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The Blue Bear

#144 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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9 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5EA, Scotland
+44 131 629 0229
07:30 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here the other day with my fiancee for breakfast. It was full so we were kindly informed that our food might take a while. It did, but we didn't mind. Really nice atmosphere and lovely food. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank dianapod2015
Braintree, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walkwed here from our hotel on a Carlton Hill. It took 30 mins but worth it. Friendly relaxed atmosphere, child and dog friendly. Lovely produce cooked well and yards from the Botanical Gardens. Would definitely return.

Thank clairejobby
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped into the Blue Bear on our recent trip to Edinburgh at the request of our Airbnb host. It did not disappoint! The food was tasty and reasonably priced. The staff were attentive but did not hover or make us feel like we needed to rush. It's a great spot for a casual breakfast or brunch before heading out... More 

Thank 8kelseym
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for brunch before going to the botanic gardens and had breakfast rolls and hummus. Coffee was decent, breakfast rolls good but pretty sure it was frozen hash browns like you'd buy in the shop. We didn't like the hummus, it was very earthy and didn't have much flavor to it.

Thank Opirret
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue Bear have a fabulous menu which can appeal to those looking for that perfect hangover cure, to those just looking for something light and quick. This place has it all! Amazing food, friendly staff, will definitely return! If only I live closer, it would be my regular!

Thank Simone R
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome brunch with friends at The Blue Bear. Super yummy food and fantastic service. I had The Hector...an Eggs Benedict style dish with vegetarian Haggis. A must!

Thank Seanerella
Beirut, Lebanon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite on the Menu are Hector and the BLT bagels . Very friendly service , reasonable prices and big portions.

Thank Redaajami
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Owner, gave exceptional service and you can tell he wants customers to enjoy their visit. great food and great service.

Thank 270wayneb
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere, large variety of board games, very nice food and lovely staff members :-) also dog friendly!

Thank Viktorija P
Inverness, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

First time in the blue bear cafe but definitely not the last. The menu is excellent, full of great choice of food. I had waffle with mixed berries and creme fraiche and my husband tried the meaty breakfast burrito. Both dishes were very tasty and well presented. Service was 5star. Very friendly and helpful. Will definitely visit again soon

Thank Anna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cafe, British, Grill, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 629 0229
The friendly all-day breakfast and brunch cafe-bar with a ping pong table! Fresh, high quality and locally sourced food always served with a smile.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?