According to Bross Bagels, the bagel capital of the world is Montreal. But their growing legion of fans think their fabby bagels bring Edinburgh's Porty High Street in at a close second place.
Strolling down Portobello High Street, the waft of freshly baked bagels alongside the hard-to-miss yellow canopy and stream of hungry customers lures you to Bross Bagels. Wood chip walls and quirky vintage seating create a rustic vibe and the back wall displays the freshly made organic bagels, available by the dozen or filled with NY deli-inspired fillings. Build your own or go for one of the specials like the hungry vegan: a pumpernickel bagel topped with a combo of smashed avocado, tomatoes, chilli oil and rock salt (highly recommended with an optional non-vegan extra of Welch’s hot-smoked salmon). Neatly wrapped in paper, the bagel is warm, chewy and dense, with as much filling as it can handle. It’s a winning combo which soon draws thoughts to what to try on the next visit.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Bross Bagels Playlist
- Capacity: 10 (3 outdoors)
- Open since: August 1st 2017
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