After the success of its flagship store in Richmond, Melbourne bagel joint Bissel B has expanded to Elsternwick.

Brother-sister duo Jess and Ryan Kurban found an ideal location on Glen Huntly Road to serve up their popular New York-inspired menu.

“With how busy Richmond was, we always knew we wanted to open a second store,” Jess says. “My dad and brother came out here to have a look … and we signed the lease almost straight away.”

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Previously home to Benjamins Patisserie, the Elsternwick shopfront was completely gutted and reimagined for the launch of the new bagelry. The classic Bissel B green can be seen throughout, with warm tones and natural light adding to the eat-in experience.

Brown leather seating wraps around the walls, with an open-plan kitchen putting the process front and centre. You can also perch on the sunny street-front benches outside.

Bagels are supplied by the nearby Savion Cakes & Bagels, with most of the menu named after parts of New York. The Lox & Schmear is a crowd favourite – stacked with house-made salmon gravlax and lashings of dill-and-caper cream cheese.

The Midtown is loaded with chive cream cheese, smashed avo, crispy onion and chilli oil; the Wall Street is a big handheld brekkie filled with a fried egg, sausage patty, hash brown and American cheese; and the Hudson is a BLT with garlic mayo. Less traditional bagels include the Meatball and a PB&J option. Also on the sweet front, expect chunky cookies by Carlton North’s Proof Bakehouse.

Bissel B is closed from Friday December 23 to Wednesday January 4.

Bissel B Elsternwick
312-314 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick

Mon to Fri 9am–4pm
Sat & Sun 8am–3pm
Sunday 8am-2pm