Chris speaks with Craig Bass, owner of Bagel Café of New Providence, NJ. Craig worked many years on Wall Street but after 2008, he decided to go back to his college roots of hotel and restaurant management. While Bagel Café seems to be just a neighborhood bagel store, Craig has dreams of transforming it far beyond just bagels. A foodie at heart, Craig has already elevated the coffee with a signature blend that is arguably the best in town. His next step is bringing customers incredible burgers, including the Jersey burger with Taylor ham, egg and cheese. The future is bright for Bagel Café with a foodie pushing the menu far beyond just bagels.
Year Established: 2014
Type of Business: Restaurant
1292 Springfield Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974
Bagel Cafe hosts Momcology coffee talks at the cafe for parents of children who are going through cancer treatments to gather and share stories. Bagel Cafe also supports the Valerie Fund.
About Craig: We are still striving to blow up the bagel store model we all grew up with. Goal is to be your downtown go to cafe for breakfast , brunch lunch. Stay tuned and follow us on FB and IG for updates.
Quirky Stat: I'm a coffee geek - who else wears coffee fest swag.
Best moment as a business owner: Being part of the NP community as a business owner is extremely gratifying.
Check out their newest menu item that isn't even official yet! We are already calling it one of the best burgers in NJ!
Have you tried the secret off the menu burger? What is your favorite order at Bagel Cafe?