— What others are saying about Native Bagel Co.

American Writer


The best coffee and tea in town and excellent food all around. Great aesthetic and a wonderful, friendly staff. Having this in my neighborhood makes me feel like I'm living in Manhattan and can go around the corner for the highest quality in bagels and such. Really thankful to have this in our town.

Owner Purdy's Coffee Co.


Native Bagel Company rock my socks off!! Run by some of the sweetest people!  I always make sure to put aside extra cash for my bagels every weekend. Keep up the good work!

Owner  Noodle Nirvana


Beautiful, tasty, fresh, local flavors all rolled up into one perfectly chewy, scrumptious bagel! Thank you for being the food revolution of Berea! ❤️


They checked the boxes on dense and chewy, but the local Kentucky ingredients produce a unique bagel fusion.  

Food trucks and food carts are so often the springboard of creative food entrepreneurs. Native Bagel Co. is yet another confirmation of that. Catch them while the farmer’s market season is still on, and if you’re lucky enough to live in Madison County you can just have them bring bagels to your door.  read the article here



As a native New Yorker, I was convinced that relocating to Kentucky meant that I'd have to limit my bagel consumption to the rare visit up North. So I might have teared up just a little when I took my first bite of your plain bagel with honey rosemary cream cheese (I have a lot of feelings). You guys are wonderful!



My friends and I walk to the Berea Farmers' Market every Saturday morning to get a bagel for breakfast. For weeks I got the same order because I couldn't imagine that any other bagel/cream cheese combination could be better. It turns out I was right, because every bagel/cream cheese combination is amazing. I even decided that the plain cream cheese is one of my favorites, and I definitely did not expect that. And it just makes it so much better that so much of the ingredients for the bagels are purchased locally!


Keys to the Shop

Featured on the coffee podcast, Keys to the Shop where co-owner Katie chats about entrepreneurship, food, and coffee of course!
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Culinary Evangelist

Atomic Ramen's Dan Wu interviews "League of Extraordinary Berean's" on his Culinary Evangelist podcast.  Includes interviews with Mae Suramek of Noodle Nirvana and Drew and Lindsey of Clementine's Bake Shop.
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LexGo /

A wonderful feature detailing the shop, bagel-making, and brief history of the owners of Native Bagel Company.  This feature also includes a 30 second video in the midst of a busy day at the shop.
Read the article + watch the video.