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Review of Bear Market Coffee

Bear Market Coffee
Ranked #81 of 259 Quick Bites in Dublin
Description: Our passion for quality runs through everything we do. From our specially chosen coffees, teas, hot chocolate, and pastries, through to our determination to create a space that people will really enjoy. Every inch of each of each Bear Market cafe was lovingly designed and crafted; from the burnt timber tables, hand-build furniture, warming copper accents, and artwork lovingly given by our friends and family. We wanted to create an atmosphere that was contemporary and relaxing. So, pop in for a visit. We love to chat, and we really love to chat about coffee.
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Description: Our passion for quality runs through everything we do. From our specially chosen coffees, teas, hot chocolate, and pastries, through to our determination to create a space that people will really enjoy. Every inch of each of each Bear Market cafe was lovingly designed and crafted; from the burnt timber tables, hand-build furniture, warming copper accents, and artwork lovingly given by our friends and family. We wanted to create an atmosphere that was contemporary and relaxing. So, pop in for a visit. We love to chat, and we really love to chat about coffee.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The presentation in bear has great attention to detail . The pastries are so inviting so we bought some to eat and some to go !
But the joy of getting the coffee is that it is great to sit and enjoy the view of the bustling street outside while drinking it .

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank fairyshelly
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Reviewed January 1, 2020

Coffee is good, but the staff attitude! Folks, it's ok to smile or make eye contact. I was only person ordering at the counter, but still my order is shouted out as if I'm in the middle of a crowd, even though I'm 2 steps away. Less beard stroking and more contact with your customers!

Date of visit: December 2019
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1  Thank hotdrop
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Reviewed December 6, 2019

Bear Market Coffee in Blackrock's Main Street is an excellent choice for the mobile coffee aficionado, habitual imbiber, or occasional drinker alike. It opens early during weekdays (7:30 am) and stays open till evening commute time. Coffee range and quality is superb; artisan coffee and speciality teas are the main offering. Staff are young, friendly, energetic, hipster-ish without being barrista snobs types. Cakes and confecs are great; including healthy options. The location also sells keepcup options, coffee pots, ground beans, etc. It's all good.

But the experience for anyone wanting to site and enjoy a coffee onsite is lacking. The space is small and cramped inside; and whereas outside garden option is definitely open air and green, it is somewhat unappealing being covered by ugly perspex and with gardening hoses, and the odd buggy parked there. What really kills the potential is the ability to socialize, ponder, or work onsite. Between the unattractive prison-like bars both inside and outside, the high, narrow wooden tables and bar area for customers and the ugly IKEA-stype stools that are about as comfortable as a third-class seat on North Korean airlines it's a very poor static experience.

However, the place is busy; dog-friendly, and has decent free WiFi. Popular with local schools, colleges, offices it attracts a younger, FOMO, rugby-oriented, flat-white basic crowd on weekends with weekend cyclists, yogaheads and the usual wanna-be influences in Lulu Lemon. Too expensive for coffee to go in my opinion, but hey it's Blackrock.

Blackrock really deserves a superior, late-opening, sit-in coffee experience for locals and visitors alike. This is not it.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Thank uobroin
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

Perfect little coffee shop for a true caffeine hit. The ambiance was adorable and the coffee was awesome. Highly recommend the cortado!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Mary Kate D
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

Good coffee, prompt service and tasty brownies. The seating area is small inside but there is a lovely courtyard out the back that gets great sun. Lovely spot in Blackrock for a break

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Elizabeth I
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