5 and Dime Bagel Cafe
Katherine ok, Melbourne
Someone sat eating a gorgeously delicious looking bagel in the lunchroom at work the other day. So naturally I had to know where it can from. “The little laneway off Flinders lane”, I was told.
Along a row of, what I imagine will become popular and regular, lunch time haunts in The Archway for the population at this end of the CBD, is 5 and Dime Bagels.
We caught the lunch hour rush (we got there at around 12:30pm) with a line of hungry patrons up to the door. Luckily for us there were still lots of bagels on display in the window (I was told they were sold out last week!). I ordered a dill bagel with a generous spread of scallion and horseradish cream cheese topped with salmon and red onion recommended by the helpful and friendly staff.
It was bagel heaven!
There were these sweet little slices on the counter bench top that look like what I can only describe as homemade Pop Tarts!!! I’ll have to come back to try them out next time! We had our little impromptu picnic right outside the cafe.
Biting into my lunch made me think about all the Sunday mornings that mum would wake us up with warm bagels and spread waiting on the breakfast counter. I used to love eating the blueberry ones. I can’t remember where she bought them from all those years ago but the ones I tried today were so good I can’t wait to go back and take some home for the family!
You can purchase 5 and Dime Bagels from a few locations in the CBD and also at some farmers markets. Love the simple yet rich interior of this place.