Old School Bagel Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant that pays homage to the traditional New York water-boiled bagel. When you enter our cafe, you are immediately made to feel like you are right at home– the bagel makers greet you with a smile, eager to make you the culinary masterpiece that is a New York style bagel.

Our Beginnings

Danny Cowan spent 20 years in the bagel business perfecting the New York water-boiled bagel prior to opening the first Old School Bagel Café. After moving back to Oklahoma from Denver, Cowan eventually gave into the pressure he was receiving from hungry locals to open up a bagel shop. He and his childhood friend Wayne Hansen opened the Quail Plaza location in August of 2007.  Since then, they’ve opened eleven more locations in Oklahoma. Kyle Tapp, another childhood friend, joined his friends in the bagel making business in 2010.

The Perfect Bagel

While most bagel shops have abandoned the all-important boiling process, we still do things the old school way. The process begins around 3:00 am, when thousands of bagels are boiled and then baked before opening the store. The result is the perfect bagel — crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. “It’s really not a bagel if you don’t water boil it,” says Hansen. This philosophy is written on the walls of most of our restaurants – “No New York in the name… but the bagels are the same.”

Quality and Choice

We offer a diverse menu with options for most dietary preferences. Our owners handpick the best deli meats available, and our salads are made to order with the freshest, most delicious vegetables.  Using only the highest quality ingredients combined with the perfect bagel means you’ll be coming back for more.