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.