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The Bear Cafe-Bar

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Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan
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29 Rochdale Road, Todmorden OL14 7LA, England
01706 433 606
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Vegetarian cafe bar & Deli Food Store set in Todmorden's Old Cooperative

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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
Beary Nice!!

The Bear never fails to impress. The fiod here is well thought out, presented well and tastes delicious. We can always count on the bear for friendly staff and good food. Even better if you get the window seat so you can people watch but it does get very busy and these seats go quickly!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Natasha P
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Bear never fails to impress. The fiod here is well thought out, presented well and tastes delicious. We can always count on the bear for friendly staff and good food. Even better if you get the window seat so you can people watch but it does get very busy and these seats go quickly!!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I absolutely love this place. The food is fantastic value, staff very attentive but not overly so, great selection of food and very very good coffee!! A must must must. Love it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I went in the cafe because it looked jive from the outside and it was vegetarian (im vegi). Whilst ordering my foooood I saw 3 packs of the organic equivalent of Doritos placed in a hamper basket by the till (one pack open) and obviously thought they were for testing. Well it turned out that they were for cooking (as... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Unique vegetarian cafe that offers up some wonderful, tasty dishes served in spacious surroundings. Service is friendly & fast ... and their coffee & cakes are to die for! There is also the most wonderful shop on the ground floor selling fresh, locally sourced fruit, vegetables & many other often difficult to find food-related products.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had a lovely lunch yesterday. I'm vegan and this place was perfect. Went with my friend. Food was clearly lovingly prepared and cooked. Had a divine vegan, gooey chocolate cake for pudding. Will definitely be back! Thabk you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visited yesterday whilst out and about we will definitely go again! Lovely funky building with many original features throughout and brilliant deli downstairs. Grand staircase leads to The Bear Cafe and Restaurant a vegetarian eatery thats delightful, fresh and vibey. Enjoyed the choice of 3 salads (6 or 7 to choose from - I had roasted vegetables, cous cous with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I've been researching vegan food and restaurants as I've recently converted- I thought it would be difficult but coming here made it so easy. I ordered a flat white made with soya (drinks are quite pricey) and then I had a bean, mushroom and herb burger which was supposed to come with coleslaw- the coleslaw wasn't vegan so I asked... More 

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Waterfoot, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited here after having it recommended to us. We was impressed with the menu, and concept of the venue, and it seemed very popular, as it was full when we arrived. However upon arrival, there was no greating from any of the several staff who passed us , and no direction onto how the order system worked ie table... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great healthy food, bustling atmosphere. An excellent whole food co op downstairs selling fresh food and a wide range of ingredients. I also find it a good place either for informal meetings or family get togethers.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Called here for a Saturday lunch and found the food flavoursome,well presented and excellent value.The downstairs shop is also full of items which are sometimes difficult to source anywhere else.Keep up the good work ,we definitely will visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Rochdale Road, Todmorden OL14 7LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Todmorden
  • Phone Number: 01706 433 606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

Description

Vegetarian cafe bar & Deli Food Store set in Todmorden's Old Cooperative

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