6 Spots for Bagels in Rhode Island

Pick up a celebratory dozen in honor of National Bagel Day on January 15.
Montreal Style Bagels On A Plate With Cream Cheese And Coffee

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When you’re in need of a delicious-yet-filling breakfast to go, stop by one of these local bakeries.


Rebelle Artisan Bagels

Rebelle Artisan Bagels carefully chooses each ingredient — from King Arthur’s Sir Lancelot flour to brewer’s grade malted barley to in-house blended Everything spice mix —before hand-rolling, boiling and baking their bagels in-house. The Eastside bakery also likes to experiment, playing with different flavors inspired by favorite foods, seasonal ingredients and local producers to come up with unique varieties like pumpernickel bagels and maple and sea salt cream cheese spreads. If you’re looking for a little something sweet on the side, order a junk cookie and/or a handmade pop tart and pair them with hot or iced coffee from Borealis.
Hours: Friday and Monday, 7:30 .m.– 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; closed Tuesday through Thursday.
Details: 110 Doyle Ave., Providence, 401-349-1263, rebelleartisanbagels.com


Providence Bagel 

Though just Providence may be in the name, this beloved bakery has a few Ocean State addresses. But no matter which one you choose to visit, each location aims to provide high-quality, freshly made products and first-class service. According to owner Chris Wietecha, their bagel is made from the freshest local ingredients, using proprietary recipes developed in conjunction with one of New York’s most famous bagel bakers. They also offer a Bagel V.I.P. program where customers can sign up to receive updates on exclusive events, secret menus, special offers/discounts, loyalty rewards and more.
Hours: Providence and Kingston, daily, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.; North Providence, daily, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Details: 695 North Main St., Providence; 1480 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence; 99 Fortin Rd., Kingston, 401-421-2222, providencebagel.com


Bristol Bagel Works 

Bagel making has been Bristol Bagel Works’ passion for nearly thirty years. The shop prides itself on using only the finest and freshest ingredients to make their bagels and pastries daily. Find varieties like plain, cinnamon raisin or sugar, spinach, poppy, sesame works, onion, garlic, salt, cheddar broccoli, blueberry, cranberry walnut and multigrain. Smother your choice with spreads like Cream Cheese (plain, scallion, olive strawberry, you name it), butter, margarine, grape jelly, raspberry jam, strawberry jam, marmalade, Nutella, peanut butter or hummus. If you’re in the mood for something hearties, they also offer egg sandwiches and Boar’s Head deli sandwiches.
Hours: (Winter) TuesdaySunday, 7 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Monday
Details: 420 Hope St., Bristol, 254-1390, bristolbagelworks.com


Cafe Tempo Coffee House 

Cafe Tempo Coffee House is a re-creation of the former Bagel Factory. It has the same owner and the same handmade bagel recipe, but also now offers up a new concept and extended menu of breakfast sandwiches, frozen coffee drinks, smoothies, chai, protein shakes, baked goods, desserts, soups, lunch sandwiches and more. Grab a fresh toasted bagel and espresso and stick around for a while to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and free wifi.
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 6 a.m.–8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Details: 32 Toll Gate Rd., Warwick, 737-0109, cafetempocoffeehouse.com


Bagels, Etc

A family owned and operated Deli & Coffee Shop since 1989, Bagels Etc. create all their bagels from scratch and bake them fresh daily with love, not preservatives. Have your pick of plain, blueberry, poppy seed, spinach, garlic, everything, cinnamon raisin, asiago cheese, whole wheat variations and more. But make no mistake, they aren’t just a bagel shop (hence the “etc.”): they also serve up a wide variety of soups, salads. sandwiches and wraps.
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 7 a.m.– 1 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday
Details: 259 County Rd., Barrington, 247-1213, bagelsetcbarrington.com

Coffee ‘n Bagel Connection

The connection between coffee and bagels is undeniable. Find the bets of both at this quaint shop off Boston Neck Road in Narragansett. Their bagels flavors run the gamut of savory to sweet (think jalapeno, sunflower, blueberry and cinnamon sugar), while specialty brewed coffee flavors include hazelnut, French vanilla, snickerdoodle, peanut butter banana milkshake and more. You will also find build-your-own breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, avocado toast, doughnuts (from RI Guys Donuts) and pastries.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.–1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.–2 p.m.
Details: 1175 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, 782-9920, coffeenbagelconnection.com