Brick Lane Beigel Bake is one of Brick Lane's most famous eateries, known for its salt beef, pickled gherkin and mustard beigel. Another well-known product is the smoked salmon and cream cheese version. This cafe's simple interior and low-key exterior make the delicious food even more of a surprise.
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Venue Details & Map
Brick Lane Beigel Bake
159 Brick LaneLondonE1 6SB
- +44 (0)20 7729 0616
- Public transport:
- Shoreditch, Underground
One thing in the beginning: if you're used to American bagels, it's hard to compare it to this one.
I was walking on brick lane and asked a lady where to find a good bagel. She told me to go to the store with the big white sign and repeated like five times that it's definitely the best place.
I chose a simple cream cheese bagel and a coke and was surprised about the cheap prices.
OMG. I actually inhaled with excitement when I realised I was going to write this review.
If I could give Beigel Bake any more stars I would.
The queue is long it goes round the whole inside of the shop and carries on outside. However, the queue is worth it. The staff are prepared for the queue and are efficient AND know exactly what to do. We are a conveyor belt of customers to them.
Hmm I can see why this would be a drunken night staple but in the light of day it was dirty. Real dirty.
The woman who served us had black dirt under her fingernails, was wiping her nose on her hand and used the same hand she used to serve us to take our money. It gave us the jebejebies.
Other than that though the bagel bread was the perfect consistency and you did get a whole lot of salt...more
No amount of hype prepared me for just how amazing this beigelmonger actually is. Even during the hectically crowded Brick Lane Market on the first Sunday my lady and I arrived in London, with a line out the door, we found ourselves in possession of a delicious three beigel sandwiches and two teas in a matter of ten minutes. And all for under five pounds. Even after monetary translations,...more
Every feel your in East London and need a cheap eat? Well you've come to the right place! Get the salt beef cause that's what everyone is queuing for... At £3.70 where can you get a freshly made bagel and salt beef with all the trimmings??
Go at the weekend and you are sure to be joining a queue but don't fret it moves quickly. Actually get two so you can eat one standing in the side and...more