The Daybreak Cafe, the popular downtown Topsfield eatery that fed breakfast and lunch to residents for about two decades, has reopened as the Bagel Bin Deli under a new owner. But, that isn't all that's new.

The Daybreak Cafe, the popular downtown Topsfield eatery that fed breakfast and lunch to residents for about two decades and then closed recently, has reopened with a new owner, a new name, an upgraded menu and a redecorated dining space.

Hansi Vlladesi, who purchased the eatery on Sept. 1 from the previous owner, his uncle Billy, has renamed the store the Bagel Bin Deli, in keeping with his family’s established business in Revere.

While there are bagel sandwiches on the menu at Bagel Bin Deli, the new menu also offers a wide variety of breakfast items, from eggs Benedict, omelettes and waffles to lunch entrees such as rice bowls, subs, wraps, salads, sandwiches and even a steak tip plate.

“We worked very hard to bring this restaurant to Topsfield,” said Vlladesi on the official opening day, Saturday, Sept. 21. “There was a lot of outdated equipment that needed to be replaced. We painted the restaurant in our colors, and we added digital signage that will help us promote our food.”
 
A dishwasher and plates were added, and the renovations took about two weeks to complete.
 
“My uncle Billy brought such great life and food to Topsfield through Daybreak Café. Honestly, the Bagel Bin team stole a lot from his menu, especially his most famous mesclun chicken salad,” said Vlladesi.
 
In fact, customers will still be able to order that salad from the new menu, which is named “Uncle Billy’s Mesclun Salad.”
 
The Vlladesi family endured a major loss last July when their Revere restaurant burned down after a major fire, but they are now working to reopen it.
 
“We’ve incorporated a lot of our old menu including our 1-10 breakfast specials, our mouthwatering burgers and our popular wraps, but we also added a lot of new things like rice bowls, and breakfast wraps,” added Vlladesi, who expects there will be many more changes to come as the family gets established in the Topsfield location.
 
Vlladesi said he is very excited about the cold-brew station that has been added.
 
“It was the best thing that came from this whole experience,” he said. “Boston Best Coffee really sold us on the idea, and it came out nice.”
 
He is also proud of the system in place that will insure all take-out orders are processed smoothly and quickly for the customers who call ahead at 978-887-9580 or visit orderbagelbin.com for pick up orders.
 
Why use the name Bagel Bin Deli?
 
“My father bought the Bagel Bin Deli [in Revere] twenty years ago,” Vlladesi said. “We grew up at the Bagel Bin. It was home to us. My father’s love for the business and ability to interact with anyone by making them feel a part of a family was very powerful. It created a big community in Revere. Everyone knew the Bagel Bin Deli. The thought honestly has never come to our minds to change it. We love it.”
 
The core team from the Bagel Bin crew in Revere has been hired to work in Topsfield along with a faithful crew member from the old Daybreak Café team, explained Vlladesi. He said he imagines there will be a need for more staff soon.
 
“I know we will be giving my Uncle Billy a call sooner or later when we get busier,” he said. “I’ve seen him crack four eggs at once and have them all come out perfectly.”
 
Opening day
 
Opening day went great with only a few hiccups, Vlladesi said.  
 
“Everyone is getting used to where everything is,” he said. “We updated our point-of-sale system, which adds a lot of new options such as online ordering, Uber Eats and Grubhub integration, which all leads to faster cook times and happier customers. I am very happy with the whole team; We did a great job!”
 
On hand for the opening was George Vlladesi, who is Hansi’s father, and several other family members who pitched in to make the day a success. The Vlladesi family, who immigrated to the United States from Albania in 1992, is also busy rebuilding the Revere store.
 
As time goes on, Vlladesi said, he might incorporate the best-selling pizzas that his family made at their Revere store.
 
“Who knows where this journey might take us,” he quipped.
 
“Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well,” he said. “I feel like that’s what we did there. We are so thrilled to be in Topsfield.”

The Bagel Bin Deli is open 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day of the week.