“Little Hills Make Big Hills”
In 2011, we set out to create a space reflective of our own core values: inclusiveness and warmth, sustainability as a lifestyle not a fad, and hard work and know-how being the only avenues to making food that we actually want to eat! In the land of fast-food giants, we moved forward and settled into our local niche to make bagels the old-fashioned way. A tag line we had repeated a million times to ourselves unwittingly became our guiding light: Little Hills Make Big Hills. Sure, it reminds us that little monetary savings created through proper training and company efficiencies creates big savings over time. It also reminds us to act deliberately: contributing kitchen waste to our local composting partner, for example, helps to not only prevent tons of landfill waste, but also creates finished compost which helps grow community gardens; every donation to various people and organizations over the years has helped to bolster our burgeoning community and economy; every kind gesture towards our customers, and towards one another, has created long-standing, priceless relationships.
All these years later, the hard work has proven itself undoubtedly worth it. We are grateful to have built something that continues to give us the tremendous privilege to do right by our customers, our precious team members, and this very special community within which we live!
– LARA & ROBERT SWAN, OWNERS
Meet the Team
Owner & Operator
Does every. Single. Job. And then some!
Our resident MacGyver; he is worth his weight in GOLD!
Owner & Operator
Loves people, coffee, and food – in that order
Makes it her mission everyday to create an atmosphere of hospitality, inclusion, and warmth.
Has proudly earned the nickname #foodpusher.
We don’t know how she does it, but Danielle is on point every day all day. She is a quiet force of nature and a bagel crew all-star we can’t do without!
He is a ball of energy that gets it all done!
Making it all work together, that’s our man Sean!
She dots all the I’s and crosses all the T’s to make sure everything is right!