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Sesame & Bagels: Freshly-Baked Bagel Sandwiches Served All Day From S$2.50 Hidden Away At Clementi

Last Updated: December 2, 2019

Written by Gillian Lim

love bagels. They’re a cross between a doughnut and a sandwich, they’re crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, pair well with savoury and sweet spreads, and go hand-in-hand with a piping hot cup of coffee.

My only gripe with most local bagel shops is that they only open in the morning, but when I found out that Sesame & Bagels sells bagels all day, I immediately made it a point to drop by and try their bagels out.

Sesame & Bagels 2000

Sesame & Bagels is tucked away in NEWest, a nondescript shopping mall in a residential area at Clementi.

The shopping mall was largely unoccupied. It had vast rows of empty stalls, which were interspersed with the occasional tuition centre or maid agency.

It took me a good ten minutes to find Sesame & Bagels because of how vast the shopping mall was, but I eventually found it nestled along the mall’s outer row of shops.

Sesame & Bagels 1924

Sesame & Bagels’ interior was beautifully chic and clean. With white-washed walls, concrete flooring, lots of wooden accents, and a ton of natural lighting, everything was gorgeously minimalistic.

However, due to its small space, it has limited seats and can only fit up to around 15 people at any given time.

Sesame & Bagels 1926

The biggest draw about Sesame & Bagels has got to be that it bakes its bagels fresh every day, and that it’s open on weekdays from 10am to 2pm & 5pm to 7pm.

That means if you want to grab a bagel for a late afternoon snack or even dinner, you finally can!

Sesame & Bagels 1929

To order, start by picking your Bagel (S$2.50). It has five different types of bagels: Plain, Sea Salt, Sesame, Garlic, and Onion.

After that, if you’d like your bagel with a spread, you can choose from seven different spreads, such as Butter (S$2)Cream Cheese (S$2.50), and even Avocado and Feta (S$4).

Sesame & Bagels 1980

I started off my meal with a Sesame Bagel (S$2.50) with a Scallion Cream Cheese (S$3) spread.

Sesame & Bagels 1989

Though simple, the sesame bagel with scallion cream cheese spread was absolutely delicious.

The bagel was denser and didn’t have as much air pockets as regular bread, but it was springy in the way that it’d bounce back when I pressed into it with my finger. I also loved how the toasted sesame seeds added a smoky crunch to each bite.

Velvety, rich, and creamy, the scallion cream cheese spread was so yummy that I resisted the urge to just eat it as it was. The chopped scallions added a fresh crunch, while the addition of black pepper gave it a spicy kick.

Sesame & Bagels 1971

I decided to try a second bagel—the Onion Bagel (S$2.50) with a Salmon Cream Cheese with Dill (S$5) spread.

This was by far the most expensive spread, so I was super excited to try it out.

Sesame & Bagels 1984

I expected the salmon spread to turn out fishy, but I was surprised to find out that there was no unpleasant smell or fishiness at all. Instead, it was fresh, chunky, and creamy, with plenty of actual salmon meat to justify its high price, and the addition of black pepper and dill added a refreshing and zesty touch.

I tried the spread by itself and found it a little too salty for my own taste, so you’ll definitely need to pair it with the bagel to balance it out.

Sesame & Bagels 1940

Last but not least, I tried the Deluxe Sandwich (S$12) with a Plain Bagel.

The Deluxe Sandwich came with Australian avocadoes, grilled ham slices, cheddar cheese, and a thick slab of egg.

Sesame & Bagels 1990

This was such a quintessential breakfast sandwich and I loved every single component of it. The eggs were soft and delicate, the grilled ham slices added a smoky saltiness to every bite, and the avocadoes gave the sandwich a well-needed creaminess to hold all the different elements together.

The fact that all these delicious breakfast bits were tucked into a bagel only made it more enjoyable because the bread was sturdy enough and didn’t turn soggy quickly.


The only thing stopping me from going back to Sesame & Bagels would be its obscure location. However, if it had been situated at more accessible areas—or near my workplace or home—I’d definitely get myself a bagel for breakfast because of how simple and delicious it is.

I mean, just imagine munching on a hearty bagel with a savoury and rich cream cheese spread, all while sipping on a hot cup of coffee. What a delight!

Expected Damage: S$2.50 – S$15 per pax

Price: $

Our Rating: 4 / 5

Sesame & Bagels

3 West Coast Drive, NEWest, #01-89, Singapore 128021

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Sesame & Bagels

3 West Coast Drive, NEWest, #01-89, Singapore 128021

Operating Hours: 10am - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm (Tue - Fri), 10am - 4pm (Sat & Sun), Closed on Mon

Operating Hours: 10am - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm (Tue - Fri), 10am - 4pm (Sat & Sun), Closed on Mon
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