Today’s no repeat lunch fare was found on Main Street in Gainesville at the Big Bear Cafe. A staple for breakfast in the area – said to be in the top 5 choices for a morning feast – we stopped in for lunch and were not disappointed.
The cafe is located just one block from the Amtrak station and offers a wide variety of home cooked favorites. Daily specials include chicken and dressing, fried green tomatoes and squash casserole. They also grill burgers, fry up chicken tenders and even prepare a few salads for those looking to trim their waistline.
Owner, Chad Vaughan says he opened Big Bear Cafe because he thought the area lacked a good place to have breakfast – judging by the crowd at lunch, if breakfast is there most popular meal – you better go early to grab a seat – try one of the vintage bar stools at the lunch counter where you can sneak a peek into the kitchen.
Being the fearless lunch mates we are – we opted for a bevy of treats from the daily specials menu including the “bean of the day” – white soup beans – aka – navy beans.
Check out the photos below to see for yourself why Big Bear Cafe is worth the trip.
Big Bear Cafe
893 Main Street, SW
Gainesville, GA 30501770-538-0272
Open Monday-Friday 6am-3pm
Weekly motorcycle ride in Saturdays 7-11am