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Bagels & Brew

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21771 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2782
+1 949-951-8985
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been several times since moving to the area 6 months ago. They have far more than just bagels. My favorite is probably the breakfast burrito that I customize. Most omelets or other plates come with fresh fruit or a bagel. The portions are more than generous and there is a good amount of seating. Their slogan is something like,... More 

Thank laurennedwards7
Lake Forest, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My 4 Year Old Daughter and myself, LOVE the unicorn bagels. So colorful and delicious. Just a tip, you can preorder and pick up if you are having a gathering, which makes it really easy and convenient. Just remember to ask for them to be precut, if that's the way you like it.

Thank Sue1225
Orange County, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

There are 4 bagel places between my house and my office. I almost always choose Bagels & Brew when I am in the mood for a basic bagel and cream cheese, or when I am in the mood for a bagel sandwich. The food is always fresh, and the customer service is excellent.

Thank Cush
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I had coffee, an omelet and a bagel - it was delicious! I will definitely be back to this place on my future travels!

Thank Chad L
Mission Viejo, California
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very popular bagel restaurant for locals where you have the option of dining in or sitting outside on the patio with friends.

Thank larrygilbert
Lake Forest, California
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268 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is not your typical fast food restaurant. It's great salads, sandwiches and bagels carefully and tastefully prepared at a quicker than sit down restaurant pace. On the weekends, this place is very busy and crowded. Patience leads to a great bite to eat. One observation--why is the music for the food preparation clerks sooo loud that you can hear... More 

Thank Denise B
Foothill Ranch, Ca
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We have been coming here for years and years! I love the jalapeño bagel with Nova and egg! The place is usually jam packed with all kinds of people and their dogs.

Thank katherinec222
Lake Forest, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Always enjoy Bagels and Brew. The menu selections are varied and the food is good. Sometimes a little slow but worth the wait.

Thank theschneiders7
South Bloomingville, Ohio
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Family took us here for breakfast and we returned on our own for lunches a couple more times during a brief visit to the area. The *huge* menu can seem daunting but it seems whatever you select will be delicious.

Thank KathyLivesInOhio
Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times. Food and drinks are consistently very good = reason for 3 stars. Organization and customer experience suffer a bit. Most employees are very young and organization/ customer service can be good or not so good. Most employees are trying to do a good job but can get overwhelmed. Often there are long lines at... More 

Thank Lydia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21771 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2782
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-951-8985

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?