CITY WORKS DEPOT, 90 WELLESLEY ST, CENTRAL CITY (also 3A York St, Newmarket)
Do one thing and do it well, that’s the philosophy Al Brown’s bagel empire is built on. Their two city stores are built for spectacle: an open kitchen is a stage for a vocal production line of bagel-makers, who roll, cut, simmer and fire the Montreal-style dough delicacies by hand. Choose from a range of signature artisan toppings that vary with the seasons and enjoy with a cup of Havana coffee.
BEST FOR: Fire-side eating in the winter, takeaway brunch on the way to the beach in summer. Havana coffee