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New bagel shop opens on St James Street

A new bagel shop is bringing Brick Lane to Walthamstow’s St James Street

Staff at Kafe Bagel, Credit: Sophie Chapman

A takeaway bagel shop has opened up on St James Street.

The miniscule shop has an extensive takeaway-only menu that includes classic Brick Lane style salt beef and cheese and tomato bagels, and smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels.

The price of a salt beef bagel is £5.75, while an egg mayo bagel is £4. Those with a sweet tooth can also opt for a nutella stuffed bagel or a blueberry cream cheese bagel for £3.

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Owner Sophie Chapman, who is a trained aesthetician, told the Echo that she was thrilled to open her first food business in Walthamstow. Sophie said: “We’ve had a lot of customers come in through the doors already and people have told us they’re happy to find a bagel shop as there aren’t all that many in the area.”

Sophie added: “Our menu is going to be shaped by our customers; we’ll be taking suggestions on what they want to see us offer.”

The shop is open 10am-4pm everyday. You can find it at 21 St James Street, E17 7PJ.

A full menu is available here

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