Big Bite Bagel & Deli is a new breakfast/lunch restaurant in Coconut Creek that’s been open for a few months now. The restaurant is located in what used to be Tesser’s Deli, which closed quietly right under our noses and Big Bite Bagel & Deli slid right in.
We arrived for breakfast on a Saturday morning and beat the crowd. As soon as we walked through the front door of Big Bite Bagel & Deli, we realized that the new owners kept all of the fixtures, signs and even the wait staff. We always liked the service here, so it was nice to see a few familiar faces. Talking with our server, she said that the new owners are infusing some new energy into the place and along with the new name came a deep cleaning from top to bottom. It’s a clean, sharp looking place with granite tables and plenty of seating, so why change?
Our server returned with drinks and dropped off the menu and the first thing we noticed was this was the old ‘Tesser’s Deli’ menu. This was a bit surprising as you’d think they would want to start re-branding immediately. Along with the same menu unfortunately came the same prices. That was the one thing we didn’t like at Tesser’s. We did see they were offering a few new menu items in the form of specials on a wipe board. $14.99 for steak, eggs, potatoes and a bagel seemed a bit expensive.
Service was smooth and friendly (as it was before) and our food came out very quick. Two eggs, over medium with bacon and fries ($6.99). The eggs were still hot and cooked exactly to order but we felt the bacon was too thin and not fresh enough. The fries where crinkle (so glad they kept those!!) and we liked the baileys.
Two eggs, egg beaters with ham and home fries ($6.99). The eggs were still steaming hot and not overcooked. The ham was a little sweet, not our favorite and the home fries were also a bit sweet which kind of made me regret not ordering fries.
Big Bite Bagel & Deli is keeping the good things that made Tesser’s a local favorite, but they might want to work faster on re-branding the place. We expected something new to go with the new sign out front, but really got pretty much the old Tesser’s. Lots of potential here and we wish the new owners luck on the full transformation into Big Bite Bagel & Deli.
Big Bite Bagel & Deli is located at 5369 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek FL 33073.