Growing up in family where the matriarchs were all connoisseur chefs, it was very rare to eat out. Only on special occasions did we find ourselves going to a restaurant and giving our home kitchen a break.
Everyone in the family also had an artistic touch. My parents both danced and played musical instruments and my brother and I wrote songs, sang in bands, recorded and enjoyed the balance of art and hard science.
After working in the corporate world for a while I decided I wanted something different. I wanted to create that same satisfying feeling I had when we got to mix good healthy food with music and song and good vibrations.
Both my grandma Carmela and my mother Rachel were known to invite people spontaneously (sometimes strangers) to a meal. But there was something more to it – My grandmother would be diligently involved in random acts of kindness and charity. She always said “you do something for someone else for two reasons only – because you can, and because you want to…” Not for getting anything in return but the satisfaction that you can help.
And so I created the New York Bagel Café. A place that people call “home away from home”, a place where we have healthy fresh food options, and philanthropy is second nature. We serve it up regularly, LOVE-FRESH-DAILY.
Executive Chef Edwin Manabat
Chef Edwin is a family man with a rich and diverse culinary background. He began his journey in the Philippines where he received both formal and informal/family training.
As a devoted father and son he always wanted to create the very best dishes for his family. He was contracted by restaurateurs to assist in opening fine dining establishments and opened his own restaurants specializing in Asian and Fusion cuisines and refined catering platters. Now he is proud to bring all his expertise to the NYBC Artisan platform. Get ready for new creative culinary specials that will wow your taste buds.
Bagels Made Fresh Daily!
Made in house daily. Order online or visit our shop!
Classic NY Deli-Style bagel sandwiches and healthy freshly made food options.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
“Life is nothing without New York Bagel Café. This place has become part of my morning routine, grabbing either a cheese bagel or a sesame seed bagel with there fresh squeezed orange juice.”
“Incredible bagels and coffee, amazing staff, and great ambiance. Perfect place for chilling or hanging out with friends. Would recommend the garlic bagel, it’s so good!”
Nathan Philip D.
“Nothing like a homemade bagel or sandwich with freshly baked bread!! Or some delish dessert & coffee. David and staff make you feel right at home. And – if that wasn’t enough, entertainment too!”
“Love. Love. Love. I’m gluten free, so I can’t speak for the regular bagels, but I do love their gluten free bagels – especially the breakfast bagel and coffee! They use alkaline water maker in the back and use it for EVERYTHING, coffee, bagels, you name it. The owner, David, is a great guy too. I finally picked up some regular bagels for my boyfriend who is from NY and he loves them!
“Will definitely be coming back here. Friendly staff that was helpful in answering all my questions and a delicious bagel sandwich as well. The offer a lot of hard to find options for the bagels. I got pumpernickel which was a childhood favorite and it did not disappoint.”
“Recently stopped by to grab a quick breakfast to go. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised with live music & the owner welcoming us like family. The coffee is made exclusively with alkaline water and the bagels were delicious. I will definitely be returning with my daughters to enjoy the vibe!! Thanks again David.”