Sesame & Bagels is the new kid on the block serving up all-day bagels baked fresh daily and other light bites in NEWest, a largely unoccupied shopping mall in a residential area in Clementi.
At Sesame & Bagels, you can opt to build your own bagel – choose from a range of bagels and schmears – or go for one of their bagel sandwiches. Do keep a lookout for their daily special offerings of bagel sandwiches as well.
The best thing is that there is no GST or service charge!
For our first bagel, we tried the namesake Sesame Bagel (S$2.50) which we paired with two schmears: Cream Cheese (S$2.50) and Kaya (S$2.50). Cut into half and slightly toasted, the bagel was chewy and had a firm bite to it; just how we like it!
The generous amount of black and white sesame seeds that adorned the bagel gave it a nutty and earthy taste that contrasted well with the sweet and fragrant kaya as well as the rich cream cheese.
Next, we tried the signature Sea Salt & Pepper Bagel (S$2.50). Our schmears of choice were Cream Cheese (S$2.50) as well as Avocado and Feta (S$4). Although served slightly toasted and halved as well, we preferred this to the Sesame Bagel as it was fluffier and more moist.
We loved that we got a whole fruit-worth of fresh avocado slices that was enough for the entire bagel. Also, the acidity from the feta cheese provided an added tanginess which cut through the creaminess of the avocado and cream cheese.
Occupying the front shop space of the mall, Sesame & Bagels enjoys a lot of natural light which complements their minimalist interior. Also offering a selection of artisanal coffees and tarts, we basked in the calming atmosphere while enjoying our bagels.
Sesame & Bagels is a great place in the West to chill and honestly, there aren’t many cafes in Singapore that specialise in bagels so thumbs up for this one!
3 West Coast Drive
Tue to Fri: 10am – 2pm, 5pm – 7pm
Sat to Sun: 10am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Clementi