13 Como Parade West
Ahh BAGELS! Bagels, bagels & more bagels! It’s about time Mentone upped the cafe ante’ with a hot new idea. Welcome to Huff Bagelry! It’s cool, it’s hip & boy is it fresh.
A friend of mine bragged on instagram that she’d discovered this gem. I was instantly jealous & instantly curious. Just how many options can a bagel have? And, is their coffee good?
I discovered within a few days of Huff opening that bagels have endless options! Not just the ‘Bagel with a shmear of cream cheese’ that screams New York stereotyping. Huff Bagelry has plain bagels, garlic encrusted ones, seeded ones, bagels with onions on top, pizza bagels just to mention a few. And then you need filling, of course. Cream cheese plays a big part in the menu~ no complaints here. Theres salmon, capers, cheese, tomato, roquette, chicken, bacon, scrambled eggs, avocado, tuna, jam.. the list goes on, but i wont ruin the surprise for you!
And as a soy drinker, my latte’s are often hit & miss. I kid you not, the soy coffee’s here are delicious & they already have me coming back for more… as do the salmon bagels! They’re my personal favourite.
The establishment itself, is pretty big & echoes quite a bit because of the large space, so it can feel a little loud. Personally, it would be pretty nice to see some rich coloured couches in there to help soak up some of the white noise & also you could lounge on them while catching up with a friend~ and especially with winter on the way too, it would give it a warmer, more inviting feel. It’s clean & crisp which I like very much. The colours work really well together & I love the ‘feature wall’ which looks half done, I really like that concept. It wouldn’t be a review if didn’t mention the small details~ the succulent plants dotted on the tables add some spunk to Huff Bagelry as do the gorgeous staff. They’re friendly & very welcoming.
I’ve already been back a few times & I’ll be back again soon.