COREY’S BAGELS

ADDRESS: 692 East Eau Gallie Boulevard, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

Back when my friend Dave still lived in the area, whenever I would go meet up with his family out at the beach, Corey’s was a routine stop of mine to pick up some breakfast sandwiches. I’d show up at the beach with a brown paper bag, loaded up with hefty bacon, egg, and cheese or sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiches. One sandwich was certainly enough to keep my appetite at bay for at least 3 or 4 hours minimum.

The bagels at Corey’s manage to strike a very nice balance between the thin, firm crust on the outside and soft, doughy nature on the inside. I’d equate these to a classic New York-style bagel, with the two competing texture profiles as you’re eating into it.

Growing up in New Jersey an hour outside of New York City, I didn’t truly come to appreciate the mom-and-pop bagel shops in the area until later in high school, or even after I had moved away to college. Panera Bread was often where I’d pick up bagels in college, and the contrast from what I got back home definitely stood out.

Depending on your breakfast mood, there are a bunch of different options available to you. Maybe a classic bagel and cream cheese? Solid choice. In fact, if I remember correctly, you’ve got at least five different types of cream cheese to choose from. Not to mention the variety of bagels they offer as well, all baked fresh daily.

Or perhaps you’re feeling like stepping it up a notch with a breakfast sandwich. There’s a variety of egg and cheese options, combined with a meat of your choice (ranging from bacon, sausage, turkey, or even Taylor pork roll). The bottom line is that you really can’t go wrong with anything you choose. You’re bound to be satisfied with what you got even after just the first bite.

There was even one visit that I was feeling a bit extravagant and decided to go with their Philly Cheesesteak bagel sandwich. Thin cut steak paired with sautéed green peppers and onions, topped with melted provolone cheese. This sandwich was decadent from start to finish, made even better by the bagel that was able to help soak up any of that extra flavor from the meat and cheese.

I’ve been making periodic stops at Corey’s ever since getting first introduced to the spot almost two years ago. Over that course of time, I’ve found the place to be very consistent in offering up delicious breakfast sandwiches, with the real star of the show being their bagels. Any time I have some visitors in town and we’re scouting out for some breakfast, I know my top spot to hit up first.

Let’s now take a look at the Corey’s Bagels Dish Spotlight. Asterisks (*) below mark my recommended dishes.

** Bacon & Egg Breakfast Sandwich **
Bacon strips and egg, on a toasted jalapeño bagel.

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** Philly Cheesesteak Bagel **
Thin slices of steak with sautéed green peppers and onions, topped with melted provolone cheese, on an Asiago cheddar bagel.

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And finally, here are my rankings for Corey’s Bagels:

Food: 5 / 5

Made fresh daily, the bagels have proven to be consistently delicious, with the firm crust on the outside and soft texture when you bite into them. Using those bagels to create a variety of different sandwich options makes them a real winner.

Atmosphere: 4.25 / 5

Although the place is not intended to be a full-service sit-down type of restaurant, there are still a number of tables and bar-top seating to enjoy your bagel with maybe a cup of coffee or orange juice.

Service: 4.5 / 5

You put your order in at the counter up front, and the staff is generally pretty quick about turning out your food and getting you on your way if you’re taking it to-go.

Price: 4.75 / 5

Your general pricing on the sandwiches might be a slight uptick than what you could get at other shops or chains. But for the quality of what you’re getting as well as the convenient beachside location, I’m happy to pay that little extra.

Overall:
18.5 / 20
(93%)

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