Midnite Bagel is opening its first brick-and-mortar this year, Eater SF first reported. The sourdough bagel purveyors have been popping up at San Francisco farmers markets since 2019, but now they’ve recently signed a lease on the former Tea 4 You space at 646 Irving St.
“It’s going to be a small, no-frills bagel shop,” owner Nick Beitcher tells Eater, adding that the Inner Sunset outpost will operate as a cafe and a retail store. In addition to their tried and true menu that features different cream cheese flavors and smoked salmon, Beitcher will utilize the space’s kitchen to serve up new items like breakfast sandwiches.
The plan is to deliver fresh bagels to the shop throughout the day from their commissary kitchen at American Industrial Center, where the bagels will continue to be produced. He has also partnered with Linea Coffee’s Andrew Barnett for advice on developing Midnite Bagel’s coffee program.
Beitcher was the head baker at Tartine Bakery until 2019, when he branched off and decided to use his sourdough techniques to approach bagel making. Now, he hopes to open Midnite Bagel’s official shop this coming spring. For more information, visit www.midnitebagel.com.