Shop 2, 100 Creek Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
+61 7 3220 3757
My second day in Brisbane started off grey and with light rain. Boo hoo. Ah well, I guess we can’t always be blessed with 27 degree days. Additionally, we can’t always be blessed with stumbling across places that make awesome food as my experience at Bagel Nook will attest.
Located in an alleyway behind the NAB building, Bagel Nook is one of many eateries that cater to the corporate breakfast crowd. It’s been a while since I’ve had a bagel and because I wanted something light for breakfast, I decided that this would be the perfect place for a feed before I was to spend the rest of the day running around Brisbane city.
The ham, cheese and tomato bagel is normally $6-something but a bagel and coffee combo was $7.70 so I got that. My latte was Merlo, the Queensland equivalent of Vittoria and my bagel was, let’s just say nowhere near as good as Glick’s in Melbourne. Authentic bagels? I couldn’t tell the difference between mine and the $6.50 ones they serve at Hudson’s Coffee. Boiled bagels? Pfft, more like hard and crumbly to me. Sure, the filling was tasty and sure, the bagel did sate my appetite for several hours that morning but I wish I had gone to the Roll Shop only a few metres down for some Vietnamese pork rolls instead (ah, the beauty of hindsight).