It was a cold and windy day. Always on the lookout for new family-friendly eats, my daughter and I ventured out to The Daily Bagel. The cold never bothered us anyway! The Daily Bagel is situated in FX hotel by the Liangma flower market. The hotel entrance not stroller friendly but with a bit of a push you can make it inside. The Daily Bagel has two little tables and a window seat, as it occupies a small area. But the friendliness of the employees makes up for the space lost. They had offered us a baby chair, but since my toddler is a “big girl”, we did not need one. I could not find any nappy changing facilities in the toilet, or the hotel lobby.
The menu is short and sweet; my daughter enjoyed a salmon and cream cheese bagel while I had cappuccino and an everything bagel with cheese, bacon and egg. The bagels satisfied our hunger and the warm coffee hit the spot. I remember my daughter having one of those fun days when she was playing with a shadow on the floor and sat still on a chair and ate the bagel. We don’t have those days very often (usually she messes with our surroundings) so I enjoyed the moment I could sip my drink warm and chat with another adult, the shop owner. She had us try some flavored bagels, like ones with chocolate, orange and cinnamon, raisin.
If you are around the neighborhood with one toddler who is having a good day, I would suggest to pop by The Daily Bagel and have a fresh from the oven bagel and warm coffee. But if you have boiterous kids, that need a ball pit to be entertained, order a Daily Bagel on Sherpa. Or even better, if you have mommy morning for yourself try heading out for a bagel and the flower market.
Pauline van Hasselt has been working for beijingkids since October 2016. Born in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, she moved with her husband and her 3 year-old daughter to Beijing in June 2016. Prior she lived in the Netherlands, Belgium, Paraguay, Texas, and London, studying and working as a chef. Pauline enjoys biking around Beijing, finding markets and new restaurants, reading crime and fantasy books in bed, and most importantly, turning her house into a home for her family.