At this sidewalk cafe from Monica Dimas (Neon Taco, Tortas Condesa, Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches), a smattering of schmears, including plain, scallion, veggie, dill & black pepper, and lox, can be slathered onto your choice of five bagels: Maldon salt (swoon), everything, pumpernickel, sesame, and cinnamon & currant. Feel like treating yourself? Upgrade with a luxe caviar schmear add-on available on Fridays. Besides bagels, there's gloriously glossy challah, rugelach, chocolate babka, tahini brownies, Maldon chocolate chip cookies, and some promising-sounding sandwiches, including the B.E.C. (a classic bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich on a soft roll), an avocado bagel with pickled red onions and za'atar, and a smoked whitefish salad sandwich.
Westman's Bagel and Coffee
1509 E Madison St,
Hours: Mon-Thurs 7 am-4 pm, Sat-Sun 8 am-4 pm