Friday, 1 August 2008

Rumours greatly exaggerated

I'm delighted to be able to announce that the rumours of the Bear Cafe's demise have proved premature (even though they weren't exactly rumours!).

Dale has been in touch to say that the cafe will be reopening on 8 September, under his management, and will be continuing with a similar menu of soups, sandwiches and salads - "as well as some new tasty delights".

Apparently they are also going to be putting together a recipe book for some of the cafe's menu items (hopefully the spicey split pea soup will be in it).

I'm using this announcement to put in my suggestions for improvements to the menu: feel free to add your own in the comments box, I'm sure Dale will be happy to have the feedback!

1. less dressing on the salads please, and perhaps some lower-fat versions (eg mixing low fat yoghurt with mayo for your potato salad). Perhaps you could consider offering additional dressings in jugs for those customers who want more.

2. on a similar note, there used to be a time when nearly every salad had cheese in it, although this did seem to have changed in the past few months. Please don't resurrect it! It's fine to have a bit of cheese in one of the salads, but adding it to everything means salad is no longer a healthy option lunch!

Keep up the good work with the soups, I look forward to new recipes and old favourite alike!

1 comment:

Margie said...

Hooray! I was devastated at the thought of losing one of my favourite cafes and supplier of one of the best carrot cakes of all time. My menu requests are please keep the carrot cake and consider changing the coffee. Thanks, Bear Cafe!