Actually, The Great Bagel is about more than getting a great bagel, it’s about the experience of going to an atmospheric place, sitting down and enjoying a great bagel along with some good coffee. That concept was inspired by Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company when the owners of the store Seo Youngsoo spent time in New York. With the dancing chandelier and the luxurious seating facing the counter when you walk into the shop, it’s clear that “eating” isn’t the only focus at The Great Bagel. Hand-rolled bagels made and baked directly in the kitchen are on the softer side and served with a variety of cream cheeses. While the availability of the cream cheese can differ based on the season, options tend to range from honey-vanilla to herbs and olives. The sweet cream cheeses have a soft-serve ice cream feel to them and pair well with the tender, golden bagels. Salmon sandwiches and salads are also available. While we say sitting down and staying a while is a must, there are those who choose to call in advance and pick up large orders of bagels to go.