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  • Bagels, Sandwiches, Kosher
  • 121 W 19th St, New York NY10011 40.741189 -73.995671
  • (Btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
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  • (212) 633-4330
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User Ratings (Based on 8 reviews)

Food 3.7 Value 3.6
Service 3.4 Atmosphere 3.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 633-4330
(917) 834-3915
Cash Only
Sun-Thu: 7am-8pm Fri: 7am-3pm
Breakfast, Lunch
Catering, Delivery, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Books and Bagels

    Posted by Nuchem on 11/15/2011

    High hopes shot down

    I work near this place so was very excited when it opened. It seemed promising and the owner seemed very genuine in wanting a high quality food experience. in the 2 (I think) years since it has declined rapidly. First, they stopped opening at 7 (the listed opening hour) which is extremely annoying since I will sometimes go out of my way to get a bagel in the morning and find them closed at 7:30, 8:00 even as late as 8:30.I dont mind if you open at 8:00 or even 10:00 but dont say you open at 7:00. The food used to be very fresh but since you can see everything (which is good) you can also tell that the lox is old, the pasta salads, cream cheese, etc, have been sitting for a bit. aside from the freshness, the food is ok overall. The soups btw, are probably the best deals, they're good and only $6

  • Books and Bagels

    Posted by Panini eater on 10/19/2011

    Sorta tasty, but overpriced

    I found this on Menupages and decided to check it out. I went for lunch, it's bright and clean, but there were ONLY $8 paninis - you could get better choices and value at a corner deli. I got there around 3:15 and there were only 2 other customers in the store, and it looked like they were getting ready to close. I got the smoked salmon panini, which did not come with the pesto I was told it would come with. Go if you're kosher (I guess, I'm not); otherwise save your money and time. There's a lot of potential here, so I hope it improves.

  • Books and Bagels

    Posted by sara on 07/21/2011

    Best Kosher Caffe

    books and bagels cafe is the best Kosher Cholove Israel in the city. Food is fresh every day and you can get anything you ask. bBest bagels in town "The real Thing" Plus the Paninies & toasted grileed chease remind you of Israel. I loved the Jazz Music or the classical. its clean service is great. and its open on time every day for my great coffe and bagel. its about time to have such a great place in the city.

  • Books and Bagels

    Posted by Chaim on 12/22/2010

    Hardly a bagel shop

    While this place works because it's kosher. If it were not kosher, it would not be open. They dont make any of their own food other than mix their own chunk light tuna ( they wont use solid white tuna because of price). they dont have a real kitchen so everything is prepared on hot plates. i do go back because there's no other kosher in the area.

  • Books and Bagels

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2010

    Unreliable service

    Don't expect them to be open at 7am! 8:30 now and it's still dark. Hard to rely on them for breakfast when you have no idea what time they open from day to day.

  • Books and Bagels

    Posted by NYCMOM on 07/21/2009

    Great coffee

    The coffee here is really excellent- you can tell it's high quality coffee.

  • Books and Bagels

    Posted by Rachel on 03/18/2009

    Great Soup

    A nice place to have lunch; if you're in the area there aren't many kosher options. And the soups are really terrific. Oh, but don't be confused by the title, its not really a books store, though they sell some books, its not a used book store plus cafe.

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