Craving a freshly-baked bagel? Check out these top spots in Singapore for our favourite ones.
When you’ve got a case of the munchies, you can never go wrong with a bagel. You can have ‘em sweet, savoury or topped with your favourite ingredients. What’s not to love? This brunch staple is the bomb. But if you’re not sure where to go in Singapore when the craving for a bagel hits, don’t fret! We’ve got you covered with a list of the city’s best.
Where to find the best bagels in Singapore
Tanjong Pagar is a treasure trove for foodies, and Beigelhaus is one place you should hit up. This Muslim-owned cafe offers bagels with innovative names and premium fills. Fancy getting the Chilli Con Jovi? Or perhaps the Cocky Balboa is more up your alley. There are schmears like kombu butter and s’mores, as well as vegetarian-friendly options too.
Beigelhaus, #01-02, 144 Robinson Road, Singapore 068908
2. Keen Bagelry
We’re in love with this hidden bagel shop in Bugis, which sells Japanese and New York-inspired “bagelwiches”. Its menu isn’t extensive, but Keen Bagelry’s offerings are stuffed with ingredients such as smoked salmon, marinated chicken leg, and scrambled eggs. You can customise your bagels by adding tomatoes and sliced cheddar, or an additional protein. Best to get here early – the bagels sell out within hours after it opens!
Keen Bagelry, 730 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198698
3. Two Men Bagel House
You can’t go wrong with your order at Two Men Bagel House. Its bagels are baked fresh daily and come with different topping combinations for the ultimate flavour explosion. Chow down on The Veteran, a shoyu pork bagel served with a sunny side up egg, Chinese cabbage and mayo. Or if you want something classic, go for the Lox – a fan-favourite combination of salmon and cream cheese. Delish!
Two Men Bagel House, multiple locations including Novena and Tanjong Pagar
4. Dutch Colony Coffee Co
We’re no strangers to the brunches at Dutch Colony. It’s a frequent go-to for a warm cup of coffee, a slice of cake and uber satisfying bagels that’ll fill you up any time of day. Our favourite? The pastrami bagel topped with spring onion cream cheese, sauteed onions, and a generous serving of beef pastrami. It’s perfection on a plate.
Dutch Colony Coffee Co, multiple locations including Frankel Avenue and Our Tampines Hub
5. Baker’s Bench Bakery
This homely yeast-free bakery in Bukit Pasoh serves some of the best handcrafted sourdough bakes. Think banoffee danishes, broccoli and cream cheese flatbread, and petit grandma apple tarts that pair well with a warm cuppa joe. And of course, we can’t forget its myriad sourdough bagels. They come in flavours like plain, everything, cinnamon and raisin, cranberry and walnut, and cheese. Now all we need is a dash of cream cheese!
Baker’s Bench Bakery, 6 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089820
6. Baker & Cook
The next best thing after sliced bread has to be the sourdough bagels at Baker & Cook. These babies are handcrafted using natural wild yeast, and are oh so chewy from the fermentation process. Get them in a pack of four in flavours like plain, onion sesame seed, and grains and seeds. We often have ours topped with a dollop of jam or peanut butter.
Baker & Cook, multiple locations including Core Collective Dempsey and Chip Bee Gardens
If you thought we’d forget Sarnies, think again. We’re already dreaming of its homemade sesame bagels! Add them on as a side with the Eggs Ben-jamin – a classic eggs benedict with baby spinach, bacon jam and bearnaise sauce – and you’re all set. Or if you want something smaller, try the mortadella bagel featuring layers of mortadella with basil pesto and cream cheese. You can thank us later.
Sarnies, 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
8. Wild Honey
This won’t be a good list of the best bagels in Singapore without a mention of Wild Honey. We often find ourselves dreaming of its spicy Shakshouka with chorizo and braised eggs! When the craving for bagels comes calling, it doesn’t fail us either. The I Love New York features creamy scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and caramelised onions on a bagel – you can even switch it up for a gluten-free one if you’re sensitive.
Wild Honey, multiple locations including Mandarin Gallery and South Beach
The bagels from Onalu have our hearts (and stomachs), and it’s easy to see why. There’s a bagel for everyone here. Want something sweet? Have a Jam & Nutty bagel topped with house-made jam and almond butter. Need something heavier and meatier? You’ve got to try the Deviled Spam – a hearty combination of spam, cheddar, Monterey jack cheese and mashed deviled eggs.
Onalu, #01-11, 60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178900
10. Able Bagel
Place an order with Able Bagel for some “holesome” goodness – get it? These fresh hand-rolled, homemade bagels slap pretty hard. Our top pick has to be the Bella Mio – a new addition to the menu that features spicy pork sausage stacked with scrambled egg, parmigiano reggiano, and rocket. Wash it all down with Able Bagel’s very own oat milk cold brew.
Able Bagel, order online
11. Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee
Fill up on good music, coffee and bagels when you make a trip down to Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee. A must-try is the stacked fried chicken bagel. It’s a glorious combination of crispy chicken topped with pickles, cheddar, homemade sauce and slaw – and it’s worth every calorie. Don’t forget to browse through the vinyl record section before you leave.
Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee, #01-07, Katong Point, 451 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427664
Get off your couch and satisfy those bagel cravings at these top spots in Singapore!
[This article was originally published in 2022 and updated in 2023 by Sufyan Saad.]