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Keen’s Bagelry Review: Popular Bagel Shop Reopens In CBD With New Menu

20th May 2024

Keen’s Bagelry is a popular bagel shop near Downtown MRT

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After a brief hiatus, the popular bagel shop, Keen’s Bagelry, has finally reopened in March 2024! Now located in the CBD, the team has expanded its menu to include more exciting flavours that bagel fans will be eager to check out.

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Despite my colleague and I arriving before lunch hours, we still had to queue for around 20 minutes before we could order. This proves that Keen’s Bagelry is still the popular bagel spot it once was.

Food at Keen’s Bagelry

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We started our meal with the Hashstack ($13) bagel, which comprises hashbrown, Hokkaido milk scrambled eggs and cheese, gouda, as well as house-made truffle mayo. We also added Streaky Bacon ($3.50) for a more savoury kick.

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This dish was super creamy and savoury, thanks to the soft scrambled eggs and melted gouda cheese. The crispy bacon added a hint of smokiness and saltiness, complementing the eggs and cheese. Unlike the crispy hashbrowns you get from McDonald’s, these ones were soft and not overly salty. Despite the amount of ingredients inside, the bagels themselves remained thick and chewy, holding all of the goodness in.

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Seafood fans can opt for the Loxu ($16), a bagel consisting of smoked Chilean salmon, house-made scallion cream cheese, red onions, tomatoes, and capers. 

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Because the smoked salmon and juicy tomatoes struck a good balance between sweet and savoury notes, I found this to be quite a refreshing bagel. The scallion cream cheese also complemented the briny taste of the smoked salmon. 

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Finally, we tried the Truffle Garlic Chicken ($13.50), where oven-baked truffle chicken leg, gouda cheese, and house-made salad are held between two thick bagel buns. 

The chicken leg was super tender and each bite gave off a slight truffle flavour that was not too overpowering. The gouda cheese made this bagel even more savoury, while the greens added a refreshing taste. 

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For drinks, Keen’s bagelry collaborated with with Bootstrap, a local brewery, to bring four types of cold brew coffee and tea options. We tried the Milk and Manuka Cold Brew Coffee ($8) and the Hojicha Pure Tea ($6.50) — both were refreshing and served as great palate cleansers after all those bagels. 

Ambience at Keen’s Bagelry

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Keen’s Bagelry is located on the second floor of Asia Square Tower 2, in the heart of the CBD. It is in between both Shenton Way MRT Station and Downtown MRT Station, the former being a two-minute walk and the latter being a five-minute walk away from Keen’s Bagelry. 

While the bagelry only caters to takeaway orders, there are plenty of public dining spots for you to enjoy your bagels. Be sure to come down early to avoid the lunch crowd! 

The verdict

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Keen’s Bagelry remains a great spot for those looking for delicious, packed bagels. It is evident that a lot of effort has been put into preparing and making the bagels. I thoroughly enjoyed every bite of each bagel, and I would definitely be back to try the rest of the menu. 

For more wallet-friendly, good food in the CBD, check out our Market Bistro coverage. If you’re looking for more bagel options, take a look at our 20 best bagel places guide

Address: 12 Marina View, #02-19/20, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am to 3:30pm
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Photos taken by Casandra Nicholas.
This was a media tasting at Keen’s Bagelry. 

Keen’s Bagelry Review: Popular Bagel Shop Reopens In CBD With New Menu
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    Keen’s Bagelry Review: Popular Bagel Shop Reopens In CBD With New Menu - 8/10
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Summary

Pros
– Big portions
– Short waiting time despite long queues

Cons
– Can be a bit pricey
– Kiosk is a bit hard to find 

Recommended dishes: Hashstack ($13)

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am to 3:30pm

Address: 12 Marina View, #02-19/20, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961

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