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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: 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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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Day out In Todmorden

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Lydia P
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Preston, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am not a vegetarian or vegan. In fact I am a big meat eater, however I love coming to the Bear and every time I do I consider going veggie because the food is so tasty, filling and wholesome. I never leave feeling super stuffed and sluggish. The haloumi burger is my favourite at the moment. The coffee is... More 

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Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I am not a veggie but thoroughly enjoyed my lunch here. Very fresh food, good service great atmosphere. will be back soon

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have popped into here half a dozen times, typically for a coffee in the middle of the day, sometimes with a yummy cake made fresh on the premises, and only had a light meal here once. It is easy to miss, as it is rather tucked away situated above the organic health food shop below, and many casual visitors... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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39 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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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, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

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

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