Big Bear Café’s New Chef & Dinner Evolution
by Prince Of Petworth
March 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm
Founded by Stu Davenport, and for the past seven years, Big Bear Café has been the Bloomingdale neighborhood spot for one of the area’s best cups of coffee or tea; breakfast or a homemade lunch, all served in a comfortable, welcoming environment or on the restaurant’s cobblestone patio surrounded by herb and flower gardens. Truly a ‘neighborhood’ spot, it has been involved in the founding of the area’s farmers’ market, community activities and social causes.
About two years ago, it began serving Chili in the evening, and has since grown its dinner menu utilizing the talents of some seriously pedigreed chefs. Fast forward to 2015, Big Bear Café is offering dinner Monday through Saturday, with plates that are stellar from product to presentation, a great selection of beer, wine and spirits, and a new James Beard nominated chef in the kitchen, front of the house manager and table service. The patio has also expanded to accommodate more diners (seats approximately 65-70).