There are several choices for those who want to eat breakfast or lunch on Main Street in Oneonta.
For those looking for a good meal at an affordable price, the Oneonta Bagel Company may be just the place. Located at 171 Main St., the restaurant offers soups, sandwiches and salads, as well as a full breakfast including eggs, breakfast meat, potatoes and bread.
The Oneonta Bagel Company also serves fresh squeezed orange juice, a large assortment of bagels and spreads, and about a dozen different types of coffee. A recent addition to the menu is fresh fruit smoothies in several flavors.
“I come in here at least once or twice a week,” said Rhett Mortland of Oneonta. “It is really convenient and they have good coffee. I usually get coffee and a bagel and fresh squeezed orange juice.”
In addition to serving the community breakfast and lunch, The Oneonta Bagel Company also serves the community by teaching a special needs segment of the population food service skills.
The bagel shop is affiliated with Rehabilitation Support Services, a non-profit organization that helps individuals by providing services and opportunities which promote social, vocational and educational growth. The training is intended to help individuals gain the skills necessary to transition into the workforce.
“Bill does a great job with the training,” said Eric Mastrogiovanni, Program Director of Rehabilitation Support Services. “He is great guy.”
Bill Roberts has been the food service director of The Oneonta Bagel Company for 11 years. He is committed to using fresh, locally grown produce and products whenever it is available.
“We try to find as much locally grown and locally produced foods as we can,” Roberts said. “We use McCoy’s honey and Heidelberg bread. We get local eggs and maple syrup, and we shop the farmers’ market.”
Roberts decorated the walls with artwork from area artists — including many drawings from local elementary schools and The Arc Otsego.