Hole-y moley! Do you sometimes feel as if the only way to satisfy a bagel craving would be to fly to the Big Apple?
Disappointed in the lack of places stocking the finger-lickin’ good treats? Have no fear, ‘cause we’ve found the top places on the Gold Coast to grab one…or five. Oh, and don’t stress about those calories you said you wouldn’t put on in 2017, because remember, a bagel is just a doughnut with the sin removed.
Skull & Bones
This Melbourne-inspired boutique cafe on the Gold Coast highway has gone from a hidden gem among locals to a well known destination for all your hang-over, hang-out, and hangry needs. Their New York-style boiled bagels come in a wide range of flavours including sunflower, gluten free and fiery jalapeno for the daredevils among you. The Skull & Bones team leave customers spoilt for choice with a range of savoury and sweet topping options available for a DIY job, but we highly recommend a bagel sandwich— the P.R.A.T (AKA prosciutto, rocket, avocado, and tomato) is a real crowd pleaser. Are these some of the best bagels on the Gold Coast? We think so!
NYC Bagel Deli
The opening of The Kitchens in Robina Town Centre brought NYC Bagel Deli to the Gold Coast, and with that, Big Apple-inspired flavours that guarantee you won’t leave feeling crummy. The rotating selection of bagels is oh-so-enticing and with savoury, sweet and gluten-free options for all, how could you not want to be involved? And if it couldn’t get any better, the NYC Bagel Deli has recently added rainbow bagels to the mix. Yep, you heard us correctly—RAINBOW. BAGELS. It’s one of the only places in Australia where you can buy the psychedelic baked goodies and sprinkle them with edible flowers or spread with Oreo cream cheese; talk about happiness at first bite.
This trendy American-style cafe is a local hot spot for Chevron Island inhabitants, boasting delicious and maybe not-so-nutritious representations of American classics. Tribeca NYC is a family affair and run by Carolyn and her two sons, Shannon and Brandon. The trio are no strangers to the good ol’ way in the US of A, as Brandon was a professional baseball player in Chicago a few years ago #squadgoals. Their brekky bagel is the perfect way to beat Mondayitis, and with a big list of lunchtime bagels, there is sure to be something for everyone. Our pick? The Cheeseburger Bagel should definitely not be overlooked…if you dare.
Hole Bagel Co.
The family-run business originated from a love affair in Brick Lane, East London over 20 years ago…with a bagel. It was here that owners Megan and Lawrence sampled their first ever bagel and were instantly addicted. Who could blame them? They believe a bagel is more than just a tasty treat, and that’s why love and labour is put into each of their hand rolled, slow proved, boiled and baked bagels. Hole Bagel Co. has all of your bagel festivities covered, popping up at various markets and supplying cafes all over the Coast. To find out where to get your hands on one, head over to their website.
After moving from Sydney’s CBD, owners of Daark Espresso Leah and Jarreth wanted to chill out and live life in the slow lane (understandably!). The Chirn Park cafe was opened with a focus on perfecting a mind-blowing brew, but the demand for food could not be ignored. A crave-worthy combo on the menu comes in the form of a BLT bagel with lime aioli and fresh rocket—add a fried egg to make it the ultimate brekky choice! If sweet tooth vibes are more your thing, try the cinnamon and raisin, or blueberry bagels.
Photo Credit: Hayley Williamson for Metropolist