This weekend we hit up The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. while were in South Beach (unfortunately we had to leave early, so we couldn’t hit up Joe’s Stone Crab as planned). It was 9:30 am and the outside tables were full, but the inside was fairly empty. We grabbed a table near the entrance, where we had a view of their fancy water filtration system. They filter tap water so it has the properties of Brooklyn water, which they use for their bagels, coffee, soda, etc. “It’s all about the water” (sounding like Janice from Friends).
For my drink of choice, I got the best invention ever, their Iced Coffee. I know, I know, bloggers talk way too much about iced coffee! But this one has ice cubes that are made out of….coffee! So simple, why haven’t I done that at home? Plus they have great coffee flavors, from classic Medium Roast to Surfers Delight (caramel & Kahlua flavor). I mixed those two for the perfect concoction.
Then we got our number and waited, and waited, and waited. The South Beach location is wayyyy slower than the Delray location. It took about 15 minutes for 2 friggin bagels. Jay got tuna salad on an everything bagel. He thought it tasted great, after he threw on some salt. Yes, it was 9:30 am, but the boy loves his tuna on a bagel (and loathes cream cheese, oh the horror).
I ordered an Asiago bagel with scallion cream cheese. It hit the spot! The bagel was just cheesy enough. The bagels here are dense and chewy, and keep you full! They are definitely some of the best bagels around. The only problem was that I had a couple burnt bites. That has never happened at their Delray Beach location. I will definitely be back to eat their bagels…hopefully they will open one close to me soon.