It's secretive and mysterious. At first if you walked past it in the daytime, you wouldn't even know it was there. Perhaps if you strolled past at night on a weekend you may have heard funky music seeping through the big wooden door, or seen a line of people waiting to get in.
You've possibly heard whispers everywhere, everyone talking about ... "The Blind Bear".
The secret is starting to slip out. It's no longer just a little saloon bar at night. Wednesday through to Sunday, it's now opened 'Little Paws' for breakfast and lunch. I still see people walk past and stop for a double take, look for a sign and say 'what is this place'.
There is no signage, but its atmosphere will draw you in. The staff are vibrant and charismatic, the music is upbeat but chilled, and they've set up the eating area with barrels, crates and wooden chairs, bright umbrellas and hessian bags.
Its daytime ambience perfectly compliments the night time bar, which is what is hiding behind that big wooden door. A dimly lit saloon, booths, a long bar and lamp shades.
So without painting too much of a picture (so you can still keep an element of surprise) I'd love to tell you about the food…without giving too much away. It's delicious.
It was hard to choose, not because the menu is too large, but everything just sounded too intriguing. You'll find your favourites on there, with a twist.
I had French toast with poached pears, whipped yoghurt cream topped with spiced maple syrup, sat up on the wooden bench and watched the world wake up in Cronulla, feeling like I was in a completely different town.
I'm pretty excited to go back and try the lunch menu, and go again for breakfast, and, there is of course, the dinner menu too!
If you're looking for a change, go see what it's all about…but sshhh, don't tell anyone, it's a secret!