The Beigelry

8:00am - 3:00pm
Shop 19 Topham Mall Adelaide 5000


When the nine wire baskets behind the counter are empty, that’s it. The Beigelry is sold out for the day.

Owners Brendan Petty and Hong Pham – former bakers at Coles and Baker’s Delight – start their day at 1am, hand-rolling up to 500 bagels at their kitchen in Greenacres. Beyond plain bagels, they stick to the classics: blueberry, cinnamon raisin, poppyseed and so on.

Petty fell for the baked rings after two years working and travelling in Canada and the US. He’d like to produce the Montreal-style bagels he first learnt to make, but they require a pricey wood-fired oven. Rest assured – the duo’s dense, chewy New Yorkers are no downgrade.

Once they’ve finished baking, Petty and Pham head to the Central Market to collect New York-style fillings from Barossa Fine Foods. These include pastrami, mustard and cream cheese; turkey and cranberry; and smoked salmon and cream cheese. Due to repeated requests, they also offer Aussie takes such as smashed avocado with feta. You can also pick up a soft drink or cold-brew coffee.

There are just a few stools on which to enjoy your bagel and watch commuters hurrying through Topham Mall. The bare-bones space opened in mid-2015 with the help of Renew Adelaide. Technically, it’s still a pop-up, but we’re optimistic it will find a better home, complete with an on-site kitchen to stop those baskets from running out. In mid-2017 Petty opened a second, takeaway-only outlet in the Adelaide Railway Station.

Updated: August 7th, 2018

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