The state-of-the-art flagship location celebrated its grand opening on Monday, March 16, and will bring a touch of classic 1950s Brooklyn to Broward County with a selection of new menu items, extended hours, and a new "coffee wall."
Launched in 2009 in Delray Beach, the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. is best-known for replicating the characteristics of Brooklyn water to make its New York-style bagels. Today, the concept has evolved into a national franchise with 20-plus locations.
The 4,500-square-foot Coral Springs store represents a new model designed to offer an expanded menu with healthier food choices. Inside, the decor has been designed to re-create Brooklyn with wood and brick, but substituting electronic billboards with hand-written chalkboards. The store also features extended hours and is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
The complete menu will feature the store's popular "Brooklynized" bagels, bagelwiches, muffins, and omelets for breakfast. Come lunchtime, additional options feature smoked fish, deli sandwiches, soups, and salads. The Coral Springs store will also sell a new line of fare dubbed B'Fresh: healthy alternatives to run-of-the-mill restaurant menu items.
The restaurant's B'Fresh line includes fresh-squeezed orange juice, salads, and 14 spreads available for eat-in or takeout.The new store also offers an expanded catering menu as well as a kids' menu featuring mac and cheese, peanut butter and jelly bagels, mini-muffins, kid-sized salads, and fruit.
One new menu item, the Banini, will give the bagel a modern spin: It's half-bagel, half-panini. There is also a Skinnee Banini, which rings in at 550 calories.
The most prominent feature, however, will be the coffee "wall" where you'll find 35-feet worth of fresh-roasted coffee on tap. The coffee wall can accommodate as many as ten people at a time, and patrons will be able to dispense their own cup of cold or hot brew from six self-service taps offering coffee flavors including dark and medium roasts, the Hannah banana, Swiss Water decaf, and hazelnut. To complement the new coffee wall, there is also a multiflavor selection of creamers, each prepared fresh onsite without any artificial ingredients.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. has plans to open its next location in downtown Fort Lauderdale in April, a two-story restaurant that will be located across from the new Broward County Courthouse.
The Coral Springs Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. is located at 2554 N. University Drive, Coral Springs. Call 754-484-7991, or visit brooklynwaterbagels.com.
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