The Bagel Factory

Bagels, Café
5885 Forbes Ave (Shady Ave)
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-8100



  • This may be the slowest bagel place in the country.
  • Slowest and most inefficient service, but the bagels are worth the hassle.
  • A separate line just for bagel pickup would be a good idea. It's always slow.
  • If the service is taking forever (which it always does) and you want to enjoy the outdoor seating, just grab a bagel from Dunkin Donuts and sit here anyway!
  • Delicious marble rye bagels
  • Bagels are anemic. Make them BiGGeR
  • Friendly staff, great variety of bagels!
  • Loved the Reuben! Fresh meat, delicious bread... not a little sandwich, either!
  • Delicious, but SO. SLOW.
  • Don't try and use a GroupOn on a holiday!
  • Bagels: great. Service: stupid
  • Bagels but also the Ben and Jerry's ice cream...mmmmmm.
  • Extremely unsanitary place. When the tips say things are good, you have NO idea what you're eating.
  • The pancakes are a great consistency. Try the tall stack with some coffee!
  • REALLY YUMMY French Toast :)
  • Life's a beach smoothie is awesome and refreshing on a hot day. They have a great atmosphere here as well. Definitely worth a visit!
  • very new york-y bacon egg & cheese bagel. a nice surprise.
  • I loved the challah French toast. Quite good! The hash browns that came with my eggs were quite bland, though.

Nearby places

5827 Forbes Ave
5889 Forbes Ave (Shady Avenue)
1901 Murray Ave (Beacon St.)