Neighbourhood Bagel cuts a pert, colourful figure against the grey stone and concrete of its CBD surrounds. Jars of pickles look out over guests from on high. Cheery staff rock white and red trucker hats. The roof is a dusky pastel pink while the red and yellow of the counter and the front of the store call to mind a certain famous fast-food chain. But one taste of the food on offer and it’s clear you’re not in McKansas anymore.

The menu at Neighbourhood Bagel will be familiar to anyone that’s spent time at a New York bagel shop or deli. Bagels and schmears – cream cheese-based spreads – are a key part of the shop’s offering alongside a handful of familiar bagel flavours, such as everything, sesame, poppy seed and blueberry.

While much of the menu leans into American food culture (check out the peanut butter and jelly bagel, as well as a buffalo-chicken number – two of the wilder items on offer) there’s also plenty of British influence. The salt-beef bagel made with house salt beef, cheddar cheese, dill pickles and mustard is inspired by Brick Lane’s legendary Beigel Bake. The pastrami for the Reuben is house-made; hot English mustard helps jolt the egg-salad into life; and the egg “pancake” in the breakfast bagel sees steamed egg and cheese layered together, similar to Japanese tamagoyaki.

The venue is run by Trindy Adler and Matt Miller, who also run NYC-inspired cafes Little Soho Coffee and Soho Lane.

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Updated: April 19th, 2024

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