Bear n’ Bean Café & General Store
The Bear n’ Bean Café & General Store is your one stop shop for fresh coffee, savory pastries, and exclusive Bear Lake Reserve apparel. Our café features freshly and locally roasted coffee from our Roast Master, Matt King, and freshly baked treats from our Executive Pastry Chef, Gabrielle Warner. The general store offers bags of our Bear Lake Reserve coffee, 6-packs of our Bear Lake Blonde and Brown beer, and a variety of gear and keepsakes. Visit us on the lower level of the Lake Club or browse our online general store to order bags of coffee, apparel, and more.
Executive Pastry Chef Gabrielle Warner
A locally celebrated pastry chef with a personality as warm as her treats, Chef Gabrielle (or “G” for short) was first inspired to start baking by her grandmother. When she was a little girl, “Mamaw Bobbie Mae” gifted G her first kitchen utensil: a rolling pin made of cedar wood, which she still cherishes to this day. She has since gone on to hone her baking and pastry art skills at world-renowned establishments including The Edelweiss in Germany, The Biltmore in Asheville, NC and Canyon Kitchen in Sapphire, NC.
Be sure to enjoy her specialty desserts and visit her downstairs at the Bear N’ Bean to taste her delicious fresh baked treats.
Roast Master Matt King
The owner of King Coffee Roasters and a longtime singer/songwriter, our Roast Master Matt King is truly an artist in every sense. While frequenting a local coffee shop in Nashville, he quickly became enamored with the smooth, unique taste of espresso from Indian Malabar beans. Some friends gifted him 50 pounds of those same Malabar beans a few years later, and the rest is history. Today, Matt lives at Bear Lake Reserve with his wife, Heidi Newfield, where he roasts delicious creations for the entire community and continues to hone his craft.
Give his specialty drinks a try at Bear n’ Bean and be sure to take a bag of coffee home with you!