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“Not worth the wait”
Review of Bagels & Beans

Bagels & Beans
Ranked #886 of 3,814 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not worth the wait”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Bagels & Beans is part of a chain so I expected the same quality I get at other places. Unfortunately, I had a really bad experience at this one on Raadhuisstraat. Not only did it take forever to get noticed by the staff -- in the end after a 15 minute wait my boyfriend just ordered at the bar. It took another 10-15 mins for our drinks to get to our table (which was right beside the bar) after which they were lukewarm at best. And then another 15 mins for our food to get to our table. My tuna melt was cold.
During the wait I had the time to look around and notice that almost all of the ceiling lights were broken, there were bits of wire hanging from the ceiling, it was a huge mess. I won't go there again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Perth, Australia
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Bagelicious”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We read good reviews about this franchise so decided to stop by for lunch. We decided on the Bagel Tapas for 2. €11.90 (€5.95 per person) will get you 2 bagels of your choice, 7 tapas, and 2 drinks of your choice. The bagels were slightly crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. The tapas were all very tasty. They also have good espresso and a wide range of tea.

This branch is about 5 minutes walk from the Anne Frank Museum so it's a great place for lunch after an early morning visit at the museum. Service here was excellent. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place for a filling lunch in Amsterdam”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We visited the Bagel & Beans in Museum Square as it was just round the corner from our hotel. There's plenty of choice (and menus in English too!) - you can pick what type of bagel you want, what type of filling, type of cream cheese, etc. There's nice coffee and plenty of teas to pick from, as well as free wifi. The bagels are lovely and filling, this place was even my first stop after running the marathon!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank emodonog
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Awesome breakfast”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We went here after reading great reviews and were not disappointed. Plenty of choice and really reasonably priced.
Nothing special from the outside but well worth a visit. We got in just in time as got very busy, easy to see why!
Staff friendly and helpful.
Will definitely visit again next time in Amsterdam!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank uamb83
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Calgary, Canada
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554 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Decent price and value”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Basic bagel stop and go restaurant. Good heathy choices and the best part is the price. The museum district can be pricy so this is a cheap place to pick up a breakfast or lunch bagel. Service can be a bit slow.

  • Visited September 2013
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