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Better Bagels Bakery

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Lange Mare 96, 2312 GT, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 737 0172
Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Will definitely try the bagels next time since it was just the wrong time to eat anything. Coffee tasted very good and cookie was amazing. I worked inside for an hour not noticing I only sipped a coffee since it was also very quiet. I will definitely come back

Thank nicodvisor
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Been there for lunch. Tiny restaurant with bakery. The owner really knows how to serve a bagel! And a proper cup of cappuccino!

Thank Stephan D
Leiden, The Netherlands
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The bagels was really amazing, it tasted great, and I could tell it was really fresh. The staff are super polite and helpful, and the bakery's location is right in the city's centre.

Thank Dimitrios K
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Better Bagels while visiting some friends in Leiden, this place makes the best bagels that we ever tried. If you get lucky you even get to see the saw cutting bagels in half.

Thank Ptbodyguard
Lugano, Switzerland
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44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a place to try if you plan to visit Leiden. The bagels are fantastic, many different variations to choose from, made with high quality ingredients and at the right price. My wife is coeliac and they even serve delicious gluten free bagels.

Thank SitoCH
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

People working here are friendly and the bagels are just amazing! You can choose the kind of bread you like (natural, with sesame etc) and what you want inside (eggs, bacons, meats, cheese etc). The bagel of the day could be funny to try (for me it was a tex-mex one, really spicy and also really good ;) The sausage... More 

1 Thank LorLn R
Frank_Zweerus, Eigenaar at Better Bagels Bakery, responded to this review

Thanx 'LorLn R', for taking the time to write a review about us. It is very much appreciated. Frank Owner. More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This coffee shop has a really intimate atmosphere, by having a few seats and darker lighting. This is a good thing as it blends in well with great coffee, friendly service and the cake is great. I will definitely come back if I'm in Leiden.

1 Thank Christopher B
Frank_Zweerus, Eigenaar at Better Bagels Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks very much, Christopher for taking the time to write a review about BetterBagels. It is very much appreciated. More 

Breda, The Netherlands
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354 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We had an early Saturday coffee and bagel here. Bagels are made freshly in an open kitchen, great. Very good coffee and a free refill on the house before noon. Very friendly staff.

Thank Jaja000
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Bedankt dat je de tijd hebt genomen om een review over ons te schrijven. Het wordt zeer gewaardeeerd. Niet alleen... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Just gorgeous, lovely friendly staff and amazing food. Multilingual menus were very handy, a really good drinks selection too. Planning a rather long detour to come here again in September!

Thank foxflakes
Bonn, Germany
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Bagels with the perfect texture. We came at 10 when they opened and got some right out of the oven. Sigh. It's making me hungry just writing about them.

1 Thank Laurel D
Frank_Zweerus, Eigenaar at Better Bagels Bakery, responded to this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lange Mare 96, 2312 GT, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 737 0172
BetterBagels are bagels made from the best ingredients without any unnecessary additives. We use organic flour and honey as our main ingredients. Since we use the traditional New York style process to produce BetterBagels, the dough develops for at least 12 hour to get its full flavor. Each bagel is than boiled, baked, turned and baked again. This gives BetterBagels their characteristic bite and delicious taste. BetterBagels are made fresh at the Village Bakery in Leiden where you can follow the production process in an open bakery, while you enjoy your coffee.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?