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Capitol Hill’s Hugely Popular Bagel Shop Is Growing Into a Mini Empire

Monica Dimas will add Westman’s Bagel and Coffee offshoots in Pioneer Square and Seward Park

Westman’s Bagel and Coffee will add two new offshoots.

Seattle carb fans, get ready. After regularly selling out of bagels at her Westman’s Bagel and Coffee walk-up window in Capitol Hill for over a year, restaurateur Monica Dimas is planning two new entries for the wildly popular brand: Cafe Westman’s in Pioneer Square and Westman’s Bakeshop in Seward Park. The former will have indoor seating and an expanded menu, while the latter will be a commissary bakery that can accommodate large orders.

As Seattle Met reports, Cafe Westman’s — scheduled to open sometime later this spring — will still have fan favorites such as the lox sandwich, but will also include newcomers like the Salt Bagel (corned beef with hot mustard and pickles) and a sit-down brunch on weekends. And the bakeshop in Seward Park will be well-stocked (opening date TBD). This should help those regularly bummed about the long lines outside the small Capitol Hill location, which customers have to hit up early to score a bagel.

It’s also more good news for Seattle diners who have been frustrated by the lack of good bagel and deli options in the past. Just recently, Capitol Hill pop-up Loxsmith found a new place to bring its fare, and nearby Dingfelders and the food truck Napkin Friends are also strong options for a New York deli fix.

While all of that is concentrated in one neighborhood, hopefully that will gradually change. Napkin Friends owner Jonathan Silverberg is looking to open up a deli called Schmaltzy’s in Frelard soon. And now Dimas (owner of hot spots Tortas Condesas and Little Neon Taco) is spreading her bagel-adorned wings.

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