go than dine in. Reasonable prices, too!

Thank Natasha H
Herndon, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Bagel Cafe has wonderful, fresh "made in the back" bagels. "Everything" is my favorite but they have at least twelve flavors. Good coffee, with a different flavored coffee every day. They prepare a variety of breakfast entrees with a daily special. When I want more than just a bagel, I get the delicious smoked salmon platter. Sandwiches and sides are... More 

Thank suzanneeats
charlotte nc
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98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Enjoyed lunch here enough to visit 2X. Did not disappoint. Very good bagels, tuna salad and white fish salad. Big sandwich and fair prices. Pleasant staff.

Thank andywayne1
Reston, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

They have many different types of bagels but frankly the bagels are nothing special. A good bagel should be crunchy on the outside and soft inside these are all soft. To me they are not baked long enough. Many of the bagels look so pale and undercooked. Great selection of salads and cream cheeses. Always crowded in the mornings especially... More 

Thank RustyinReston

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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
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-5601
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: 703-318-7555

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