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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
good grub

Love the food, though the micro salad is a bit annoyingly twee and the wait for food can be quite long

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
chris B
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burnley
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lancashire
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to The Bear confirmed my theory that the use of the words 'organic', 'vegetarian' and 'vegan' on a menu can often be a permit for some venues to charge that bit extra for food and drink. That was certainly the case here, as I took a sharp intake of breath at the £2.40 price for an Americano.... More 

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burnley
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Love the food, though the micro salad is a bit annoyingly twee and the wait for food can be quite long

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

My friend and I were about to start part of The Rochdale Canal walk from Todmorden to Rochdale last Sunday (26th April 2015) and we happened to past this lovely old-fashioned Co-operative store which has been restored to its former glory. It was such a wonderful shop, we had to call in. To our delight it had a cafe upstairs,... More 

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Bear is simply wonderful! amazing vegetarian food which has no equal for miles around, and a lovely airy space with really nice staff who are pleasant and extremely helpful. The specials were incredibly good, and the selection of cakes (especially gluten-free) are too tempting to ignore! Wish I lived closer as I can't wait to go back, and will... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I love The Bear and it never disappoints. Yesterday I met a friend here for lunch. I had the sweet potato and courgette frittata with salad and the sourdough olive bread with garlic and tomato. The food is all locally sourced and organic and you can taste the freshness. She had the superfood salad and enjoyed that, too. It was... More 

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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333 reviews 333 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We spotted this place by chance when we were visiting Todmorden ... we were looking around the deli area of the ground floor and saw that there was a cafe on the first floor. It was time for lunch, so we gave it a try ... no research on TA for a change! (We hadn't realised that it was veggie... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I've never been one for vegetarian dishes given the option but I had one of the tastiest veggie meals ever here today. I had an aubergine, tomato, mozzarella and parmigiana dish accompanied with griddled flat bread and rocket salad and it was totally delicious. My partner had a watercress, feta and caramelised onion tart served with a selection of deli... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I wish this was in my home town. Great food in a wonderful space above a fab deli. If you're lucky you can get a window seat above the road and watch the world go by. The food is reasonably priced and portions spot on, but make sure you leave room for pudding! I must make a point to call... More 

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is one of our favourite café / deli's and we always go if we fancy a day out in West Yorkshire or a trip to one of our favourite garden centres, Riggs, not far from Todmorden (out on the road to Rochdale). We like the Bear for because of the glorious food and because it is a very successful... More 

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Bear is a lovely cafe, the coffee is delicious, buns and cakes all lovely, we have had a few meals here and all very tasty. Just wish it was open till about 8pm.

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

Description

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

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