Black Seed Bagels Will Open New Location in the Old De Robertis Space

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 at 5:15 am by
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In the ground only a couple months, De Robertis Pasticceria now has its commercial replacement. It’s not a bar. Instead, the upscale, albeit polarizing, Black Seed Bagels is set to take over the First Avenue bakery in a few months.

According to Flo Fab at the New York Times, co-owners Noah Bernamoff (Mile End) and Matt Kliegman (Smile) will open a full-service cafe and bakery with a wood-fired oven sometime in “late spring.” With this much larger space, Black Seed will increase its baking capacity and begin to sell bagels wholesale.

The silver lining, if any, is that Black Seed will retain the pastry shop’s beloved tiled decor.

Black Seed opened on Elizabeth Street in April 2014 and quickly collected culinary accolades from across the spectrum for its Montreal-style bagel. We really didn’t see what all the hype was about, though.

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Photo: EV Grieve

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