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Best Ugly Bagels

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3A York Street | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always 1st choice for breakfast when we visit Auckland, always excellent, great coffee, food never disappoints, love this place, look forward to next time

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Thank Michelle O
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These bagels are certainly fresh and the staff are quick, fast, friendly and knowledgeable. Wish they had a proper breakfast bagel with eggs and bacon - although they cate more to the artsy 'smashed avo' crowd. A little pricey for what you get - a normal bloke would probably need to order two to feel satisfied - but nonetheless -... More 

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Thank Razza M
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a hipster place, cool to go once or twice, especially since you can see them bake the bagels. The staff is friendly and they have a nice little garden. The prices are a bit high, but I guess you are paying for the trendiness.

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Thank barsegh
Toronto
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hey...I'm from Canada...I have eaten many, many Montreal Style Bagels (including in Montreal)...These are legit...dense, chewy and delish! The Holey Smoke (Smoked white fish, crème fraiche, lemon zest, fresh basil and parsley) was a delight and really, really good. Worth the money and just a short hop from down town Auckland. This is a great place for flavourful, honest food!

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Thank etobianToronto
Raleigh, North Carolina
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Ugly had a lot of promise for us. Close to our AirNB, covered outside eating, Quirky vibe. My husband is lactose intolerant and asked for no butter. Nope, not possible! Everything is made to a formula and food preps can't be asked to alter the process. Not impressed with the coffee either. I'll take a good old NYC bagel... More 

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Thank prescott52_10
BESTUGLY, Manager at Best Ugly Bagels, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. I'm not sure how you got the impression you cant make menu alts like no butter? You are welcome to add or subtract anything on our menu and it happens hundreds of times a day. Sounds like something got lost in translation perhaps? Apologies. Ok coffee. Im guessing it you are from the States? Now i... More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love bagel sandwiches. We were dying to find a place and this one more than did the trick. (we ate a Best Ugly, but not this location in Auckland) So far, 5 days into my vacation in New Zealand, this was by far the tastiest and most satisfying meal I've had. I took a menu and we bought bagels... More 

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Thank carries52
BESTUGLY, Manager at Best Ugly Bagels, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review Carrie. Everyone loves the Chickaboom! More 

Castro Valley, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Found this little gem of a Bagel Shop just a short walk from the SOFITEL Hotel. Cute quirky place with covered outside eating. The employees are very energetic. Loved the "Yodi".

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Thank cjkrimm
BESTUGLY, Manager at Best Ugly Bagels, responded to this review

Thanks for the review CJ. The Yodi is a firm favourite of the staff here too! More 

Launceston, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Obviously the best bagels in town. Awesome vibes. Great setup. Delicious, cheap bagels, can't go wrong.

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Thank KirraJane
BESTUGLY, Manager at Best Ugly Bagels, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review KirraJane! More 

New York, New York, United States
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We loved the vibe, friendly staff and the delicious food here -- I got the king salmon and flat white. Even coming from NYC, we were still quite impressed with the unique flavor and taste of a finely crafted bagel and the ingredients to make our sandwiches. Enjoy!

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Thank ckwokers
BESTUGLY, Manager at Best Ugly Bagels, responded to this review

Thanks for the review guys. So glad a Montreal style bagel hit the spot for New Yorkers! More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Call in for coffee and bagels What a wonderful experience . The staff were out of this world . Fantastic service , brilliant attitudes, a real pleasure to be there. A real credit to the owners . It's been a long time since I was served by happy , knowledgeable waiting staff. Bagels were Devine , great to see them... More 

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Thank Brenda M
BESTUGLY, Manager at Best Ugly Bagels, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review Brenda. Great to hear our hardworking staff are making a difference! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3A York Street | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Description
Bagel Cafe

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?