Paradise Bagels Café and Catering
Anna Maria Island has the perfect beaches, but it may also lay claim to the perfect bagels at Paradise Bagels.
There’s a rotating door of people coming and going, picking up special orders, grabbing a quick afternoon snack, or starting their day to the cozy island comforts of this acclaimed café.
Paradise Bagels is owned by Jackie Estes and has been a mainstay on the island for nearly two decades. Estes wanted to offer only the freshest produce and ingredients for her bagels and make them as close as possible to the famous New York-style water bagels.
What can you expect to find at this small yet popular mom and pop bagel restaurant? Try out some of the local favorites here on your vacation getaway to Anna Maria Island.
Breakfast Sandwiches and Other Options
Paradise Bagels has a refined menu of American breakfast staples. A popular choice is the “Eggel” breakfast sandwich, made with your choice of bagel. Guests can request how they want their egg prepared, select the meat, and choose any additional toppings (i.e. tomato, spinach, cheese).
Guests can also choose from a variety of flavored pancakes, which have slowly tried to topple the bagel offerings from their throne. The acclaimed local pancakes include blueberry, cranberry walnut, chocolate chip, and traditional buttermilk.
Other breakfast options include oatmeal, custom omelets, a two-egg breakfast, muffins, and their own version of a “Cinnabon” roll. A variety of freshly baked items are available each day including cookies, brownies, and cakes.
All About the Bagels
The bagels can be bought independently or made in a sandwich off the sandwich menu. For example, the veggie bagel is a delicious treat on its own. The Paradise Gardener sandwich uses the veggie bagel, covered with your choice of fresh veggies and coated in a spinach and garlic blend cream cheese.
The Bagels-n-Lox Platter is widely considered to be the best on the island. This signature menu item takes your favorite bagel, smears it in chive-based cream cheese with onion, tomato, and smoked salmon to complete one of the most popular options at Paradise Bagels.
Other Menu Items
Outside the bagels and the breakfast items, guests can find a slew of options including several different salads (chef, chicken Caesar, and Greek), or a hummus plate in one of three styles: roasted red pepper, plain, or garlic served with red onions, Greek olives, Feta cheese, tomatoes and toast points.
Guests can also choose tuna salad sandwiches, chicken salad, and a smoked whitefish platter atop cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, and a toasted bagel.
Lastly, for a good old-fashioned sandwich, you might choose the Island Club: fresh turkey, ham, bacon, and tomato pressed on some of the best bagels in the state.
Paradise Bagels has a café and a catering service. The catering accommodates groups requiring special food services for corporate events, weddings, meetings, and other community get-togethers. Paradise Bagels recommends a week-advance notice on catering. They will also implement dietary restrictions as requested, such as gluten-free or vegetarian.
Paradise Bagels offers a minimum of 18 different varieties of fresh and deliverable bagels to choose from, incorporating different bagel themes (Caribbean, American, Vegetarian) into sandwiches and other menu items.
Paradise Bagels is located at 3210 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. It can be found along the main artery of Holmes Beach. The café is also within walking distance of Manatee Public Beach and Holmes Beach.
Paradise Bagels will accommodate reservations, which is rather unique given they only stay open to about 2 p.m. Parties of 8 or more can receive personal accommodations from the entire menu.
The hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day excluding Sundays, where the hours are 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dinner is served from October through May on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 9 pm.
Enjoy a lazy afternoon on Anna Maria Island with a delicious bagel sandwich in this cozy and family friendly café. Open 365 days a year, the restaurant is a great choice to grab a bite to eat during the holidays.
Order a dozen fresh bagels and bring them back to some of the most charming Anna Maria Island vacation rentals around.