Novare Res Bier Cafe

Novare Res Bier Café
4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1
Portland, ME 04101

207 761 2437

Monday - Thursday 4-1
Friday 3-1
Saturday & Sunday 12-1


Kitchen Hours:

Sun‑Thurs open‑11 / Fri & Sat open‑12:30

Updated: Jan 25, 2019 @ 9:05 pm


Chips & French Onion Dip
Creamy house-made French onion dip with kettle chips

Fancy “Slim Jim”
Landjäger, a smoked German beef sausage, oooohhh yeeaaaah

Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs         
Trio of deviled eggs, horseradish mustard yolks, marinated beets & pickles

Mixte Plate
Traditional Belgian bier café snack, cubed salami and young cheese served w/ spicy mustard

Griddled Pretzel
Griddled pretzel with salt, bier cheese or maple mustard …single or double

Pork Sliders
Pulled pork braised in smoky rauchbier on 3 buns topped with savory “caramel” sauce & pickles

Crab Rangoon Grilled Cheese
Fresh crab & cream cheese on grilled Pullman bread w/ spicy duck sauce

Vegan Crab Cakes
Crispy wheat & soy “crab” cakes on a bed of local Ocean Approved Kelp Salad with Old Bay vegan aioli

Roasted Garlic Hummus
Served with pickled vegetables and za’tar grilled pita bread

Soup Du Jour
It’s the soup of the day! Ooohh…that sounds good, I’ll have that!… cup or bowl


Sandwiches served with Morse’s pickles on Southside Bread, choice of side kettle chip, demi salad or cabbage slaw

Spring Sandwich
Rosemary ham, garlic onion jam, Cotswold cheese, lettuce & balsamic, on a Amoroso roll

The “Impossible” Burger Animal-Free Style
Plant-based veg. burger w/ American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard pickles & “Animal Sauce”

Cheesesteak Wizwit
Shaved ribeye steak, grilled onions, sharp provolone & American “wiz” on an Amoroso roll

(Make it a “Fake N’ Cheese” with the Impossible Burger)

Fatty Wad
Prosciutto, sopressata, mortadella, salami, sharp provolone, peppers, tomato, onion & greens on a Amoroso roll

Bánh Mì
Ham, mortadella, jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, pickled carrots & diakon, mayo on a Amoroso roll

(Sub vegan crab cake & veganaise) *contains wheat & soy

Soup & Grilled Cheese
Select cheese blend using Jaspers Hill’s Alpha Tolman & Clothbound Cheddar, grilled on Southside Pullman bread with a cup of today’s soup


Bierwurst Plate
Two seared bierwursts, sauerkraut, spicy mustard and rye toast

Veganwurst Plate
Two vegan seitan sausages (bean & wheat), sauerkraut, spicy mustard & rye toast

Schweinhaxe (Pork Shank)
German bier hall classic, savory pork shank w/ potatoes, onion broth, saurkraut & buttered rye bread

Curry Bowl
Chickpea yellow curry w/ tomato, basil & seasonal vegetables on a bed of basmati rice

(add chicken breast or vegan crab cakes)

Wedge Salad
Iceberg, tomato, cucumber, applewood bacon & Woodcock Farm Kinda Blue dressing  

(add chicken breast or vegan crab cakes)

Meat & Cheese Bar

One ounce portions served with Standard Bakery baguette and garnish


Leoncini Herb Roasted Ham – ITA Delicate rosemary / soft and highly aromatic

Red Table Big Chet – MN Spicy pork salami/fennel/garlic/white wine

Salumeria Biellese Napolitana – NY Course salami/Berkshire pork/ Mediterranean and North African spices

Mousse Royale Au Sauternes – NY Pork/duck liver/goose liver/ mushrooms/ sauternes wine

Pio Tosini Prosciutto di Parma – ITA 500 day aged ham / nutty / notes of berries

Molinari Mortadella – CA “Fancy bologna” / nitrate-free / pistachios


Winter Hill Farm – ME Rotating selection

Landaff – VT Raw cow’s milk /Welsh-style cheddar/firm/nutty

Twig Farm Goat Tomme – VT Semi-firm/raw goat milk/aged 90 days/ notes of roasted almond and lemon peel.

Woodcock Farm Kind of Blue – VT Soft ripened blue/cow’s milk/rich butter fat/gooey center

OG Kristal Gouda – BEL Cow’s milk/hard/18 month aged/ hints of toffee/salty

Chef’s Choice – ask your server about our new cheeses


Belgian Chocolate Mousse
Airy chocolate mousse with Allagash Black & flecks of Belgian milk chocolate

Belgian Liege Waffle
Brioche dough with pearl sugar, rotating preparation