Creative sandwiches made with gooey eggs and delicious bagels
Bagelsaurus in Porter Square is definitely worth the morning trip
Address: 1796 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Hours: Sat – Sun 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tue – Fri 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
You always hear about people trying out new places for dinner and brunch, but rarely for breakfast. It’s not that surprising, since we’re usually too lazy or too asleep to venture out on weekday mornings, or we just skip breakfast altogether. But the other day, I convinced myself and a couple friends to give breakfast adventures a shot, and we took the T over to Bagelsaurus in Porter Square bright and early at 8 a.m. It’s a small shop that sells bagels and bagel sandwiches from 7 a.m. until they run out, and they have a few tables in the shop so you can sit down and enjoy your bagel before starting your busy day.
I tried the Classic Jumbo sandwich with ham, which came with an over-medium egg, cheddar, and mustard butter. I got it on a sesame bagel, which had an incredibly chewy inside with a slightly crunchy shell. The sandwich tasted like a typical breakfast sandwich at first, but the mustard butter definitely made it stand out — it provided the perfect tangy kick to make it immediately more memorable than any other breakfast sandwich. Gooey eggs also never hurt.
Elizabeth got the T-Rex sandwich on a pretzel bagel, which came with banana, almond butter, honey, and bacon. I took a bite of hers, and it was amazing. “I really enjoyed my sandwich. Banana, nut butter, and bacon is an awesome combination of heartiness and saltiness,” Elizabeth agreed. “The pretzel bagel itself was phenomenal too, but the best part was the housemade almond butter. My only complaint was that the pleasant saltiness of the whole sandwich at the beginning became more and more overwhelming toward the end. But overall, it was delicious, and I would get it again any morning.”
Tina tried the Eggspañola sandwich on an onion bagel, which came with an over-medium egg, Maplebrook feta, pimenton aioli, and parsley gremolata. “Although each bite caused the eggs and feta to start squishing out the sides of the bagel, I still really liked the way the aioli, egg, and feta blended to give a creamy yet tart flavor!” Tina explained. “Also, the egg was just a tiny bit oozy at the yolk — perfect.”
Overall, Bagelsaurus was an amazing way to start the morning. It’s a bit pricey (around $8 for a sandwich, or $2.50 for a single bagel), but it’s worth the unique sandwich components (like mustard butter, almond butter, or pimenton aioli that we could never find in a dining hall). You might have to wake up a bit earlier than usual to snag a bagel before they sell out, but I promise that it’s worth the trip!
This article was originally published on the author’s blog, Spilling the Beans.