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The Bear Cafe-Bar

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Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic
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29 Rochdale Road, Todmorden OL14 7LA, England
01706 433 606
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vegetarian cafe bar & Deli Food Store set in Todmorden's Old Cooperative
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Overpriced veggie cafe but with varied selection and lovely cakes

Why is veggie food always so expensive! Cakes delicious though and to be recommended with a lovely coffee

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Jen2261
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Why is veggie food always so expensive! Cakes delicious though and to be recommended with a lovely coffee

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We live over an hour away from here, but at least 4 times a year we make a special journey over to Todmorden JUST for this cafe experience. (It helps that there is a lovely antique shop just next door!) This is the most tasty vegan food we've ever had and there are numerous mouth-watering 'specials' on the board, which... More 

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Rossendale
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128 reviews 128 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The bear cafe in todmorden is housed in the towns former Co-op, on the ground floor is a health food shop . To get to the cafe is you need to climb the wide stairs the cafe is light and airy for a very traditional Coop shop which must be over 100 years old. When we entered we did not... More 

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UK&UAE
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Still fab food and lots of choice. Only slightly let down by presenting us with an order of vegetarian food containing gluten, when I had ordered the vegan and gluten free option. Then I waited quite a while for them to change it. I would have been seriously ill if I had not spotted the mistake.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Comfortable though it was a bit crowded on a Sunday. We waited for nearly half an hour for our food, which was delicious and of generous portions. There's one thing I'm not sure about though-I ordered the 'ramen with miso soup', which turned out to be neither ramen or miso soup but simply rice noodles with spicy Thai-styled soup (which... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Crowded but comfortable, child friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Excellent warming soup and tastey bread on a cold day.

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Yorkshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I was taken to The Bear as a birthday treat by my husband and we had a great experience. The cafe had been recommended to us previously but we hadn't yet got around to going. A birthday is always a great excuse to go somewhere new and we're glad we did! We shall definitely be returning at some point. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

An undiscovered gem !!..We live in Luddenden and will definitely be coming again. Surroundings were clean and comfortable with sofas as well as tables and magazines etc. Food was fantastic and great value with fresh ingredients and lots of taste - yum yum !!

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Leeds
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

My first experience of The Bear Cafe had not been such a positive one and after writing a poor review on here I was emailed by the manger who was extremely apologetic and I was sent a £20 voucher so that we could return on another day. We are not from the area but we decided to go on a... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

How on earth is Bear placed 8th when it is prob the best place to eat in the whole Calder Valley. The food is always great both for us as life long veggies and my ten year old meat eating daughter.Specials board is always a delight and service equally so. We eat here most weeks and never tire of it.

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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: Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

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

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