The Brown Bear Coffee Shop
Located above Hurst Chemist, the pretty Brown Bear Coffee Shop is a hidden gem. Here, visitors can pick up tasty homemade produce as well as breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, cakes and coffee. At this small family business, staff are rightly proud of their reliance on local suppliers and ingredients, which they use to create outstanding dishes, bakes and gifts. Locally made craft creations are displayed and sold in the coffee shop, and create a pretty backdrop for dining.
The all-day breakfast menu offers plenty of choice, from upmarket eggs royale and indulgent pastry platters, to simple porridge served with fresh fruit, yoghurt and honey. The lunch menu has something for everyone too, whether you’re after a light snack or something more substantial. The range of hot food includes homemade chilli with nachos, and handmade burgers with sides like chunky potato wedges and roasted vegetables.
The Brown Bear Coffee Shop’s perfectly glossy, light meringues are the talk of the town and are definitely worth making the trip to try. If you’re looking for something to brighten your day, why not opt for the delightful afternoon tea platter. Everything is made to order and there are plenty of options to choose from. Alternatively, indulge in a mouth-watering freakshake – you won’t be disappointed. If you fi nd yourself in the heart of Ripley, pop in and see what the warm and friendly staff can offer you.