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Published November 16th 2015
Seriously good nosh
City dwellers, you're in luck. You know how all the cool and quirky little cafes always open up in the trendy suburbs and you find yourself making a mental list of all the great new places you just have to try when you have some time off, only to find that the weekend rolls around and…where was that place you wanted to try?
With a cheeky attitude and some seriously good nosh, Schmucks has opened in the CBD. Image: The Ideas Library
Well guess what, Schmucks Bagels has just brought the quirky and cool to the CBD. Just opening this week, they're tucked away sort of behind the Rydges hotel building at The William, Guests Lane, Rear of 199 Williams Street. Yeah, it's one of those very Melbourne things where it's a tiny bit of a hunt, but not to worry, it's certainly not hard to find.
As the name suggests Schmuck, as in Yiddish for fool, as in you'd be foolish to not get yourself there for these tasty round treats before word gets out and you're queuing for these babies Melbourne hotspot style. And while they'd be worth the queue, here's a sneak peak of the menu.
Better for your breakfast treat or post hangover cure all, the Sausage and Egg bagel Kewpie mayo, lettuce and a sesame seed bagel. Image:The Ideas Library
The coffee is great (Allpress lovers, they serve it up here) and while this little gem might not be enormous in space, it certainly pumps out some mighty bites. The good news is that there is a bit of seating both indoors as well as out so if you need to schedule in a working lunch meeting, you've now got the perfect place.
Veggie lovers rejoice, the Hippie Slicker includes tumeric roasted cauliflower, hummus, watercress, tomato and lemon on a seedy grain bagel. Image:The Ideas Library
If you're a carnivore, you won't be missing out as the Schmoozer is certainly a winner with its hickory smoked beef brisket with Kansas city BBQ sauce, Chimichurri, lettuce and tomato on a seeded grain bagel.
The hearty Schmoozer at Schmucks. Image:The Ideas Library