Happy National Bagel Day! As we type this, the iconic movie The Devil Wears Prada comes to mind. Do you recall the scene where Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) was heading to the office and Nigel (Stanley Tucci) indirectly asks Andrea (Anne Hathaway), “did someone eat an onion bagel?” then proceeds to make a mean face? Well, we’re here to prove Nigel and others wrong. Bagels are morning gifts from the food gods and they pair really well with coffee. As we celebrate National Bagel Day, here are a few restaurants we know that make some of the best bagels in town.
For many people (we included), Artcaffe has a special place in their hearts. You want to head here in the morning on your way to work, for lunch, after work for their fire cocktails… We just can’t get enough! For your breakfast option, we suggest you try their smoked salmon bagel sandwich or have that as a mid-morning snack.
Location: All their outlets
Contact: 0712 143839
Coffee & Bagels
It’s as if they knew National Bagel Day was around the corner or they heard we were typing up this list! This aptly named spot is all about fantastic bagels filled with eggs, crunchy bacon and fresh slices of avocado. The coffee shop is picturesque and Instagram-worthy and it’s one of the top places we recommend for a great cup of freshly brewed coffee!
Location: Lenana Road
Contact: 0759 366383
You will fall in love with the ambience at this restaurant. The interior has a touch of classic materials, giving it a timeless appeal. The same can be said about their food; it never disappoints and neither do their bagels. Start your day with fresh salmon tucked into a warm bagel with lettuce, avocado, cucumber dill and honey mustard.
Location: Ngong Road
Contact: 0705 999997
When you want to escape a little from the city, this is the place you head to. It’s a fresh breath of air just within Nairobi and on National Bagel Day, you’ll do yourself a favour by getting their bagel with some cream cheese and salmon. Book lovers will also find this restaurant perfect a nice long read on a chilled afternoon.
Location: Loresho Ridge
Contact: 0740 345168
Wasp & Sprout
If you’re feeling brunch-y today, we have the restaurant for you. There’s no better way than to start your day with some cinnamon bagels served with eggs, caramelised onions, baby spinach, mushrooms and quark. Your palate will thank you for this wonderful treat so go and make National Bagel Day unforgettable.
Location: Loresho Ridge
Contact: 0799 873422