How about brunch? How about coffee and bagels? We are talking no ordinary bagels here: These gourmet creations are practically oozing with flavor and a second stop in the Diostar Dumplings Boston series. 🙂 They are prepared in a delightful little establishment known as Bagelsaurus. The charming micro-bakery is located right in the middle of Porter Square in Cambridge (part of the Boston metropolitan area). Easy access commute through the red train line.
Open six days a week (Tuesday—Friday from 7 am to 3 pm or sell out, Saturday—Sunday: 8 am—3 pm or sell out), Bagelsaurus is the brainchild of Mary Ting Hyatt, former kitchen manager at Cutty’s sandwich shop in Brookine Village. Bagelsaurus bagels was voted for the best in Boston in 2015 and apparently, they are hiring.
On a slow day, you can typically order you food rather quickly….
But at peak hours, the cafe is bursting with customers each time; the locals confirmed that hungry mobs are a regular occurrence there. Still, even when the line is out the door, and the wind is knocking your hat off, every minute is sure worth the wait.
Pick a bagel, any bagel, an get ready to jazz up your tastebuds. The staff is nice and friendly. Plus you get unlimited coffee refills!
You will find such classic favorites as the everything bagel, cheddar garlic, (an instant favorite!), cinnamon raisin, poppyseed, pretzel, pumpernickel, onion, and black olive. Now, spread the spice and everything nice with a plain, scallion, veggie, or honey rosemary cream cheese. Then, go crazy with whatever toppings you like, and dive in!
So here we are: finally in from the cold, and salivating with a full house room. Packed into our seats like sardines, we’re going for two different bagels and coffee (from Philly’s own Todd Carmichael), for sure.
The Hot Smoked was an irresistible pile of Boston Smoked Fish Co. finest hot smoked salmon, along with scallion cream cheese, pickled red cabbage, fresh dill, and red onion atop the everything bagel ($11.00).
The Classic Jumbo ($6.00) was a sweet and savory medley of a free range over-medium egg, Cabot cheddar, mustard butter nestled on a garlic cheddar bagel. You can add a side bacon (+$2.00) and avocado (+$2.00), if you like.
Next morning, we hightail it to Bagelsaurus, bright and early. We came back for seconds! Our orders were every bit as delicious and delightfully messy– messier, actually– this time around. Here’s what we got:
Eggspanola ($6.85). The sandwich was definitely my favorite– even topping the Hot Smoked from the day before. A succulent garlic cheddar bagel was toppling over with a free range over-medium egg (silky and gooey), Maplebrook feta (tangy and salty), pimento aioli (flavorful and faintly briny), parsley gremolata (fragrant and crisp), plus a creamy avocado (+$1.65).
Chicken Salad ($8.50) was a classic combo of textures and flavors. It included dill, tangy currants, spicy dijonnaise (Dijon mustard & mayo), zesty house-made pickles, crispy leaf lettuce, and a sweet, zingy red onion +cheddar/feta $1.25.
The deal at Bagelsauraus gets even sweeter, as you can order a mixed baker’s dozen (13 bagels) for $25.00 with cream cheese spreads (8 oz. for $5.00). Your breakfast and/or lunch will be covered for the next week, no doubt. We brought a little of Boston back with us to Philly.
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Boston is a great place to visit. It’s more than clam chowder and baked beans. This town has a lot of history and attractions. The people are friendly and the food is tremendously delicious! There is something about the way the make their bagels, which consist of a crunchy texture on the outside and soft like a pillow inside. Baked freshly on the premise daily. If you’re a sandwich guy/girl, Bagelsarus is a MUST place to visit. Go there early if you can to avoid the lone line, but it’s well worth the wait!