A new bagel and coffee shop in West Roxbury brings a taste of New York City to the Boston area. Local 338 Bagels & Coffee has officially opened its doors at 1727 Centre St., according to Boston Restaurant Talk, where it’s serving up a cafe menu with a dominant headliner: bagels (mostly) made in NYC.
Local 338’s founders are brothers Jon and Robert Metters, and the shop uses bagels that are made 90 percent in New York, frozen, then shipped to Boston for the final prep, as previously reported. The menu features these bagels in breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and there’s also a selection of coffee-friendly pastries and treats, per a prior message from the restaurant.
Ed Coppinger, a state representative for West Roxbury, visited the new shop and shared photos on Twitter, complimenting Local 338 on its bagels and iced coffee.
The shop takes its name from a New York City bagel bakers union that was around from the early 1900s through the early 1970s.