Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock

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On the main street in Blackrock, next to the entrance to the Blackrock Market you will find Bear Market Coffee. The owners of Bear are Stephen Deasy and Ruth Hussey. They met while studying architecture, after which they decided to change direction, a detour looking into setting up a high end hostel company and they landed with Bear Market Coffee. It started in the market itself and soon moved out to its own premises.

Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock
Inside Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock

Bear Market Coffee is almost raw in feel,  clean wooden furniture and counters, steel and copper fixings and features, exposed white brick walls

Coffee @ Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock
Coffee @ Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock

I visited for a quick breakfast one Saturday morning recently and enjoyed a very fine flat white and granola bar. It was difficult to choose from the display of scones, breads and cakes…but settled on the granola.

Scones & Cakes @ Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock
Scones & Cakes @ Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock

The granola bar was placed on a small sheet of paper on a black slate. Simply effective presentation. The only slightly irksome piece was that the coffee took quite a while. Granted there was a party of 3 people just ahead of me and one person waiting coffee but it seemed to take longer than you would think. However it was worth the wait, a perfect flat white coffee to go with my delicious granola. Just the right amount of crunchy vs. chewy, full of nutty goodness with just enough sweetness.

Granola Bar @ Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock
Granola Bar @ Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock
Coffee & Granola @ Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock
Coffee & Granola @ Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock

I sat at the counter area at the window, nice spot to watch the world go by. There’s a few stools around the place but take out seems to be the thing here. the coffee only cups in take out cups even if staying in. They also sell other foodstuffs, which makes a nice display on one of the walls.

Shelves @ Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock
Shelves @ Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock

I liked Bear Market Coffee, didn’t love it, something lacking for me and I’m not entirely sure what it is…maybe I’ll take out next time as the granola bar was so good! If in Blackrock pay it a visit and see for yourself…

Enjoy!

Bear Market Coffee | 19A Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin | +353 879582469 | info@bearmarketcoffee.com

www.bearmarket.ie | @BearMarketCo

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