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Better Bagels

Lange Mare 96, 2312 GT, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 737 0172
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bagels” (64 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lange Mare 96, 2312 GT, Leiden, The Netherlands
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Proper yummy bagels, generous portions, and very friendly staff, particularly the owner. Place in it self is cozy and warm if you want to eat in.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Great small bagel shop, where the owner makes great bagels by hand. Better than most bagels I had in the US. Staff is very friendly.

Thank Jaja000
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Will definitely try the bagels next time since it was just the wrong time to eat anything. Coffee tasted very good and cookie was amazing. I worked inside for an hour not noticing I only sipped a coffee since it was also very quiet. I...More

Thank nicodvisor
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Been there for lunch. Tiny restaurant with bakery. The owner really knows how to serve a bagel! And a proper cup of cappuccino!

Thank Stephan D
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The bagels was really amazing, it tasted great, and I could tell it was really fresh. The staff are super polite and helpful, and the bakery's location is right in the city's centre.

Thank Dimitrios K
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Better Bagels while visiting some friends in Leiden, this place makes the best bagels that we ever tried. If you get lucky you even get to see the saw cutting bagels in half.

Thank Ptbodyguard
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a place to try if you plan to visit Leiden. The bagels are fantastic, many different variations to choose from, made with high quality ingredients and at the right price. My wife is coeliac and they even serve delicious gluten free bagels.

Thank SitoCH
Reviewed 14 September 2016

People working here are friendly and the bagels are just amazing! You can choose the kind of bread you like (natural, with sesame etc) and what you want inside (eggs, bacons, meats, cheese etc). The bagel of the day could be funny to try (for...More

1  Thank LorLn R
Frank_Zweerus, Eigenaar at Better Bagels, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thanx 'LorLn R', for taking the time to write a review about us. It is very much appreciated. Frank Owner.

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This coffee shop has a really intimate atmosphere, by having a few seats and darker lighting. This is a good thing as it blends in well with great coffee, friendly service and the cake is great. I will definitely come back if I'm in Leiden.

1  Thank Christopher B
Frank_Zweerus, Eigenaar at Better Bagels, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thanks very much, Christopher for taking the time to write a review about BetterBagels. It is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We had an early Saturday coffee and bagel here. Bagels are made freshly in an open kitchen, great. Very good coffee and a free refill on the house before noon. Very friendly staff.More

Thank Jaja000
Frank_Zweerus, Eigenaar at Better Bagels, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lange Mare 96, 2312 GT, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 737 0172
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BetterBagels are bagels made from the best ingredients without any unnecessary additives. We use organic flour and honey as our main ingredients. Since we use the traditional New York style process to produce BetterBagels, the dough develops for at least 12 hour to get its full flavor. Each bagel is than boiled, baked, turned and baked again. This gives BetterBagels their characteristic bite and delicious taste. BetterBagels are made fresh at the Village Bakery in Leiden where you can follow the production process in an open bakery, while you enjoy your coffee.
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