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Bruegger's Bagels
Ranked #936 of 2,637 Restaurants in Tampa
Description: Bruegger's offers authentic NY-style bagels, perfect for a variety of fresh breakfast & deli sandwiches alongside salads, soups & custom-blended coffee. Breakfast & lunch catering are now available!
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Description: Bruegger's offers authentic NY-style bagels, perfect for a variety of fresh breakfast & deli sandwiches alongside salads, soups & custom-blended coffee. Breakfast & lunch catering are now available!
Reviewed October 4, 2015

I am used to my NY/NJ bagels so the bagel itself was just okay but great customer service. The location is also a bit of a pain because there is no private lot, only street parking available.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

3.5 stars really. I'm rounding down though because I can't bring myself to give them a 4 any more than I can bring myself to give Einstein's or Panera or any other place that says they sell bagels but really just sell round bread with a hole in the middle.

Was here the morning of Gasparilla to try to get some food in my system before the festival began (it didn't help). Had an everything bagel toasted with cream cheese and a hot tea - also got a salt bagel to munch on when II got hungry later.

The bagels were good. Problems were two-fold; first, as usual, they were only seeded on one side. Pathetic. I hate throwing this out there, but I worked in a bagel store on Long Island for 4 years in high school. You boil the bagels, then you lay them on a rack and seed them, you flip them over, and seed the other side, and bake. Yes, when you flip them in the oven, you lose some seeds, but the bottom should not be bare. I do not want to buy an everything bagel that's 1/2 everything and half plain. I am not splitting a pizza here. Second problem is they weren't good thick bagels like you expect of a NY bagel. They were kind of thin.

So, bagels are 3 stars at best. Good. But far from great. I give them 1/2 a star more because they use quality hot teas. I don't remember the brand, but the tea was really good. Thankfully, they don't use garbage.

Not included in my rating (it would be lower if I did) because my girlfriend got it, not me, is the fact they microwave their eggs. You have a kitchen - why don't you have a griddle for fresh cooking eggs? If I want a microwaved egg sandwich, I'll go to dunkin donuts. A 4 or 5 star breakfast sandwich would be cooked fresh to order in a skillet or on a griddle. Not nuked.

A reasonable place for breakfast in downtown Tampa, but don't go in looking for NY quality.

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