Treating your tastebuds to the flavours of the world right here on the Gold Coast has slowly become an achievable thing. We have cuisines from all over the globe represented in eateries throughout the city — and for those with a diverse palate and who appreciate variety, it’s only getting better.
If you’ve ever taken a trip to the states — and in particular, New York City — you’ll have likely encountered, if not eaten your way through, a bagel or two. Often a misunderstood food, the humble bagel hasn’t quite gotten a foothold into Australia as it has with our American cousins. Broadbeach’s newly opened O Bagel is looking to change this, though. With an extensive eight months of trialling recipes in the bag, the visual results look like something you ought to get excited about — and that’s before you’ve even taken a bite.
The easy-going grab-and-go concept is the brainchild of a couple who took a trip to the USA (when the world was a simpler place) and had delicious first-hand experience with these little circles of bready goodness. After seeing and experiencing the hype and adoration for bagels, they knew this was something that, if done right, would be well received back in sunny South East Queensland.
Thankfully for us, O Bagel has painstakingly worked out their bagel recipe to the tee. Offering you the chance to bite into some seriously fluffy savoury and sweet bagels baked fresh every morning on-site and available for you to eat in or takeaway. The core range of six bagel flavours includes the likes of sesame, poppy seed, spinach & cheese with currently 14 fillings available for you to mix things right up. So, if you do the math, that’s over 80 different bagels at your disposal!
Fillings are deftly curated in-house, with every care taken to ensure everything you can order here is as real as it gets. The Classy Lox is stuffed with 48-hour cured salmon, hand-churned soft cream cheese, baby capers, tomato, and red onion. Whereas the popular NYC has lashings of house-made egg salad, wood smoked ham, swiss cheese, and tomato relish. For those with a sweet tooth, enjoy your way through the walnut and fig or blueberry cream cheese fillings — textbook Big Apple eating beside a hot coffee and the morning paper!
Besides producing potentially the best bagels this side of Manhattan, O Bagel serves up an agreeable lineup of cold drinks with cold brew drinks courtesy of Two Amigos Burleigh and an array of iced teas being the perfect drop to sip on a hot afternoon.
Only just recently opened, O Bagel has already garnered red-hot reception from those who have dropped in to try their goods. Perhaps the biggest and best remarks have even come from American customers who have rated O Bagel’s goods. Not sure about you, but we warrant that as some serious praise.
Best clear a space in your diary for your next breakfast catch up and fill it with O Bagel in Broadbeach; you’ll thank us later.
When: Every day 7am — 3pm
Where: 2791 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
Words by Alex Mitcheson.