Bruegger's Bagels

626 9th St, Durham
(919) 286-4900

Recent Reviews

Michael Fogle

Nice place for brunch or lunch when you want something simple, like a bagel or one of their made to order bagel sandwiches.

Aubergine Smith

Delicious bagels! Nice place to sit and eat upstairs

Brandi Cramer

I love Briegger's. I normally love everything bagels but the toppings got a little burnt. My only complaint. I'll definitely go back, just will not toast anymore everything bagels.

Audra _

I was able to order online and pick up some catering in just a few minutes, and everyone loved it. The only thing that I would suggest is that if you have prepaid, walk straight to the cash register and check in. I got in line because there were no employees at the register, and wasted over 10 minutes because there was no one to release my order.

Samuel Grossinger

Good bagel, decent coffee. Service fair to good, uneven. no non dairy cream alternative of any kind. Often runs out of popular bagel types by 8-9 am.

Jean Miller

Got here early, early in the morning during our road trip, and the crew was fantastic! So friendly, with an attention to detail. Fred, Linda, Che are the best!

Allen Lee

Decent bagels and great service. Pretty crowded at 1030 on Sunday

Celeste J.

Staff was amazingly polite. Food was almost on point. They gave me the wrong bagel (poppyseed instead of everything) but that didn't bother me much, they are similar. Would have been nice if they labeled our sandwiches because at first they got mixed up. They were out of the soup that my coworker wanted but they have rotating soups, so there weren't many issues, just miscommunication. I will definitely be back here. They have their own parking lot which was awesome.

Mi Joi White

I came here on a Saturday morning and tried their pastrami, egg and cheese sandwich. It was hot and definitely reminded me of New York.

Ayanna Harris

Love this place. Bagels are always good and fresh

jon jurusik

Always fantastic, staff/owners are awesome.

Honest E

Good food. Generally clean. Service is ok. Very small place. Parking can be a challenge.

Brayden Ringel

Bagels were gross, manager was very rude. Just go with Panera across the street

Peter Lenahan

Sandwich was decent. Bagel was a bit soggy for my taste. They need to step up their hygiene. Tables had not been cleaned recently. The floors were in need of a scrub. Seeds and crumbs throughout, even into the men's room.

Shannon Wilson

Got a farmhouse sandwich on a whole wheat everything bagel. Awesome! Staff was fast, friendly, and courteous.

Rhonda S.

I've patronized this location several times over the years. Hadn't been in a while and had to take bagels into work the other morning so I decided to stop by. The guy who was working the front (and has been for years) must've woke up on the wrong side of the bed. He was quick and seemed to not want to be bothered. I ordered a bagel bundle and when he asked the flavors he immediately began putting them on the bag. Then I told him that I wanted them sliced. He seemed bothered and so I apologized for not telling him earlier. His mannerism was not pleasant and was very short and cold. I won't be back to this location again just because of him.

Christopher Winkler

Really friendly and helpful staff in a two story joint that serves good bagels, bagel sandwiches, and coffee. The staff are super nice and friendly, and make you feel welcome. The restaurant has plenty of seating and was very clean. The bagels were pretty good--a chewy exterior and soft interior, with a good variety of spreads/schmeres. A good snack or breakfast joint.

Charles Bevan

Their everything bagels are absolutely perfect.

Renita Evans

Great service n food

MM Personal Account

Let's not start comparing it with NYC or other places, but the bagels and sandwiches here are fabulous. Can't get any better ones in Durham. The Western breakfast bagel is my favorite.

Angela Pacheco

Terrible. First time I went, last time I will go. Customer service was terrible and the place was disgusting. Food was not good and looked gross. I do not recommend coming to this location.

Anisa Cutler

They are friendly & courteous & answers any questions you asks.

Samantha K.

Decent prices and great taste. This is my first time checking in but I've been here a few times before. On this trip, I got a Snapple and a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel sandwich, which was very good. The only issue was that the rewards app, when scanned, was not working. The associate and I assume to be the lead on shift tried to make it work a bunch of times and it just wasn't working. I ended up paying with my debit card, which was fine, and they ended up taking down my information and email to see if anything could be done. I will say the only thing that made me feel uncomfortable was that a team member made a pass at me, and it's something I'd rather not deal with when getting my morning bagel. Otherwise, the food is great and I do enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Amp - M

Tasted like bagels and coffee. If you've never been, you should go. Delicious and relatively nutritious. French toast coffee is amazing.

Rafa R.

I have been coming here for the last 5 years because of it's proximity to work and because my choices are limited when it comes to getting a breakfast bagel. Let me preface this by saying that I have no problem with the staff. They are always friendly and generally seem happy to interact with the customers. I am also not giving this place 2 stars because of the bagels. They are good although rather on the small side. I am giving this place 2 stars for their practices when it comes to the rations they give out with the bagels. Maybe I am just a transplanted New Yorker who is used to a bagel with copious amounts of cream cheese. Maybe I didn't get the memo that currently, we are at Winterfell and the Night King and his army of the undead, has laid a siege at our castle walls. Thus, making it a necessity, to ration out the cream cheese in minuscule, thimble-sized portions. When I order an "Everything bagel w/ cream cheese" it comes back to me like I said "Can I get an everything bagel with the slightest hint of cream cheese" The catalyst for this review came when I ordered an "Everything bagel / Avocado"....what I got back was a bad joke. The travesty l got, nowhere resembled the bagel with overflowing avocado they like to display on their menu. It's as if they reluctantly put avocado on the bagel and then scraped it off with great malice. I don't think I had enough avocado on the bagel to get a DNA sample. If you want to enjoy a bagel with avocado I suggest you BYOA.


Good food, good staff. Have been going there for years. Great bages.and best coffee!

Maureen Lodato

Just what we wanted for breakfast. We are traveling and this Brueggers was just like home. Fast, friendly and good food.

Daniel Ace

This location on 9th Street is excellent! Friendly staff party plus quality food as well. If you're needing WiFi, they have that also. Keep two things in mind. This location handles a LOT of customers from Duke - Hospital & University. Expect a line. Also remember it's open for breakfast and lunch. No dinner!

Michael Long

I always get a tuna on an everything bagel with lettuce, tomato. avacado and onion.

Jaimie Lee

Terrible service from Steven. Shocking attitude towards me when I arrived to pick up my order. He did not even provide the cream cheese which was pre ordered.

MuR Lu

Love everything, they even have skinny bagels for those cutting back on calories.

ms gay

Let's be real the bagels are so awesome. And the staff is funny and remember all your old orders

Lesley L.

I visit this location several times a year, since it's sort of close to my work. The bagels and cream cheese are good, of course, and the bagels are extra yummy when they're still warm. On a recent visit, I got a tuna melt on regular wheat bread and a cup of vegetable soup. The tuna melt was especially yummy! The flavor of the veggie soup was a little underwhelming that day, but was hot soup on a chilly, rainy day. Hey, I'll definitely get the tuna melt again!!


I always love eating breakfast/brunch here. The Bacon/Egg/Cheese is fantastic and as always I double up on the bacon which in itself is quite good, although I prefer it cooked in such a way where it's not like a wet floppy piece but rather a little dryer so it can hold its form - perhaps the only thing that's not a 5 out of 5; but the flavor keeps the rating 5 out of 5 always.

Frank G.

I needed a lot of coffee. It wasn't planned. I thought I'd get a brew for the crew at Bruegger's. My god, how inconvenient it was for the folks at Bruegger's because I didn't call ahead. This place sucks.

Greg G.

Excellent bagels. Ordered the hot fresh Everything Bagel Pastrami and Egg . Skinny Zesty Egg White on Asiago. Make your own salads very good as well. Add to that a great group running the show and you have 5 stars. Almost forgot the French Toast coffee!

Forrest Liu

First time coming here and it was fantastic- food, service, everything. Best bagels I’ve ever had

Zach Brown

Terrific service here this morning. It's a chain and food wise you know what to expect but at 7 am on a cold rainy morning the whole staff seemed almost joyful. Service was pleasant and prompt. The whole atmosphere of the place is wonderful.

Dan R.

Came in at 6:50am on a Sunday after being at work at the hospital. Staff was very friendly despite the ungodly hour. Coffee was hot and tasty for a bagel chain (I'm definitely picky about coffee, so for what the place is, coffee is solid). I live for smoked salmon bagel sandwiches being from the northeast and all. Service was very quick and my bagel was oh so satisfying after being in surgery all night. I've always enjoyed this chain up north and happy to have it down here as well

H h.

Absolutely love their location and interior design! The food is super affordable (you can get full for less than $10) and they have the BEST pizza sauce if you are craving a pizza bagel! I wish to return here since once I'm in the area again! Great place to meet up with friends since its actually easy to here your friends rather than go to an overly popular area where its way too loud. Service was outstanding as well!