Papa's Bagel Bar

5 May 2015 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia

I am still yet to take full advantage of living walking distance to such a large variety of food places and boutiques. But finally having some free time this May, I thought it would be a good time to start.

Papa's Bagel Bar opened early this year. With no lack of competition on eateries in the area, it stands apart as one of the only Bagelrys around. Papa's is tucked into a small side street off of the main Hunter St which only serves to make the rustic style bar all the more cosy.

The open style kitchen means that you can watch the kitchen staff rolling and preparing all the bagels that are made fresh in store. All of the freshly baked bagels means that delicious smells are constantly wafting through the cafe and out onto the street, drawing in new patrons as they walk along Hunter St.

I ordered the Smashed Avocado, with rocket, tomato and shallots. I'm always a big fan of anything with smashed avocado. If you come in expecting traditional New York style bagels, you'll be disappointed as that's not what these are.

Instead of the common chewy, soft baked bagels best known in the states, my original bagel was crunchy and made of sourdough. Definitely a new experience to me as a bagel fan, but I was not upset. The sourdough went perfectly with all of the toppings. The only downfall being (as is with all sourdough) I find it impossible to cut! Even with that gigantic knife. I had to pick up the bagel and bite it, which isn't an issue, but I definitely made a mess. (Sorry staff!)

It was quite different from my regular bagel and smashed avocado breakfast orders, but a welcome change. Completely worth the 10 minute walk from my house. I'll definitely be back to try another bagel from their variety of flavours. Poppy Seed, Chilli Jam, Cinnamon and blueberry, just to name a few.

You can find Papa's Bagel Bar on Facebook & Instagram.

Corner of Devonshire & Hunter St, Newcastle West
Cya! xx

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  1. damn cool

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  2. Stunning photos! Sounds like a nice new bagel experience!

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  3. This looks amazing! So lucky to have this within walking distance of your house. very jealous!! x

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  4. This post has got me craving a bagel right now! This place looks so cute, shame it's the other side of the world for me.


  5. That looks amazing, I love bagels and I love the rustic decor. Shame it's so far away for me!

    Lucy x

  6. You had me at bagel. I love a good bagel, me.

    These both look and sound delicious!

  7. Lovely photos! The bagel looked delicious!

  8. The place looks amazing and the food looks delicious! <3

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  9. I wish we had places like that here in Essex! Sounds divine. I love the sound of the blueberry combination one :) xx

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  10. Hiya babe, place looks lovely, nice review
    thanks for sharing this with us.

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  11. This place look so beautiful :) xx

  12. I really love well designed places like this! And the food looks so yummy too :3 followed u on bloglovin x3 xx

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  13. What a fun place - it looks like a really great place to relax for a bit! The bagel looks delicious as well! :)

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  14. This place looks really good, that plate of food especially!


  15. this place really looks greart :) I feel so hungry now :D

  16. Oh my goodness this looks amazing!!!

  17. OMG bagels are the best! Yum. They're one of those things that I dream about finding a great bagel, and when I do I get order phobia and can't decide whether to order the sweet or savoury topping and end up sad and anxious. Haha. I need to let that go and just eat one of each. Obviously.

    Beautiful pics lady! Gorgeous post.

  18. I love bagels. There is something so weekend about them, and the more cream cheese the better!

  19. Beautiful photos and lovely words
    Keep up the good work Tegan !

  20. Love everything about this place, the name is fun and the food looks great! If I do make it to Australia soon I'll have to check this out!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

  21. This looks fantastic! I love finding cute new spots, and that bagel looks delicious! Great post :)
    xo Kiki

  22. I dont quite know if it is a legend or reality that a bagel equals 7 slices of bread, but I do not care. I LOVE bagels in every single combination-especially when avocado is involved!
    Great post, made me feel a bit sad I am so far away from Australia. It is my dream location to visit one day..

  23. That looks amazing! And it sounds like you have a wonderful month ahead of you. Hope you'll get to check out a lot of cool new places:)

  24. These photos are stunning. I love the vintage, easy vibe Papa's Bagel has. Now I just need to hop on a plane to eat there. :]

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  25. You're so beatutiful, thanks for sharing this :)

  26. omg this looks so delish!!! bagels and avocados are like two of my all time fav foods! your blog is lovely. :)

    xx emiy

  27. Yum. Bagels and smashed avo... 2 of my fave things! This place looks fab. Thanks for linking up to the ultimate rabbit hole! X


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