Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

NYC Bagel Deli

Home > Brisbane > Lunch | Coffee | Cafes | Breakfast | Vegetarian
by May Cross (subscribe)
I'm a writer, artist and keen photographer.
Published August 5th 2018
In case of emergency - eat bagels
NYC Bagel deli, NYC, bagels, deli, cafe, coffee, blat, reubens, new york city, ny
Coffee how you like it (May Cross)


I discovered New NYC Bagel Deli the day after it opened in the Brisbane Quarter on 1 August 2018. Brisbane Quarter is a new premier precinct consisting of three towers: residential apartments, offices and a hotel. It is on the old Law Courts site bordered by George, Adelaide and Ann Streets and North Quay in Brisbane, of course. NYC Bagel Deli is located on the ground floor of the precinct and is the first cafe to open in the much anticipated retail section.

NYC Bagel deli, NYC, bagels, deli, cafe, coffee, blat, reubens, new york city, ny


Bagels originated in Poland and travelled to New York City with Polish immigrants. New York has become synonymous with bagels and now Brisbane CBD has it's own NY style bagel cafe. NYC Bagel Deli cooks their irresistible dough rings fresh daily - firstly boiled then baked. You can choose your bagel from a large delectable selection including gluten-free, plain, blueberry, sunflower, poppy seed, onion, garlic and jalapeno.

NYC Bagel deli, NYC, bagels, deli, cafe, coffee, blat, reubens, new york city, ny
Choice of Bagels (May Cross)


Once you've selected your bagel style, choose from the wide variety of fresh and locally sourced fillings on the menu. My favourite is the Premium Smoked Salmon with spring onion and dill cream cheese, capers, black pepper and cucumber on an "everything" bagel for $13. They have all the popular combinations such as BRAT (bacon, roquette, avo and tomato) and Reuben (pastrami, swiss cheese and sauerkraut) and Smoked Chicken with Cream Cheese, among others. Or you can go minimalist with cream cheese "schmears" or spreads. Prices range from $3.00 for a bagel with cultured and salted butter to the Halloumi Brekky at $13.50 which consists of Halloumi, bacon, fried egg, tomato chutney, pickles and roquette.

NYC Bagel deli, bagels, deli, new york city, NY, coffee, fresh juice, cafe
Menu from NYC Bagel Deli (image by May Cross)


They also specialise in Vegetarian filling options. Try Grilled Halloumi, Free Range Egg and Cheese, Cream Cheese and Vegies, Mediterranean or Feta and Avo Rose. Vegans are catered for too: beetroot hummus, avo, capsi, sundried tomato, cucumber, roquette and balsamic for $10. If you prefer a sweet bagel rather than savoury, go for the Sweet Tooth Bagel: espresso butter, cream cheese, poached pear, and berry compote at $9.50. Delish.

NYC Bagel deli, NYC, bagels, deli, cafe, coffee, blat, reubens, new york city, ny
Smiley Staff (May Cross)


The coffee is barista made - and you can have it just how you like it, whatever that is. The coffee is Padre Coffee which was not one with which I was familiar. But I can tell you that my large skinny cap was made to perfection.

NYC Bagel deli, NYC, bagels, deli, cafe, coffee, blat, reubens, new york city, ny
Padre Coffee (May Cross)


If you don't fancy a coffee, they have Eshai tea, thickshakes and juices as well. The choice of thickshakes (with added protein if you like) are peanut butter, chocolate, banana or the lot ($7.00 to $9.00). The fresh orange juice at $5.50 is made daily on the premises.

NYC Bagel deli, NYC, bagels, deli, cafe, coffee, blat, reubens, new york city, ny
Fresh OJ Daily (May Cross)


There is a loyalty card scheme which is a cut above most others around as it's not just for coffees. You can collect a stamp with ANY purchase of $5.00 or more. After 6 stamps, you can claim a free beverage or bagels. A good deal in my book and it gets better with subsequent 6 stamps - see the loyalty card for freebies such as sandwiches or money off.

NYC Bagel deli, NYC, bagels, deli, cafe, coffee, blat, reubens, new york city, ny


They are open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch. Trading hours are Monday to Friday from 6.00am to 2.00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8.00 am to 2.30 pm. The other NYC Bagel Delis in Brisbane are at West End, Chermside and Fortitude Valley. Check out their website here.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  38
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? MMM bagels!
When: Trading hours: Monday to Friday, 6.00am to 2.00pm / Sat-Sun: 8.00am–2.30pm
Phone: 0430 952 864
Where: Brisbane Quarter, 300 George Street, Brisbane
Cost: Bagels $3 - $13.50
Your Comment
Can't wait to try made me hungry reading the article
by lockw (score: 2|140) 116 days ago
PS They also offer catering and delivery.
by May Cross (score: 3|3541) 126 days ago
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions