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21 Bilbury Street | Bretonside, Plymouth, England
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Open since May 2011 in a modern bur narrow and interesting back street...
Open since May 2011 in a modern bur narrow and interesting back street extending a fifteenth century lane behind an old pub and down at pavement level with high modern close flats and business buildings above it. Contemporary tasteful quaint maybe. We just came upon it while looking for the back entrance of a hotel. Only 150m from the nearest quayside. A pleasant busy little cafe dominated slightly by the extensive selection at the deli counter. Lovely place and almost unfindable if you don't know where to look or that its there. Perfect in quality novelty and appeal for a Tripadvisor entry.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place to eat

It was difficult to find but worth it when you get there, a smallish place but also take away. Everything made fresh and yummy and the signature blueberry bear cake is a must but be warned they seem to go quickly!!! Lots of options on the menu and very resonably priced. They offer some deals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I bought the Groupon which was a fantastic deal. £4 for 3 lunches....... I would have paid that for one of the amazing sandwiches. A little slow putting it together, but well worth the wait. Parking not ideal but a great place for anyone working within walking distance. Seating inside and a great selection available.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was difficult to find but worth it when you get there, a smallish place but also take away. Everything made fresh and yummy and the signature blueberry bear cake is a must but be warned they seem to go quickly!!! Lots of options on the menu and very resonably priced. They offer some deals that are very good value... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I think it this place has a lot of potential, however I do think they could do with quickening the service. My boyfriend and I came in for lunch and we were told there would be a wait on the baguettes as they were baking. We were fine with this, but when they were ready, mine came about 15mins after... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Good service Food always fresh Have been here on several occasions and find the whole experience excellent This shop does not deserve poor reviews

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Like this little place. Makes a very pleasant change. Quick service simple tasting Italian bias snacks. Friendly.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Tried to use the Groupon Voucher to get a couple of Sandwiches for my Wife and I. Although the voucher specifically says the voucher CAN be used over three separate days, the member of staff I saw decided that it meant it MUST be used over three separate days and so wouldn't allow me to get a sandwich for me... More 

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Bluebeardeli P, Owner at Blue Bear deli, responded to this review

As this customer was unable to visit us on 3 separate occasions, which was the whole idea of the Groupon marketing, they received an apology for the inconvenience and offered a refund on their voucher through Groupon. We have taken the feedback on-board, and will ensure that any future Groupon offers are made clearer by Groupon. As a small business... More 

Belper, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The choice is very limited and the reception I got was not the most friendliest especially when I wanted to pay by card. I ordered the bacon Sarnie, it was more sarnie than bacon. The coffee was very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lovely and fresh food. Shame about the opening hours. It was also very busy to get a table, which just shows how popular it is.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Delicious sandwiches, the best we have had for a long time. Bread was so fresh. Very pleasant people :o) will be revisiting very soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Slunk out the back door of Jury's with a dreadful hangover after an excessively long night of debauchery and excess. Reception at the hotel had recommended this small unit run by two bright lads knocking out simple snacks with an Italian bias beside their small but perfectly formed deli shelves. Just what the doctor ordered. Sat in the shade inside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Bilbury Street | Bretonside, Plymouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Delicatessen

Description

Open since May 2011 in a modern bur narrow and interesting back street extending a fifteenth century lane behind an old pub and down at pavement level with high modern close flats and business buildings above it. Contemporary tasteful quaint maybe. We just came upon it while looking for the back entrance of a hotel. Only 150m from the nearest quayside. A pleasant busy little cafe dominated slightly by the extensive selection at the deli counter. Lovely place and almost unfindable if you don't know where to look or that its there. Perfect in quality novelty and appeal for a Tripadvisor entry.
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

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