LES Bagels

2/F The Podium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

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LES Bagels
3.8
4.0 Stars

6 Reviewers

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Category:
Bagel
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+639951600048

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Kids Menu:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Manfred M.
4.0 Stars
9

I was invited to a unique food event at the Podium, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City. This time, we had bagels for breakfast. Lots and lots of bagels at LES Bagels. the restaurant concept is highly unique. The menu is mainly composed of these doughnut type dishes which come in different flavors complete with different sauces and fillings. The origins of the dish came from Europe but this was transplanted to America in the early 20th century by European immigrants who came to seek a new life in the country. The restaurant is owned by the same group that owns the wildly popular Borough in the Podium.

According to the owners, the restaurant was conceptualized from their travels to New York. There, they learned about bagels as a breakfast dish enjoyed by people living in the city. The dish has become so popular that it has been served in different flavors with different toppings. Since they enjoyed the dish so much, they started to introduce it in Manila as a restaurant brand. Their flagship branch is in Tuscany Hill, BGC while the Podium branch in Ortigas opened just sometime this year.

The bagels are baked fresh everyday in their BGC branch This is to ensure freshness and tastiness. Another interesting thing about the restaurant is that the menu was conceptualized by a Jewish chef with German origins who settled in the Philippines. He loves bagels so much that he made more than 10 different dips and 10 bagel variants for discerning customers. Take note that the dips are made of a cream cheese base mixed with different flavors such as scallions, truffles, fruits, herbs, smoked salmon, raisin, and caviar even.

During the taste test, we were made to try out the plain, sesame, chocolate, raisin, whole wheat, garlic, black sesame, "everything", pumpernickel, and blue berry bagel variants. These were toasted to a crisp and served fresh off the oven. The bagels were priced at 40 php save for the whole wheat which is sold for 60 php. The dips were much pricier. Customers can choose whether these are served on a plate or on the bagel itself. Also, the dips on the plates can be served at small, medium, or large variants. The cheapest dips were sold for 160 pesos while the most expensive ones were served for 1150 pesos for a large amount. Since we were lucky, we had almost all of their dips served for our consumption. I'd say I loved the blueberry bagel as my personal favorite. The crisp exterior was filled with a juicy and moist blue berry filling. Also, dipping it with the sweet blueberry dip (160 pesos for small) was truly heavenly for me. As one who loves and swears by the tastiness of blueberry, I can truly say that this awesome combination made my month.

My second place favorites include the garlic bagel mixed with scallion or chives dips. I also love this spice overload; and I attest to the explosion of sharp, tangy flavors while eating this combination. For those seafood lovers, the smoked salmon dip caters to the palate. Fruit lovers can try the strawberry dip variant or the apple cinnamon one. Bacon lovers can get a fix through the bacon cheddar dip. In sum, the bagels were simply the pastries where you put the tasty dips while the latter served as a the source of slightly salty and awesome flavors.

Dessert was also tasty in this place. We had the oatmeal cookies, chocolate cookies, and brownies. While still not officially offered, we were able to savor these new creations. I especially loved the cookies for their outburst of sweetness. I'd definitely go back to savor more of these bagels and desserts.

LES Bagels is located at 2/F, Podium Mall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City. You can visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/lesbagels.

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Marti M.
4.0 Stars
3

LES Bagels is a fresh alternative to traditional bread stores. With French-inspired menu, LES Bagels has made the bagel more than a simple unflavored donut as some would quote. The place has simple cozy interiors with ample lighting. You'll have the whole place to yourself on weekend mornings but the place gets busy on weekday afternoons to early evenings.

The tomato pizza bagel that I got was all worth it! The bagel is not too hard like in most authentic French bread stores. The fresh tomatoes with dried basil bagged the taste on this one.

Sadly, there is no other coffee variant except for their brewed coffee. I was craving for a cappuccino pa naman. Their brewed coffee is not strong at all. I wish they served free refills!

The tomato bagel pizza cost me P190, and P95 for the brewed coffee. Quite steep for the size of the serving. But with the fresh ingredients and good service, I was quite satisfied. Considering that this branch is located in a mall, opening time is at 10am. Yes, they do accept deliveries but delivery time is limited to mall hours. Their other branch at McKinley Hill (Tuscany Estates) opens earlier though, according to the server.

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Pat G.
2.0 Stars

The signs posted outside the store says it opens at 8am and delivers to Podium offices.

Apparently, they really open at 11am and you have to wait for 5 hours before your order gets delivered because the delivery person will come from McKinley store?!?! Ummm...šŸ¤”

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Mica C.
5.0 Stars
2

Too cool for the usual sweet treats for officemates? Well, Les Bagels is perfect and my fave office merienda. The most convenient and closest to the New York bagel bought in front of Central Park at 8am are these array of bagels from Les Bagels. Yum! Just top them with Cream Cheese and Salmon and you're in heaven. The Pumpernickel variant is my favorite.

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Edwin I.
5.0 Stars

It was quite a pleasant surprise to see that LES Bagels opened a branch at Podium. I love their New York style Bagels, particularly their Pumpernickel, Whole Wheat, and Everything (made of whole wheat, seasoned with garlic/onions, and topped with toasted sesame). I love eating these bagels with their Lox Cream Cheese spread, Caviar Cream Cheese Spread , and Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread.

This branch is among the few dining spots in Podium that opens quite early (even before the mall opens). They open at 8am thus making a perfect spot for some freshly baked bagel stop over for breakfast.

They also offer some sweets and coffee. Unfortunately they don't carry my favorite pastry from their McKinley Hill branch -- the Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
3.0 Stars

I've always been curious with Bagels when my friend raves it from her New York experiences. She used to work for a Bagel store.

Am not quite sure if they will last. It's a new market. It's selling more expensive bread with a variety of cream cheese filled with different ingredients and flavors. They also have sandwiches.

I had their best selling Black Russian bagel which was a bit bitter but complemented well with JalapeƱo and Cheddar. The small at 160 is not enough though as the bagel was too thick. Medium serving at Php 300 made more sense taste wise but could be impractical pocket wise.

The brewed coffee was too bitter for me. Nothing I would rave about.

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