Glicks Cakes and Bagels

325 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 3 9614 0533

I went to the Calvin Klein sample sale today at their Melbourne HQ but didn’t buy anything because all the stuff they had was sht so to those who are planning to go but haven’t done so, DON’T BOTHER. For lunch, I went to Glicks Cakes and Bagels on Flinders Lane because I’ve been hearing how GOOD their challahs are by none other than my token Jewish mate, Jono. Now, Glicks is a bagelry that’s been operating in Carlisle Street for yonks and is highly respected in Melbourne’s Jewish community. I’ve heard so many good things about their baked goodies, particularly their challot (sweet braided bread)but have never had a try to give them a try. But now that they have a store in the city, I have no excuse but to try their stuff. You can get a plain bagel for 80 cents but their filled bagels aren’t that expensive either. There are different things that you can fill your bagels with (but no pork products including ham!) but I decided to get my old time favourite, smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers ($7.50).

This humble bagel made me so full! The pieces of salmon were so thick and juicy and ooooh, don’t get me started on the bagels! They were soft and chewy, exactly how a bagel should be. None of this hard, stale crap that you get from coffee houses (not making names but *cough* Hudsons Coffee *cough cough*)!
I eat too much.


  1. s_l_v
    March 13, 2008

    Also I went to Glick’s today! I got 2 plain bagels as well as 1 with egg mix + patty (for myself) and one with avocado + salad (for my mummy). My GOD they were tasty! And you’re right, the bagels were chewy and soft and not hard and crusty like the ones I’ve had, and the prices were pretty decent! I think all up the 4 bagels were $13.20 or something, so it’s really reasonable. And I didn’t even finish my egg mix + patty bagel before I was full! Soooooooo going to make that my new favourite joint to go to

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