"Real bagels are denser than bread because, after proving, the dough is boiled before it is baked," he explained to me.
From 7.30am to 2.30pm breakfast bagels are available for $12.50. There are six choices of fillings including a bacon, egg, cheese and hash brown bagel, an omelette bagel with spinach and mushrooms, and a smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese, poached egg, spinach and sweet honey mustard sauce.
Ordinary bagels are available all day for around $8.50, or you can get a bagel and a regular coffee for only $10. There are about a dozen different fillings, including vegetarian options such as 'The Davies' and 'From the Earth'. Van is about to expand his range to include bagel burgers. Also on the menu are pies and soup.