8 fresh bagel spots in Chattanooga, TN

The smoked salmon bagel from Mean Mug Coffeehouse is a must-try | Photo via Mean Mug Coffeehouse

Chattanooga’s coffee scene? We’ve got you covered. Chattanooga’s fresh bagel scene? Not so much. The Scenic City isn’t necessarily known for having New York-style bagels readily available for your morning commute. 

We can’t blame Nooga, there’s something about that NYC water + years of craft that make Brooklyn bagels to die for. 

Reader David G. asked us where you can find a good, fresh bagel here in town — bonus points if the spot has pumpernickel

Not to worry, several local bakeries + cafés offer this breakfast delicacy.  

Here are 8 spots where you can get everything your bagel-loving self desires. 

🥯 Niedlov’s Cafe & Bakery | 215 E. Main St.

Offers cinnamon raisin, everything, + plain bagels with your choice of spread. During breakfast you can also order a Lox and bagel sandwich or sub a bagel for other breakfast sandwiches. 

Pro tip: Editor Brianna’s favorite bagel is Niedlov’s everything bagel paired with vegan cream cheese from Sleepyhead Coffee.  “The fennel gives it something special and I think it has the perfect density.”

🥯 Mean Mug Coffeehouse | Various locations

Offers smoked salmon on an everything bagel, seasonal bagel options, and sub an everything bagel as your carb of choice for a variety of breakfast sandwiches. 

🥯 Rembrandt’s Coffee House | 204 High St. 

Offers plain, herb, and multigrain bagels as your choice of bread for breakfast sandwiches. 

🥯 Milk & Honey | 1501 Long St. 

Offers a Nova Lox bagel, bagel options as your breakfast sandwich base + a bagel with cream cheese as a side. 

🥯 Mindy B’s Deli | 828 Georgia Ave. 

Offers a fresh baked plain or everything bagel to be paired with a variety of options for a breakfast sandwich or served with butter or cream cheese. 

Shoutout to Josh B. who put this spot on our radar + shared that the restaurant brings in bagels from NYC.

🥯River Street Deli | 151 River St.

Offers nova lox on a bagel + daily specials on a toasted NYC bagel.

🥯 Frothy Monkey | 1400 Market St.

Offers a bacon, egg, and cheddar sandwich on a plain bagel for breakfast.

Pro tip: Editor Kristen suggests adding the avocado mash for $2. It’s extra, but it’s absolutely worth it.

🥯Common House | 1517 Mitchell Ave. 

Offers made-from-scratch bagels Thursdays only from 8-11 a.m., paired with spreads like cultured butter, smoked salmon, or classic cream cheese.