Best Bagel Shops in Melbourne

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Sometimes you just want a decent bagel and that’s not always easy to find, right? Originally heralded from Poland but widely associated with American food culture, the humble bagel is now taking hold right here. But where do you go to get the best bagel in Melbourne? Well, the answer is…we got you. Read on and make your way to your nearest quality bagel shop.

Schmuck’s Bagels


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Take a trek down Guests Lane off Little Bourke Street and you’ll find yourself transported to a purveyor of traditional Polish-style bagels at Schmuck’s. Open 7am-3.30pm on weekdays and weekends, this bagel shop will set you up for breakfast, morning tea or lunch no worries. From the traditional Bagels and Lox to something a little more out there like the vegemite bagel bun, this place has you covered if you’re looking for the best bagels in Melbourne. They have a selection of morning specials and all-day bagels to whet any appetite and are the brainchild of four bakers that teamed up to pull together two separate stores. If Little Bourke is a bit of a hike for you, you can also try their Collins Street store, or even get a catering box sent to you! You can also check out our Scmuck’s Bagels review here.

Schmuck’s Bagels
6 Guests Lane
Little Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000

Open 7 Days: 7:30am – 3:30pm
(03) 8393 1948

Take Two Bagels

Take Two Bagels

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Located on the iconic Lygon Street, Take Two Bagels is sure to please. A one of a kind adventure made with love and dedication, these New York Style bagels are expertly boiled and baked using locally sourced ingredients. These guys are open 8.30am-3pm daily and will give you the full cafe bagel experience. To sweeten the deal, they also offer their fellow Melbournians a free cup of coffee after a positive Google review is left, so you really can’t argue with that. Spread the love and get a free coffee while chowing down on one of the best bagels in Melbourne, what’s there to lose?

Take Two Bagels
105 Lygon Street
Brunswick East, 3057

Open 7 Days: 8:30am – 3:30pm
(03) 9994 8511

Bissel B.

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Bissel B. can be found just a short walk from IKEA and the outlet strip at Bridge Road in Richmond. Yiddish for “just a little bit”, Bissel’s venture into the bagel world is a new one, but they’ve already left their mark, backed by experienced bakers. The owners at Bissel B. were inspired to open their stores after a recent trip to America set their taste buds ablaze for the magic of the glutinous ring. They’re open for cafe-style eats daily, and have a second store in Elsternwick, if Richmond isn’t nearby. Still not convinced they serve some of the best bagels in Melbourne? Here’s what one reviewer had to say:

“I just had the first bagel of my life from your Richmond store, and let me say, I didnt know what I missing until that first bite, fantastic stuff! Very welcoming, fast service and delicious food, will definitely be back. Also the house made pickle was exceptional 🤤”

David, 5 Star Google Review, 2023

Get ahead of the curve and give the newbies on the block a try.

Bissel B
111 Bridge Rd
Richmond, 3121

Open 7 Days
Monday – Saturday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am-2:00pm
(03) 8393 1948

Mile End Bagels

Mile End Bagels by Stefan Sojecki

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Do you like fire? Do you like Bagels? If so, you’re going to love this place. Mile End have put their own spin on the humble bagel, with their Aussie-first wood-fired offerings. These guys are based in Fitzroy, making them the perfect place to drop in for a bite on your way to the local Artist’s Market. They’re open 8am-3pm, so that gives you plenty of time to visit, even after a big night! Continuing with the artery suburbs, you can also find them in the trendy suburb of Brunswick, or put them head-to-head with Bissel’s offerings while you’re in the Richmond area.

Mile End Bagels
14 Johnston St
Fitzroy, 3065

Open 7 Days: 8:00am – 3:00pm
(03) 9419 0780

The Bagel Shop

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Located in the heart of Melbourne, The Bagel Shop can be found on Swanston Street in the city. They’ve also just opened a brand new store on Chapel Street, South Yarra. They offer heaps of options including dine-in, takeaway, and online ordering, making them a fantastic option for avid local shoppers looking to revive themselves with a delicious Melbourne bagel. They’re open 7am-4pm daily, so if you’ve missed the other bagel places, these guys are probably your best bet for finding one that’s still open. A socially conscious lot, the Bagel Shop sources their ingredients from local suppliers, which is fantastic news for the Aussie economy. You have the option of ordering from the menu, or even creating your own custom bagels in this place, so you should be all set, no matter your tastes.

The Bagel Shop
339 Swanston St
Melbourne, 3000

Open 7 Days
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 7:30am-5:00pm

Bagels Baby

Bagels Baby

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If you didn’t read the name of this shop in an Austin Powers voice, did you really read it? Located on Derby Street in Pascoe Vale, Bagels Baby is just a tram ride away from most suburbs in the CBD. Open 8am-2.30pm on weekdays and 8am-2pm on weekends, this place has got you sorted for a breakfast, lunch, or afternoon tea fit for a king. You can get everything from a simple jam on your bagel to an Asian-inspired chicken katsu with authentic panko crust in this place. Of course, being a Melbourne store, you’re going to get a pretty decent coffee here too. They’ve recently opened a second store in Greensborough, so if you’re more North-East of the city than most, this might just be your new favourite local haunt.

“This place is amazing! Never had tried loaded bagels and wasn’t ever a big fan of bagels either, but let me tell you.. This place will not disappoint and changed me forever!

I have tried almost everything on the menu and can without a doubt say that everything is super delicious. If I am ever in the area and these guys are operating, it is a must go-to place for me to get my bagel fix.

Would give 6/5 if it was possible but google review only allows me to give it 5/5!”

Luke, 5 Star Google Review, 2023

Bagels Baby
36 Derby St
Pascoe Vale, 3044

Open 7 Days
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 2:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am-2:00pm

Bagels & Co.

Bagels Co

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If you’re in the Brunswick area, give Bagels & Co. a go. They’re open 7.30am-3pm weekdays and 8am-3pm weekends, and even have an online ordering option on their site, so you can skip the queue and pick up your order right away on arrival. You have the option of dining in or even picking up a bag of bagels to take home with you and prepare later at this place, which is pretty neat. Choose from the wide menu selection or opt to build your own bagel, with a side of chips (crisps) and pickles of course. We loved the Halloumi bagel for something a little different here. While you’re at it, don’t sleep on their Biscoff latte, it’s out of this world!

Bagels & Co
627 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, 3056

Open 7 Days
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am-3:00pm
(03) 8354 9505

Bakes & Bagels

Bakes Bagels

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If you’re in the Thornbury area and after a decent bagel in Melbourne, you’re in for a treat here. Bakes & Bagels is open every day 8am-3pm except for Tuesdays on Miller Street. If you’re further out, check out their second store over in Thomastown. The prices here are super affordable, starting at only $4 for a buttered bagel, and really not jumping too much from there. The most expensive item on the menu is only $14.90, and of course, they do coffee too.

So there you have it, a concise list of the best places to grab a bagel in and around Melbourne. The food item is rapidly gaining popularity locally, and this really shows that, with almost every business on the list opening up a second store. With good reason too – who doesn’t love a decadent feed of bagels and lox over a morning coffee with friends?

Bakes & Bagels
Unit 2/211, Settlement Rd
Thomastown, 3074

Open 6 Days
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:30am – 3:00pm
Tuesday: Closed
(03) 9052 4662

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