September 26th, 2006

It’s Bagel Time

Sesame bagel

When I first moved into my apartment two years ago, I was happy that I had several food choices within walking distance, a change from my previous home. My first discovery in my new neighborhood was Bagel Time.

“You’re new in the neighborhood,” Mel, the owner, told me as I paid for my bagel that first time.

I was impressed by his observation. He asked where I lived, what I did; it was small talk. He then gave me his card and told me to call in my orders anytime. I’ve moved five times in Miami and I’ve never felt so welcome.

Now this neighborly place on the corner of Alton and 41st street on Miami Beach has become the place to take out-of-towners for Sunday breakfast, the stop before work when I need breakfast — as I did this morning — and where I occasionally pick up a tray of their delicious muffins as gifts.

The bagels are good and fresh — real bagels in the words of my editor, who recently moved from New York and had swapped her bagels for cuban toast because she said she hadn’t found good bagels in Miami. She approved of these…

I love Bagel Time most for breakfast on Sundays. Expect to wait a little for service if you go close to noon time. The place gets pretty packed. I like their omelettes, french toast and best of all their chocolate chip pancakes. The chocolate chips are not mixed in with the pancakes but sprinkled over them so that they melt with their warmth right before your eyes… I think a visit is in order now that the family will be visiting.

Bagel Time isn’t open on Saturdays (unlucky for me). It’s open Sunday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays until 3 p.m.

Bagel Time
3915 Alton Road
Miami Beach
305.538.0300

[tags] bagels, breakfast, miami, restaurants, kosher [/tags]

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2 Responses to “It’s Bagel Time”

  1. Paula, we are neighbors!!! I love Bagel Time!!! You are right, the owner is the sweetest!

  2. They have the best French Toast in the country!!!! I love this place….

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