Feel like a Funky Family at Bagel and Brew
Bagel and Brew is a real Salt River special, located in the up and coming industrial area of Salt River. Bagel and Brew is all about giving you what you need to get you up to speed, whether it’s a coffee in the morning or a beer in the evening.
The vibe inside Bagel and Brew is electric, in the sense that you feel you can talk to anybody. I walked into Bagel and Brew, had a long chat with Bongi the barista about his passion for coffee and then Brian the owner walked my way and greeted me like a long-lost friend. This was before I’d even mentioned I was from Coffee Shop Blues.
A collection of different woods fill the floor, line the walls and allow for people to sit and interact. Bagel and Brew is a hipsters paradise with bicycles hanging out like they’re part of the family, couches chilling like they’re made to be cool and people dressing like their grandparents did back in the day.
Bagel and Brew is an all day, all night kind of a joint too with coffee, beers and bagels being the main aim of the game. They’ve got a fantastic outside sitting area for those looking for some sun or a great bar/chill area inside for those looking to sink into a couch with a beer, whiskey or wine to forget their day ever existed. There’s tons of space, lots of natural light and a couple great places to meet if you’re on a date or chatting with a mate.
Bagel and Brew is a Salt River coffee shop that really optimises what coffee shop culture is all about. The staff at Bagel and Brew welcome everyone that walks in with open arms and ensure you get what your mood deserves.
Coffee & Food:
The coffee is sweet and soft on the tongue, perfectly prepared coffee by Bongi the barista. The latte art leaf is light and lovely, looking almost as if it’s a leaf floating down a river of coffee. The simple white cups and saucers stand alone as if they’re the white canal that the coffee flows through.
The bagels are good, packed full of flavour with every bite. I had a cream cheese & salmon bagel which tasted as if it had been caught yesterday. The actual bagel was delicious and drizzled in seeds that made it look like a kid playing in the kiddie’s ball pit. The combination was an exquisite explosion that left me wanting more. To top it all off, the menu is magic with nothing costing a penny more than R60.
If you’re looking for a coffee shop to have lunch with the rest of the office or if you’re alone and looking for a chat, then Bagel and Brew is the place for you, located on 8 Aubrey Street, Salt River.
Writer: Sebastian Daniels
If you’re looking for something busier with a couple more bargains, check on Ecco il Cafe, located just down the road in Salt River.
If you’re looking for something a little bit more general in Salt River, check out all the coffee shops we feature in Salt River.