Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe
My latest travels took me to a small German town outside of San Antonio, Texas called Boerne (pronounced bern-ie), which happens to be the current home of my parents, sister, brother-in-law and nieces. Every time I visit this perfectly cozy place with a beautiful historic main street, gorgeous oaks, precious goslings by the river and views of the vast Texas Hill Country, I am introduced to a new, intriguing place. This time the intriguing place I was introduced to was the Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe located on Main Street. My parents, who relocated to Boerne from New Orleans post-Katrina, and my sister and her family, who relocated from Colorado last fall, all have raved and commented about their frequent visits to Bear Moon.
Owners Paula Hayward and Jack Cushman have enjoyed bringing the community their delectable baked goods and cuisine for over a decade. Bear Moon offers a complete "Bear Moon Breakfast Experience" with a buffet of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, skillet potatoes, bakery-crumb pancakes with syrup, fresh bakery granola, breakfast breads and pastries of the day. You can also order items "solo" like a full stack or short stack of their signature Bakery-Crumb Pancakes. You can enjoy this breakfast buffet Tuesday through Friday until 10:30am or on the weekend until noon. If you don't make it for breakfast, then no problem because Bear Moon has you covered for the lunching hours as well. Star vegetarian items include the "Eggplant Sandwich-griddled eggplant, zucchini and onions on toasted chef's choice of bread with pesto, tomato and provolone", the "Avocado Veggie Sandwich" and the "Cream Cheese Veggie Wrap". For something meatier, this Texas cafe pulls out none other than the "BBQ Beef Sandwich-bathed in special sauce on Ciabatta bread" and a "German Open-Faced Reuben Sandwich". Of course, you can build your own sandwich with the meat and cheese of your choice and one of the many freshly baked breads. With three home made soups featured daily, a quiche of the day, and a salad named the "Best Caesar in Boerne", you are sure to enjoy a delicious, fresh meal at the Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe.
If you live in the Boerne area or its neighboring towns near San Antonio, then you must treat yourself to both a visit to Boerne's Historic Downtown Main Street and a stop at the Bear Moon. For locals, check out Bear Moon's extensive catering menu, which would be perfect for any gathering. Need to bring something to your kids' school, playgroup or pool party? Bear Moon will take care of you with a variety of cookie trays and baskets. Pastry Boxes are available with the choices of all of Bear Moon's scrumptious treats like their "World Famous Piggies". Yes, like piggies-in-the-blanket except these are huge with options for "Cheezy Piggies" or "Jalapeno Hogs" baked in a buttery flaky pastry dough. Cinnamon Rolls, Bear Claws, and Scones-Oh My! So much deliciousness all from one cozy little cafe. If the tasty baked goods and cuisine aren't enough, then you will certainly be charmed by the warm Texas smiles and friendly service.
I hope you too will have the pleasure of experiencing this lovely town in Texas' gorgeous Hill Country and all it has to offer!
Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe
401 South Main Street
Boerne, Texas 78006