Housed in what was once the historic Bear Creek Ice Company General Store, the Bear Creek Café, on White Haven Road, offers a relaxing breakfast and lunch experience overlooking, you guessed it, Bear Creek. Its décor includes stained glass windows and plenty of fresh flowers to enhance the outdoor views and provide a rustic atmosphere. For breakfast, don’t miss the stuffed French toast, which has a different filling every day. After your meal, take some time to sample a homemade pie or brownie. The espresso ice cream is the Café’s signature dessert.
The attached gift shop believes in supporting artisans over big business and carries a wide selection of handmade crafts and decorative items. Visitors can expect to find items ranging from pottery and hand-blown glass to soaps and wood carvings. These items are carefully made by US-based artists, many of whom are local. Be sure to check its website or ask inside the shop about the week’s featured artist.