Opened back in 2011, Brown Bagels in Melbourne's CBD finds the sweet spot between newfangled, experimental and bare-bones tradition. Its lox bagels ($13.90) and sweet bagels ($8.50) — such as strawberry Nutella and banana peanut butter — are comforting and familiar, but there are novel choices, too. Korean beef ($11.90) sounds daring, but the sweet and soy umami taste of the bulgogi melds perfectly with a chewy seeded or sesame bagel for a gratifying KBBQ-hybrid bagel.
Brown Bagels is the 'just right' option for friends with hyper specific-bagel cravings, for pals who don't want to push the boundaries, and for your sensation-craving buddies who want to try something new. It also has your morning cup of joe looked after with beans by Coffee Supreme.