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Jun 22, 2014 11:57 AM

Bagels coming to Cambridge?

My SO returned from coffee with a local foodie with the news that a REAL bagel maker is eying a location on Mass Ave between Harvard and Porter Sqs. Anyone know more?

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  1. Hmmmmm, interesting! I haven't heard anything about this, but now you got me curious--I'll ask around.

    1. Most likely a permanent spot for Bagelsaurus

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      1. re: Snooch

        Is this a guess? Do you have more info? I know she's stated she'd like her own shop at some point, but anything beyond that?

        1. re: mkfisher

          And why not one of the unleased storefronts in Brookline Village to stay close to Bagelsaurus' loyal customers? (he said selfishly)

      2. According to Eater Boston today, Bagelsaurus is indeed coming to the Porter Square area at 1796 Massachusetts Avenue ( That's currently listed as the address of a branch of Rosie's Bakery; I don't know if Rosie's is closing that location or if the Bagelsaurus shop will share a street address with it.

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          1. re: owades

            Has anyone else not been impressed by Bagelsaurus bagels? I know that there are not many places for bagels in Boston, but I didn't find they lived up to the hype. I grew up eating bagels in NYC, and am not wowed by the Montreal style bagels at all. I feel like the Whole Foods house bagels made by Iggy's are of the same style/quality as Bagelsaurus.

            1. re: ColoradoXJ13

              I had a not so great experience that I posted in another Cutty's/Bagelsaurus thread. My bagel was extremely chewy. Like comically chewy. I got the one with lox and even the lox was just ok. Maybe I just had unfairly high expectations as the Cutty's breakfast sandwich is a top 5 in Boston for me and their lunch sandwiches are superb as well.

              1. re: ColoradoXJ13

                I thought the pretzel bagel was very tasty, but the others are just okay. And they're not what I think of when I think of real bagels (though I've only had NYC bagels, not Montreal... is that what Bagelsaurus is?). Still, that pretzel bagel is super delicious.

                1. re: maillard

                  I found them to be ok. They had a twinge of sour dough to them and I don't like sour dough. My new favorite bagel place is in Framingham. Brooklyn Water Bagels. They were the best I've had in years. It's in a small strip mall on a small cut through road that's next to Kohls off of Rt 9.

                  1. re: catsmeow

                    Agreed about the sourdough (both its presence and not liking it). I will check out the place in Framingham. My favorite is still Rosenfeld's, though I haven't been there in a few years (I just fill up on bagels when I'm in NY).

                    1. re: maillard

                      My fav use to be Rosenfelds(if eaten fairly quickly before they get stale) or Katz's in Chelsea. Brooklyn Water Bagels are several levels above them.

                2. re: ColoradoXJ13

                  Too big. Too chewy and too much interior crumb. The pretzel bagels are nice in a "pretzel" way. Also, too expensive. Not impressed though I like Cutty's generally.

                3. re: owades

                  According to Mark Levy at Cambridge Day, Bagelsaurus is taking over the Rosie's space and aiming for a September or October opening.

                4. when in last week, the woman in front of me asked if she was staying in bline village when cambridge opens and she said yes.