Bross Bagels

Bross Bagels
186 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh, EH15 1EX
  • Telephone 0131 629 4150
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; Sat/Sun 10am–2pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9am–3pm; Sun 10am–2pm.
  • Email
  • Website brossbagels.com
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Bross Bagels

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.

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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.

The List's rating
7.8

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Tara Klein visited Bross Bagels on 18 November 2017
  • High point: Vast fresh bagels
  • Low point: Supermarket bagels will never be an option again
  • Notable dish: Pumpernickle bagel
  • Average price: £8 (lunch)
  • 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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