we've been eating bread and pastries from black bear bakery for a couple of years now. whether we get it at a farmers market or at black bear's storefront on cherokee, the food is consistently good. the other day, we bought a voicedaily coupon to black bear, and clark hopped online to check their hours. much to our delight, clark spotted a tiny announcement of black bear's weekend vegan brunch [since changed to "neighborhood brunch," though we don't understand why they're no longer announcing the vegan-friendliness of the spread]. as you know, we're down with anything vegan, so we hustled over to cherokee for some chow.
choices ranged from fried rice with edamame to tofu scramble to fresh fruit, and everything was quite flavorful. of course there's toasted bread, too, but it was the fried rice that stole the show. in any case, you can get all of this spread for just 10 bucks, and for two bucks more you can get coffee or juice. the bonus is that you get to support an awesome local business--one that's committed to local food and local people--and you get to hang out with their great staff (shout out to janette!).
(side note: the weekend brunch is totally vegan only on sundays; on saturdays, though there are still vegan options, you'll also find eggs and cheese.)