8060 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM | Directions 8711135.147603 -106.549268
All the fixings and more at this bagel-driven breakfast and lunch chain. – In Short
These casual and cheery cafes satisfy any carb craving with hundreds of possible combinations. Twenty types of bagel--from sun-dried tomato to asiago to potato--are made to order with an array of deli meats, condiments and specialty "schmears," which come in more low-fat flavors than regular varieties. Signature panini, salads and the popular "bagel dog" tide over afternoon crowds, as do handy to-go lunchboxes for individuals and parties.
It's not a real bagel – The bagels here are too soft -- just a roll with a hole. for real bagels go to bagel Joes or Wolfe's -- this place is not worth the trip
Einstein Brothers Bagels – I am a big fan of Einstein's but they seem to be slipping in their standards. The bagels are great. But they need to pay more attention to the service aspects of the stores here in Albuquerque. More often than not, service gets behind during the rush periods and it takes too long in line to order. Better (more) staffing would be the answer. Also, for some mysterious reason they are ignoring their tea drinking customers. Within the past few months it has become impossible to get simple black tea (ala English Breakfast or Earl Grey)--the stores I have visited carry only flavored teas or herbal teas. The staff explain that is all they receive. Since tea is the new hot market segment in the beverage business, it is surprising that Einstein's is doing such a poor job of serving this segment. My advice: go for the bagels, but bring your tea from elsewhere!
Great CS, great coffee! – The staff seems to be mostly young people (teens, early 20s) but they are always on their toes. Very helpful and polite, always tidying up, etc. The coffee is great too -- better than Starbucks!
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