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The Blue Bear

) #120 of 1,870 Restaurants in Edinburgh ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British,
9 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5EA, Scotland
+44 131 629 0229
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (92 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (35 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
9 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5EA, Scotland
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Reviews (357)
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1 - 10 of 343 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A really great place with amazing character, I would thoroughly recommend. I have been to visit Edinburgh a few times in the last couple of years and this is definitely our favourite place to have brunch. We would almost make a special trip to Edinburgh...More

Thank Jess C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended for lunch, delicious soups and hummus, good coffee. Very friendly and helpful service.

Thank Przemysław B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a late breakfast. Charming place, sunny and bright, allows well-behaved dogs. Perfect pot of tea. Wish we could have gone back, but the visit was too short!

Thank Emby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent size helpings well prepared and top quality. Way better than the franchised and large places up in the centre.

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe offered superb food, at very reasonable prices and with great friendly service. The cafe even has a table of board games, so our group played a few rounds of Connect 4 whilst waiting for our food, this was wonderful and added to the...More

Thank Chloe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed selection of breakfast options including vegetarian. Portion sizes were large and food quality excellent. Definitely recommend

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited The Blue Bear a few times as it has become one of my girlfriends favourite spots for breakfast and brunch. A cosy cafe feel with friendly and attentive staff. A large selection of Eggs Benedict variety, which staff are happy to alter...More

Thank Rohan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best breakfast ever. We had the salmon on toast and a full cooked breakfast, relaxed atmosphere, highly recommended.

Thank karlroach24
Reviewed 9 July 2017

1st time visitors and thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts, no hassle , quick service and super food. Lovely.

Thank bricabear
Reviewed 6 July 2017

My friend and I ate late breakfasts here twice when we recently visited Edinburgh. This is a charming little place not far from the Royal Botanic Gardens. The food was exceptional, especially the french toast with berries. The eggs were nicely done, as was the...More

Thank Michelle H
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Questions & Answers
2 October 2016|
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Response from David G | Property representative |
Unfortunately we will not be opening on New Year's Day. We will close on 31st at 2pm and open again on January 3rd
29 March 2015|
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Response from Florian_Bonnet | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! If you consider taking a taxi from the beginning of Princes street, it is a 5min trip. It is really worth it !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
  • E-mail
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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