EveLovelle was invited to dine as guest at Bagelicious
If you are a frequent reader of mine, you would have known how much I love bagels. I was excited to try out when Yonathan invited me and a plus one to Bagelicious’s
second outlet at Hawthorn. Bagels are commercially recognised today but not many know that they are traditionally a Jewish type of bread that originated in Poland. They are popularised in New York and in the present, you can spot them in almost any developed and developing cities in the world. Bagelicious
provides an extensive array of bagel types, from Plain; Sesame; Everything Grainy; Onion; Cheese; Wholemeal; Sourdough Rye; Cinnamon & Raisin; and Blueberry. For a gluten free option, add an additional dollar. You can have them in many different fillings for breakfast, lunch, brunch. The availability of sweet and savoury bagel, as well as cold or hot fillings ensures full customization and you would not get bored of their choices. I suggest to have the sweet bagels with coffee, or savoury bagels with iced smoothies. That had definitely got us going through the day.
The cafe is small but it has plenty of seats outside. The rule is to order at the cashier and food will be served to your table.
Toffee Latte, 4AUD
I don’t usually have toffee, so when I see one, I knew I had to order it. Toffee isn’t as strong as caramel so the balance of the dark coffee and the sweet toffee was just right.
Iced Mocha, 4AUD
Jan absolutely loved his Iced Mocha. You could clearly see the distinction of the coffee below, and the chocolate on the upper half. The mixture was perfectly sweet, but the coffee shot disallow one to feel cloyed up.
Soup Of The Day
Soup of the day was lentil soup with plenty of crushed vegetables in it. We were also given crispy bagel croutons to dip.
Chicken Mexican Bagel, 12.90AUD
My Mexican Bagel consist of grilled chicken with mashed avocados, tomato, lettuce, onions and aioli sauce. I picked this bagel called ‘The Everything’, that had several types of grains surrounding it. There were sesame, poppy and others you would find in a multi grain bread. Every bite was enjoyable and you get to truly taste all the different ingredients all at once.
Smoked Salmon Bagel, 9.90AUD
Jan’s favourite bagel combination always involve cream cheese and smoked salmon. He picked the onion bagel and aside of the smoked salmon, it was served with cream cheese, spinach, red onion and capers. The cream cheese and salmon combination was remarkable, but our sinister side wished that there could be more salmon and less capers.
Blueberry Bagel With Pineapple Cream Cheese, 4.50AUD
We weren’t done yet, Yonathan insisted that we should try their sweet bagels because it is part of their specialty. I was surprised of how the purplish colour forms just within but not in its exterior. Our minds were amused and equally amazed with how good pineapple goes with cream cheese. Pair it with the Blueberry Bagel and it was just, phenomenal.
Cinnamon & Raisin Bagel With Strawberry Cream Cheese, 4.50AUD
The Cinnamon & Raisin Bagel on the other hand was quite robust and you can instinctively smell the cinnamon even before eating it. It went really well with the Strawberry Cream Cheese and we enjoyed it too. At the end of the day its up to you, but let me be bias here and I insist that you order the Blueberry Bagel instead!
We experienced top quality bagels because all that we tried were delectably crispy in its exterior, whilst it was soft and chewy within. Bagelicious at Hawthorn had just opened its premises for about just almost two months now. It was an expansion of its first store at Elsternwick. I highly recommend Bagelicious if you’re looking at an inexpensive meal whether to have in or take away. After all, you have to agree that not many things are better than bagels and coffee!
646 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Melbourne, Victoria 3122
Tel: +(61) 03 9818 0066
Mon to Sun: 8am-5pm