We may not boast the vast amount of bagel shops that New York City does, but the South Bay definitely has its gems.
So, whether you’re looking for a hearty morning meal or want to venture to a new breakfast spot other than your trusty House of Bagels — here’s your go-to guide for local bagel shops around San Jose.
🥯 City Bagels, 52 W. Santa Clara St.
This downtown gem for those in the know offers a selection of bagels, sandwiches, and pastries — all with quick service. If you need a beverage to wash down your baked good, you can also order an iced coffee, smoothie, or boba tea. Pro tip: Stop by this shop for its discounted bags of day-old bagels.
🥯 Regal Bagel, 125 Bernal Rd.
This NY-style, family-owned bagel shop in South San Jose has been serving the community since 2001, priding itself on its traditional baking methods + savory bagel-wiches. Try this: The marinara or pesto bagel with sun-dried tomato spread.
🥯 Bagel Guys Bakery, 1702 Meridian Ave.
This spot was previously named as one of the top 5 breakfast sandwich shops in the Bay Area by the Mercury News — and for good reason. It offers some of the best locally made, specialty cragels — the delicate hybrid of a croissant and bagel.
🥯 Saratoga Bagels, 12840 Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd., Saratoga
Known for its generous serving size, this spot makes 20+ kinds of bagels each day with fresh ingredients — along with omelets, pastries, salads, wraps, coffee, and more. Try this: The Steak Bagel, with NY steak, roasted onions and mushrooms, melted Swiss cheese, and mayo.
🥯 Cramer’s Bagels, 495 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
This shop takes its bagels to the next level. The NY-style shop offers bagel pizzas + even bagel burgers for those who want to swing by for lunch. For those on the go, Cramer’s also offers a self-service coffee and tea bar, which is located next to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station.