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Hand-Rolled Bagels Bring Crowds To Hillsdale Coffee House

Anthony Minuto, 30, owns Ronnie’s Hot Bagels and Coffee House in Hillsdale.
Anthony Minuto, 30, owns Ronnie’s Hot Bagels and Coffee House in Hillsdale. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Ronnie’s Hot Bagels and Coffee House in Hillsdale sells crumbs, minus the cake.
Ronnie’s Hot Bagels and Coffee House in Hillsdale sells crumbs, minus the cake. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Bagels are a popular item at Ronnie’s Hot Bagels and Coffee House in Hillsdale.
Bagels are a popular item at Ronnie’s Hot Bagels and Coffee House in Hillsdale. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Ronnie’s Hot Bagels and Coffee House in Hillsdale sells fresh donuts.
Ronnie’s Hot Bagels and Coffee House in Hillsdale sells fresh donuts. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine

HILLSDALE, N.J. – People often ask the owner of Ronnie’s Hot Bagels and Coffee House in Hillsdale what goes into making his popular bagels.

“I have people call, say, ‘Can you tell me how your bagels are made?’” Anthony Minuto, 30, of Saddle River, told Daily Voice during a recent visit to his store. “I am like, ‘no.’”

But he did reveal to Daily Voice what he said makes his bagels “the best.”

“The recipe, and they are hand-rolled,” he said, careful not to disclose the ingredients.

Minuto and his family bought the downtown shop six years ago.

Minuto studied business at New York University. After graduating, he worked at a hedge fund before turning his attention to the bagel business.

“I like working with people, the customers,” he said.

The busy spot usually has a line out the door, Minuto said. He credits the success to the popular bagels, but also the donuts, muffins and crumb cake.

Minuto said he hired the former baker from B&W Bakery in Hackensack.

“He makes all the muffins from scratch,” Minuto said. He also makes the crumb cake. The spot even sells cups full of crumbs, minus the cake, for customers to enjoy.

Ronnie’s Hot Bagels and Coffee House is located at 118 Broadway in Hillsdale.

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