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Bear's Paw Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Rated the Best Restaurant in All of Central BC. People's Choice award for Best Cafe in Northern BC. Friendly, informal, really great food made from scratch. Great Food, and vegetarian and dietary restrictions welcome!
US$6 - US$23
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Canadian, International
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews ribs meatloaf pita bread rib dinner awesome food place to eat home made small town great coffee circuit homemade bowl supper community frogs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Adorable coffee shop set in an old building. New owners were delightful. Antique cups, great coffee. Apple tart was homemade...we each had two slices!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kimperpete
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Quaint little restaurant but very fun place food was very good and much better than expected for this small town

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Laurie L
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Very impressed with beet salad and back ribs. Funky setting. Exceptional staff. Portions a bit small, would get 5stars if larger.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed September 24, 2018

The new management/owners are doing a great job of making this place their own. A few new interesting tastes and choices and some of the old favorites too. An interesting idea is parked outside as a new adventure for the future and we can't wait...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tomwU3799VH
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Good spot for lunch and a unique little place to enjoy a stop from Barkerville. Clean and friendly staff

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Good food, fair prices and great service. The girls that run the operation do a fine job and it is fast becoming the go to place in town to eat. Reservations suggested...just in case.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank daveinyk
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We had the pita bread to start and was very delicious, and the rib dinner was also really good, lack of ice in the drinks but maybe they were running low that day. Rum selection not the greatest but any rum is better than no...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rumeyes
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We had a fantastic supper here our first night in Wells. Great food and drink, and good service, especially since we showed up so close to closing time. Fun ambience with all the old posters on the ceiling, I think my neck still hurts from...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank E1174OBmichael
Reviewed November 10, 2017

I like the little frogs decorated at the restaurant. So cutie and unique. Should have asked the story behind. The ribs were yummy. Home-made food at its finest way.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank eileenl155
Jennifer K, Owner at Bear's Paw Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Bear's Paw! The frogs are a relic from the previous owner - she still owns the Frog on the Bog gift shop next door. The bog behind our cafe is home to a large frog...More

Reviewed August 5, 2017

In a community to limited choices for eating this was a delightful find. Had meatloaf made with bison and beef that was surprising and rich with flavours. Home made pastries to end a meal. And not expensive.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Kathleen E
Jennifer K, Manager at Bear's Paw Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

We are pleased you enjoyed your dinner at the Bear's Paw. We try to keep our prices reasonable, despite our rural location, by making everything in house and using local products whenever possible. Thanks for the kind review!

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Beer H
August 28, 2015|
Response from 12canoe | Property representative |
All of Canada will throw an NDP victory party....but alas...the Paw will be closed, and we will be celebrating our vacation! Thanks for checking.
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