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Bagels & Brew

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21771 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2782
+1 949-951-8985
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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Lake Forest, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the first local hangout I was introduced to when I moved to Lake Forest in 2002. My youngest was in Kindergarten at Rancho Canada Elementary. Bagels and Brew was the best hangout for us moms, especially when we had to meet to discuss activities for the kindergartners etc. The menu has grown since then, but the food and... More 

Thank lkumar64
Orange County
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here for bagels often. I enjoy that, but recently, our office had some meetings and catered several lunches from here. I was so surprised at the variety. Bagel shop - you think sandwiches, etc. NO! I was very surprised. One day, we had an enchilada platter, served with rice, salad, and several salsas. The next day, there was... More 

Thank Kristena H
Dana Point, California
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192 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Bagels and Brew countless times. Usually for lunch where my typical go-to items are chicken caesar salad, asian chicken salad, burger and but. All are fresh and very tasty. Omelettes are good here in the morning. They offer a very good catering service for just about any size of group, and the quality of food and service... More 

Thank Tom M
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is always busy! It runs like a well oiled machine. Thankfully they are on the end of the shopping center and have lots of parking. Bagels, Omelets, Sandwiches are outstanding!

Thank Kevin M
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We come for breakfast a lot, the omlets are amazing big enough to share and come with a fresh bagel of choice. My granddaughters love coming here fir all the flavors of cream cheese. We came at 11:00 on a Wednesday morning, wow!! The sandwiches are just as amazing as the breakfast plates and the potato salad was a home... More 

Thank Beverly S
Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Had the pleasure of eating here on a recent trip to Irvine, CA. I found the bagles to be fresh, tasty and crusty. The menu is wide and varied. There is no issue with having what you want in the filling. The tea is great too.

Thank cjatel
Lake Forest, CA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A huge selection of bagels and different cream cheese toppings, wide variety of breakfast / egg dishes, a huge assortment of salads and both hot and cold sandwiches -- even out-of-this-world hamburgers! They have all kinds of coffees, smoothies, and the best chai tea ever! Those who live in this neighborhood KNOW where to go for the best. No to... More 

Thank 2ndHoneymoonForUs
Lake Forest, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great coffee and breakfast dishes especially the oatmeal which is served with toppings you choose. The bagels could be fresher so ask what's fresh and sometimes you need to ask for double toasting. Great place and fast service . The lunchtime sandwiches are awesome too.

Thank Robert B
Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Every breakfast bagel sandwich I've tried has been delicious. And the rainbow bagels are pretty ....

Thank viat0r1966
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place! It's always very consistent. My favorite bagel is the Hawaiian bagel- has pineapple bits and coconut. Their omelets are fantastic- I get the omelet with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and Avo!! Yum!!

Thank wassup15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21771 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2782
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-951-8985

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