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New York Bagel Cafe
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8430 Gateway Blvd NW Edmonton, AB T6E 4B4 Canada
8430 Gateway Boulevard NorthwestCAAlbertaEdmontonT6E 4B4
Coffee Shop, RestaurantToday 9AM–9:30PM
Tuesday 9AM–9:30PMWednesday 9AM–9:30PMThursday 9AM–9:30PMFriday 9AM–9:30PMSaturday 9AM–9:30PMSunday 9AM–4:30PMMonday 9AM–4:30PM
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Eggs, bagels & popular weekend brunch are the draws at this laid-back cafe serving 3 meals.- Google
"I ordered a veggie burger with potato salad."
"There were onion and tomato slices half inch thick."
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Christina Seal
2 weeks ago
What a strange experience! My husband and I wandered over here before heading to the market. This place has some great potential, but has a few things to work on. Atmosphere: Seems great! I love the vintage charm, old coffee/tea apparatuses, the old worn hardwood and antiques. However, the charm of the atmosphere is greatly discounted by a number of tacky signs printed and posted up - everywhere. There are 4 at least by the door, demanding that you must order 1 entree per person during x hours, signs saying no strollers are allowed, signs saying no food allowed, etc. It is very unwelcoming and quite tacky. Prices: The signs were made even worse given the "fine dining" prices of the cafe - between 19-22 on average per entree. I think 16-18 is a more reasonable price range, and more on par with other brunch spots. I felt that everything was overpriced, and felt that I was being "nickel-and-dimed" for everything - $2 surcharge to split a meal, 20% gratuity for parties of 6 or more, and I heard that there was a $3.50 charge for hot water for the girl behind me - these are off of the market and unreasonable for a few other reasons... Service: Our server was very friendly, but there was room for improvement! For instance, we sat at the door for a good few minutes after coming in, and we were not acknowledged despite multiple servers walking back and forth. We actually went up to someone to ask if it was a seat yourself type of operation. Once we were seated out server was friendly, and did fairly well at answering questions and anticipating our needs, but there was one point where she awkwardly asked my husband if he wanted more water when his glass was empty - instead of simply refilling it, as you'd expect. Minor, but just indicative that the level of service did not meet the expectations set forth by the menu pricing. It was also very strange she brought me a take out container, instead of taking the plate to the back to box it up. Food: I thought the food was good. I had the Cafe Borgia which was interesting and tasty, and there was a good sized portion of food, along with a variety of fruit (dragonfruit, blackberry, raspberry, cantaloupe, watermelon, blood orange). My husband said maybe next time we could probably just share, it was so big - to which I laughed and said, we couldn't, didn't you read the sign?! Overall, I won't return to this business, because I found it to be fairly unfriendly and unwelcoming, and trying to charge prices for which it really doesn't offer the equivalent experience for. I would recommend skipping the NYBC and visiting some of the friendly market vendors instead! And to NYBC: please figure out who you are. I'm sure it's frustrating to deal with rude and inconsiderate marketplace visitors, but we aren't all like that - and those of us who aren't will not be likely to return to a place that treats its customers with such contempt. Remember - no customers, no business!
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Jerry Zinger
a month ago
The decor was very pleasant, however, the portions served were unnecessarily large. A place with a name like "New York Bagel Cafe" is indicative of a lighter fare. When we arrived around 11:00 am we were intending on ordering one larger meal for myself and my friend was only interested in having a toasted bagel. Apparently, this particular bagel house does not serve solo bagels and she had to order a full entree which completely removes customer choice. All in all the meals were mediocre. Additionally, the espresso I had was, if not the worst, very close to the worse that I have experienced. Edmonton has some of the best espresso houses anywhere. This standard could easily be adopted by the New York Bagel Cafe. Had I been dining alone the single entree would have been sufficient. Why would a friend wanting to join me, and only ordering a single bagel, change that? At no time during our lunch was there less than 2 empty tables, so the minimum order per diner is not well managed. Until this dining restriction changes, I will not be returning, whether alone or with friends.
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Farzana Ladha
2 months ago
First time visiting the cafe after getting a recommendation from a friend. Service was great and we loved the food. The house coffee was amazing. A little bit pricey but was worth it.
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Agnes Lednicky
2 months ago
I've only come here for breakfast--and I always get the eggs benedict. It is phenomenal. Deliciously fried and seasoned potatoes, nice fruit array and tasty eggs benny. Highly recommend to any breakfast/brunch lover
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philip donison
a month ago
After hearing about how amazing this place was, my wife and I finally got a chance to come eat here. The atmosphere was rustic and had a welcoming feel, but the customer service was poor. I found they were pushing on many items. During peek hours you must order and entrée. Now for the food!!! Well it was good but not $20 dollars good. And I ordered the house coffee, only to get half a cup of coffee for $4.50 and my wife who had a dairy allergie ordered with soy was $5.50. Yet again cup was maybe half full. I would not really recommend this place to anyone. Also good food isn't the only thing that keeps a place like this open. The customer service must be better or I see this place gone in a few years.
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Nikita Romane
a month ago
absolutely amazing. small hole in the wall place with great food. The menu is indeed on the pricier side but it is well worth the money. Very vintage, very wholesome, and its a fantastic adventure to explore their menu.
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S Griff
3 months ago
If I could give no star, I would!!! This place doesn't deserve a star! The worst experience ever. I'm not gonna say anything about the food because the experience made it horrible. The service was the worst ever. We were ignored, looked down upon, waited for 15 min for coffee and never got our water. When my 8 year old son dropped his bagel, the rude waitress brought him another one and charged us $6 for it. When I inquired about the charge, the response was " yup six dollars" Really!!!!!!! I've been a server for 20 years and I've never seen service this bad. I will make sure that everyone I know will know about how horrible this place is and I know a lot of people in the food industry. There is a lot more horror to this experience but I refuse to spend another minute thinking about this place Who ever the owner is, you need to step up and train your staff to respect customers Never again
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Panda Russ
2 months ago
Had brunch there on a Saturday morning, the service was admittedly not so quick, but it was friendly and courteous the whole time. The food was fantastic! Really good hollandaise sauce on sausage and smoked gouda, the portion was huge, potatoes crispy and delicious, and some neat, kind of unusual fruit on the side. It's not a cheap breakfast but we felt it was very worthwhile.


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