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Bluette on Bear, Inverloch’s new ‘it’ cafe

Words by Amanda Kennedy
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Bear Street Inverloch is home to artists and makers from many fields. Creators, like the rest of us, need caffeinating and feeding. Perfect timing then for new cafe, Bluette on Bear, to open in this burgeoning art hub on Bear Street.

Coffee is supplied by Maker Coffee Melbourne, a small roastery in Richmond who source from around the globe to create their unique coffee blends. It’s little wonder, their lattes are becoming renowned throughout the seaside town.

One quick glance at the Bluette on Bear Instagram will reveal the cafe’s commitment to presentation, not only in their food but also across the venture as a whole, from the ceramics for the chai by local Bass coast ceramicist Ship Wreck Ceramics to the carefully sourced preloved dining tables.

It’s an aesthetic borne of the owner’s previous incarnation Tasmin’s Table, a small-scale dining event company with such high demand it quickly amassed a year-long waiting list, as well as sister venue The Borough Dept. Store, a café/store in Korumburra.

After a soft opening, the crew have settled in and will be expanding the menu over the next several weeks.

‘We’ll be doing cocktails from the same concept with beautiful flowers and botanicals with homemade ingredients to make that a bit of a difference,’ explains the manager Amelia who also had a hand in the overall branding and design.

Choose from the cosy yet elegant main dining area or sit outside in the newly-established perennial flower garden while you sample the glistening buns and plump danishes courtesy of The Invy Baker.

‘Each week he uses different fruits on his danishes. This week we have nectarine and pistachio and last week it was cherries. The pastries come in warm and as soon as he walks in the cafe just smells like a bakery in Europe.’

Bluette is the kind of place you experience meal envy; you know, that feeling that the table next to you might have ordered better. Well, you’ll just have to make a return visit. After all, those lavender martinis, rosemary gin & tonics and rhubarb bellinis won’t drink themselves.


WHAT: Bluette on Bear
WHERE: 17 Bear St, Inverloch
WHEN: Mon – Fri 7am – 2:30pm, Sat & Sun 7:30am – 2:30pm
MORE INFO: Bluette on Bear

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