Her World Eats Out: Sweet Bagels at Coffee Bean Malaysia

Enjoy a warm sweet bagel with a cup of coffee anytime of the day whether it's for breakfast or dessert and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

If you’re a fan of bagels, you’ve probably tried the savoury bagels at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. But did you know they recently launched a range of sweet bagels? A warm toasted bagel with cream cheese or butter, paired with a cup of hot coffee, is just the perfect snack either for breakfast and tea-time. According to Fiona Rodrigues, director of marketing and development, the reason they embarked on creating a fresh line-up of bagels was to introduce sweet dessert flavours that resonate very well and are trendy.

“We  have always wanted a berry-based flavour for our bagels and blueberry custard is a very traditional flavour. Furthermore, blueberries and cranberries are antioxidant superfoods. Hence, our Cranberry Oatmeal and Blueberry Custard bagels are appealing on a healthy level and also delicious. As for the lovely Cinnamon Walnut bagel, we have always loved the idea of spices in our baked items. For example, we have the absolutely mouth-watering cinnamon brioche! These sweet bagels are somewhat a healthier dessert alternative when you crave for something sweet but do not want to break your dessert quota for the entire week!” shared Fiona.

Our Verdict!

We already love the savoury bagels at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, especially the All-in-one bagel. So when a box of the new range of bagels (Cranberry Oatmeal, Cinnamon Walnut and Blueberry Custard bagels) arrived at our desk, we were eager to give it a try. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a toaster to warm the bagels, but we had a microwave. We were concerned that zapping the bagels in the microvawe would make it slightly chewy, but to our delight, the bagel came out warm and soft. It tasted delicious spread with a dollop of cream cheese! The sweet-savoury flavours and texture of the bagel truly complemented each other. Our editor, Eena, decided to take hers home and toast it.

Cranberry Oatmeal

“I sliced the bagel in half and just toasted it in a toaster. This gave the bagel a nice toasty crust, yet left the middle nice and soft. Instead of cream cheese, I opted to spread butter on my Cranberry Oatmeal bagel. All I can say is that it tasted like breakfast + dessert all-in-one! Yumm!” — Eena Houzyama