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“Nostalgia in Collegetown”
Review of Collegetown Bagels

Collegetown Bagels
Ranked #11 of 269 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
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!
Reviewed 20 August 2014

CTB is a well beloved stop in Collegetown for breakfast and brunch, and even for meals throughout the day. The outdoor seating is perfect for those balmy summer days, and is equally charming at night with all the string lights on. The food is on point as well - a huge variety of sandwiches, wraps, bagels, paninis, and other baked goods. And really, who can resist the charm of a nicely chalked menu that takes up a whole wall?

The worst thing about CTB is trying to decide what to get. My go-to is the CTBLT - avocado, bacon and tomato-ey goodness.

The service when we went recently was very good too - we had a large party of 10 and they managed to get all of us served quickly and accurately, without much drama (oh no! they were out of sesame bagels!). Quick service is key when feeding a bunch of hungry people. I love to stop at CTB whenever I come to Ithaca, and it's not a mystery why - good food, decent prices, and quick service!

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Terrific selection of breakfast and lunch bagels, a menu that takes up the entire wall. Students and tourists fill the place a go to place near the university.

Thank Bill P
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Service was very friendly on a slow, summer morning. Wide variety of food choices, including being able to get lunch foods for breakfast, which my son prefers. Excellent all the way around!

Thank greenfr0g
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Can be chaotic b/c it is so good! Order on line, then pick up to avoid the lines. Several locations in town.

Thank MELAOKSCPA
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

When I inquired about lunch places on the Cornell campus, a Cornell student said, "Take your niece to CollegeTown Bagels" before her tour."

I thought. . Bagels? I lived in NYC for many years and good bagels outside of the City are rare; and most shops lack NYC efficiency.

We stopped anyway. Yes, they have good bagels, but at lunch they offer great sandwiches and salads.Their lines move fast and the folks are really friendly behind the counter. We were treated as "regulars" (even though we mixed up the complex recycling regs.) That will be our go-to stop should she decide to apply and get into to Cornell!

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Thank razzyblue
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