Opening almost directly across the road from sibling venue Zero Fox on Vernon Terrace, Unbearable Bagels has taken over the former site of an old convenience store, gutting it entirely and giving it an industrial makeover, with almost the entire interior taken up by an open kitchen. It’s not all just grab-and-go, however—if you want to sit and enjoy your bagel at leisure, there’s a handful of tables scattered around the outside, along with a high bench along the inside window.
As for the bagels, well, you better be prepared to visit weekly to sample the ever changing array of both sweet and savoury fillings. There’s your classics of course, like a simple cream cheese schmear, smoked salmon, and avocado with feta and dukkah, but you can also wrap your hands around some seriously creative options, including vego and vegan creations. So far, The Dealer, stuffed with chorizo, egg, onion and cheese has been a firm favourite, but we’re also eyeing up the PB and B, an open bagel topped with peanut butter, banana and honeycomb.
As well as bagels filled with all sorts of tastiness, you can grab a black coffee to go with your fancy sanga. There’s no milk or sugar here—instead it’s all about filter and brew coffee, using beans from Brisbane’s Almanac Coffee and Sydney’s Single O.
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Image credit: Ranyhyn Laine