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“Stick to the bagels and coffee” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Collegetown Bagels

Collegetown Bagels
Ranked #16 of 260 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Fast food
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: High quality, unique sandwich options for every palette. With three locations in Ithaca, NY CTB has become an Ithaca institution. Many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available. Fair-trade coffee, sustainable business practices, and fun bustling atmosphere. Friendly staff and fast service, CTB has everything you need for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. See you soon!
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Stick to the bagels and coffee”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

They do some things really well, but the scrambled eggs taste like they came from the Cornell dining hall. Probably powdered, but if not, it's a close approximation. Really spoils the breakfast wraps.

Lines can be long, but don't turn away because of that. Things move along pretty quickly. My advice is to stick to what's in their company name. Other food is hit or miss.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael810
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English first
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great NY bagels and deli”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is pretty far North of NYC, but the bagels were still good and authentic. The service was very friendly, the sandwich choices dizzyingly varied. The coffee was also organic and delicious. A great breakfast/brunch option. The customers are mainly locals and university students.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank H R
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New Jersey
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472 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Very good for VERY casual quick food with student atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Great quick college town eatery. Nice outdoor seating on good weather day. Order inside and they will bring food to your table.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ams44
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Ithaca, New York
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169 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Cool place to hang”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

When I first arrived in Ithaca, a business friend asked me to meet him at CTB. That was my only experience of the place so far and it was a good cup of coffee, sweet folk behind the counter, and a generally cool atmosphere to meet and hang.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank muz4now
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great place for quick meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has Deli, Bar, TV, Ice Cream and Great Sandwiches and Bagels.. you can't miss going here for a great meal. The restaurant is on a corner right next to Cornell Campus. It had nice feel of college town.

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Thank ilovecc
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