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The Full Story



Our founder, Murad Islamov, started Maya Bagel Express at age 20 with a passion for creativity and credence that innovation is at the core of every brand. He saw an enormous amount of opportunity in the bagel and café industry. He set out on a mission to build a brand that is focused on consistently pushing the boundaries of innovation with integrity. A company that listens to its customers and fosters community; always strives to be better and ultimately a brand that he, his team, and their valued customers are proud to support.



We are a family-owned and operated café that serves mainly bagels, amongst many other options that include breakfast and lunch sandwiches, pastries, and coffees. Maya Bagel Express strives to perfect the well-known bagel. Coming from a baker’s family, the art of crafting a bagel came naturally for this family. Maya Bagel Express has staff that truly understand the importance of producing a fresh product daily for its customers. Moving down from the East Coast to Louisville, Kentucky, and having two decades of experience in the bagel industry, this family truly understands the importance of product quality and consistency. The foundation for this company was built upon the integrity of fresh products and exceptional customer service.


Our goal and mission are to spread love and joy throughout the community, to inspire people to achieve great things, and to impact our customers’ daily lives positively and productively with a bagel and coffee each day. 

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