|Lunch on the run - the lentil burger.|
Just a block away from the Hotel Illawarra, near the junction between Princes Highway and Victoria Street, the BullnBear opened only a few months ago and has been picking up the pace with customers. To me, I love the practical pricing, the location, the staff and the two tiered levels of the site. Not only open for breakfast and lunch, increasingly parties with small groups are being held there. The walls remain rustic - perhaps there is a Spanish hint here? They are within walking distance of the GPK shopping centre in Wollongong city centre and especially from the lane that leads to Sifters Espresso.
More than coffee are the Spanish and Euro beers stocked at BullnBear.
|La Vizcianto - with smoked salmon that gives a special texture on the palate.|
The few times I have been there the staff are kind enough to let the guests linger and enjoy the place, suggesting some items to further consider in a relaxing environment. For quick stays, you can use one of the small tables in front of the bar or sit outside on the pavement. The place is also worth strolling to. The El Gordo, or Big Breakfast, is an excellent choice and Scott did enjoy this selection - somewhat modern Aussie with a twist, as you are provided with chorizo and spinach with the expected servings of bacon, sourdough, tomato, eggs, mushroom and avocado. I enjoyed a total salad one late morning with Michael as we sat at a window side table. I reckon there is wholesome food here, with choices for different palates and appetites. The coffee complements the food - and I have a fav staff here who is always smiles even when busy, a rare gem!
Tapas evenings have commenced in August - this is a good development on the Wollongong foodie scene, which has limited choices for Euro small snacks like Greek and Spanish, unlike Surrey Hills in downtown Sydney or Brighton Le Sands at Botany Bay. Snacks like these go well hand in hand with cocktails, alcohol and liquor.
The BullN Bear is located at 2A Victoria Street, Wollongong CBD.
Telephone 612 4231 4315
Opening hours are from early morning till late arvo everyday, with dinners only on Fridays and Saturdays.