To our surprise, all those cars in this Coral Springs parking lot were not Publix shoppers. They’re the breakfast diners of Rob’s Bageland. There’s plenty of parking so you don’t really know how busy the place is until you walk in. Get there too late like we did today and you can expect a short wait. It’s “Seat Yourself” which can be hectic a challenge for larger parties. Personally, we think they need a host to help with seating the weekend crowds.
As you walk in, you can see the bagel trays and ovens to your right. We liked to seeing these were made in-house.
The inside of Rob’s Bageland is clean and more modern than expected. There are lots of tables to choose from, but as we stated, this place is busy and tables fill up fast. They long deli counter is set off to the side along with the bagels ‘to-go’. The partial mirrors on the walls kind of made it look a bit dated, but did give the illusion of a larger space.
The menu is full of deli favorites with some unique items like Captain Crunch French Toast. The servers seem to share coffee duty and first contact was made by a passing server (not ours). When asked for coffee, we declined and asked for soda and got a ‘scoff’. Later we found out she was not our server and just ‘helping out’, so all was forgiven. One thing we didn’t like was they left the unused coffee cups on our table. You would think they would remove these right away. Hopefully they weren’t left for the next guest.
While we were still deciding on what to order, we both noted on how loud this place is. I guess it’s expected when the place is full, but it was very difficult to carry a conversation (glad we had our phones). Our ‘real’ server stopped by and she was friendly and prompt. Our orders went in and the food was out of the kitchen in maybe 25 minutes.
Two Eggs with Bacon and Hash browns ($ 6.49) – These were ordered sunny-side up and they were way undercooked. The whites around the yolk were clear and runny and had to be scrapped off to salvage any of it. The bacon was your standard deli fare and really could have used a bit more smokiness. The hash browns were made from the same potatoes as the home fries with the same flavoring you can find anywhere. We felt the hash browns were better than the home fries, but we suggest ordering the fries.
We pulled “Goldilocks” with our bagel. Our last time here, we ordered the bagel toasted and it was way over-toasted. This time we ordered untoasted and it was good but lacked texture. Next time we’ll order lightly toasted and it should be just right. They dropped off some fresh corn muffins as an appetizer which were tasty and good.
The Triple Mess ($7.89) – Three eggs, choice of (3) ham, bacon, sausage & cheese, with potato and your choice of bread. This was quite impressive when they set it down and was quite a ‘mess’ (but in a good way). Meat choices were bacon and sausage. It was not your normal link variety with the casing and was reminiscent of the quick cook version found at the grocery store, but did work in this sandwich for some reason. The home fries were oddly dry and overcooked, with some burned bacon pieces.
You can’t argue with the crowds of people at Rob’s Bageland in Coral Springs. We liked the deli feel, the in-house bagels and their reasonable prices. But the food quality, weekend crowds and loud dining room were not our favorite. We’ll stop in again during ‘off-peak’ hours to see if maybe we just caught them on an off day.
Rob’s Bageland is located at 8188 Wiles Rd, Coral Springs, FL 33065 inside the Publix Shopping Center.