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Big Bear Cafe

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Mon, 6/17
8:00 PM

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American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a coffee shop that isn't a cookie cutter version of all the others? Big Bear Cafe has loads of charm, with indoor and outdoor seating, and a very cool private space upstairs that can be rented out for events.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Fran S
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Fun little coffee shop! Refreshing change from all the chains ! Great coffee and service and breakfast was fantastic. Recommend by Jeffery our host ! Locals must love this place and area of town ! Hope to visit again soon !

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DaddyandCaleb
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

I am a New Jersey Bride in town for a funeral and thought I would check out the venue for a bridal shower. I asked to quickly view the space since I was in town. The cashier asked management if I could view the space...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

Went to this cafe for dinner upon the recommendation of our AirBnb. Food was lovely and staff friendly but you order at the bar, take your own drinks to the table- they serve you the meals....no table service in a cafe more than half empty...More

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank raceym
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

We walked in for breakfast but quickly changed our mind. The cashier had her hand in her pants and was wearing a crop top. I have never seen anything like that in my life. I sat down while my husband ordered coffee. He said her...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank GlobalTraveller5
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Not being from DC or knowing how the service operates in the Big Bear Cafe, we were made to feel like outsiders and there is a distinct ‘locals only’ vibe here. Food and coffee were very tasty, but the atmosphere created and the feeling of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Travelling_Footy_Fan
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A group of us arranged a private dinner here and were very impressed. The food and service were excellent and ambience just right for a relaxed professional gathering. They catered brilliantly for all dietary requirements and accommodated us fully. The wine list is also very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
5  Thank TripSally
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy a visit to this neighborhood gem. Great spot to enjoy breakfast and coffee on the patio when the weather is nice and free WiFi during the weekdays. Always delicious fresh-baked pastries available (especially their scones) and breakfast sandwiches. For lunch, try the falafel...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Govfled712
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is in the neighborhood I live in and is a super cool spot. The coffee/tea is good and the breakfast snacks are quite good. Great place to meet in the morning before work.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank wearecured
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a place to sit and have coffee and breakfast. Our Airbnb owner suggested Big Bear Cafe. After a short walk arrived. Nice, quaint friendly place with indoor and outdoor shaded patio. Weather was nice so we sat outside. Food, juice and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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