Bearcat

Coffee House | Eclectic | Vegan-Friendly | Vegetarian
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One of the best
Emily Madsen | August 06, 2017
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Coffee and breakfast spot by day and bar by night, Bearcat is a unique and exciting stop in Brooklyn, New York. Despite stereotypes of hipster cafes and bars attracting only stuffy patrons, Bearcat staff are eager to help with any questions or suggestions regarding food and drink offerings that can be unique and exotic.

Turmeric latte is a concept new to me. Similar to a matcha latte, turmeric powder and milk are steamed to silky smoothness. I suggest you splurge and try either macadamia or oat milk alternatives, which make for a drink that is both richer and lighter. Continue reading

Coffee and breakfast spot by day and bar by night, Bearcat is a unique and exciting stop in Brooklyn, New York. Despite stereotypes of hipster cafes and bars attracting only stuffy patrons, Bearcat staff are eager to help with any questions or suggestions regarding food and drink offerings that can be unique and exotic.

Turmeric latte is a concept new to me. Similar to a matcha latte, turmeric powder and milk are steamed to silky smoothness. I suggest you splurge and try either macadamia or oat milk alternatives, which make for a drink that is both richer and lighter. This is a great option for those who want a caffeine hit without the strong taste that comes with most espresso or coffee.

Bearcat’s food demands attention, too. With an eclectic menu offering teff waffles (teff is a grass native to Ethiopia) and multiple toasts such as mushroom onion, Bearcat can make any palate happy. The teff waffle, a gluten-free option (yay!), is absolutely scrumptious: crunchy yet soft with a nutty flavor, it gives little hint that its base is grass flour. Topped with a tart strawberry compote and creme fraiche, it is a beautifully balanced plate — worth ordering whether or not you are gluten-free.

If savory breakfasts are more your thing, Bearcat has multiple different toast options that include classic avocado toast, smoked salmon with capers toast, and mushroom with caramelized onions toast. With a whole wheat slice as the base, its outside crunchy and middle soft, each one has a hearty underlying taste. Bearcat uses Sorrel in many dishes, including the mushroom toast. It is similar to arugula, giving the dish a nice spicy/earthy taste.

Whether for breakfast, just coffee, or drinks at night, Bearcat is a great stop for anyone looking for something hip and different. Although it is not easy on the wallet, it is certainly worth a trip to Brooklyn.

Dishes to try
Bearcat, Turmeric Latte
Turmeric Latte
Must-Try
Turmeric latte, sans espresso, is refreshing but has enough kick to get you going in the morning. Try it with macadamia nut milk.
Bearcat, Teff Waffle
Teff Waffle
Must-Try
Made from the gluten-free grain teff, this waffle is crunchy and fluffy, crowned with tart compote.
Bearcat, Mushroom & Onion Toast
Mushroom & Onion Toast
Must-Try
Marinated mushrooms with caramelized onions make this toast a savory breakfast to remember.
Directions and Hours
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
No
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