Blue Bear Coffee House
Perched on the corner of James Street and Kent Street in New Farm, Blue Bear Coffee House is a charming eatery that serves delicious brunch fare by day, and natty wines and snacks at night. On weekends, locals descend on Blue Bear to devour plates of pulled-pork eggs Benedict with cauliflower-and-potato rostis, 16-hour smoked brisket burgers with crispy bacon, and fluffy buttermilk pancake stacks. In the evenings, the lights dim and the joint turns into Hank’s Wine Bar – a friendly nighttime nosh spot serving smoked-pork toasties with Swiss cheese and pineapple-and-habanero jam, the smoked wagyu brisket cheeseburger, lamb shank bourguignon with pancetta and charred broccolini, and the roast pumpkin, white truffle and manchego arancini. On the drinks list, guests will spy the likes of Delinquente’s ‘Pretty Boy’ rosato, Adlib’s ‘Cirque’ cinsault and Vino Intrepido’s ‘Pound of Flesh’ skin-contact vermentino – as well as craft tins from BrewDog and Fick Brewing, plus canned cocktails from Bizarro.