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The Blue Bear

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
9 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5EA, Scotland
+44 131 629 0229
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (99 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (37 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5EA, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 395 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was absolutely fantastic and the best breakfast I’ve ever eaten! Everything about the meal was great, friendly staff, nice atmosphere etc.

Thank Samuel C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I cannot believe it. I had here the best breakfast I have ever eaten in my life. I'm afraid I will never taste anything so good again. It was ridiculous. If you're in Edinburgh, you have to go, you don't even need to wake up...More

Thank Charlotte A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an American living in Scotland I am always looking for a good breakfast place. This place does a fab eggs benedict! Also, they are baby and kid friendly! So a good place to go with the family which is very important. It can get...More

Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had waited so long in the post office queue that it was now lunchtime and so decided to eat here. My 'Eggs Benedict' were delicious! Maybe there could have been a little more sauce tho. but never mind! Will surely come again.

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here with a friend to have brunch. The place is lovely, staff really friendly and the food is to die for! Good quality and prices. Highly recommend!!

Thank Tamara B
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Went in for late lunch and it was quiet. I had a delicious artichoke and potato soup with side salad for £5. Great value and the best soup I’ve had for ages. The service was fast, attentive and friendly. Menu great if dietary restrictions and...More

Thank smith740
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Our first breakfast in Edinburgh during a 3 night short break. Lovely breakfast with added traditional Scottish extras. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank KaneBarker
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We recently visited the Blue Bear cafe based on the trip advisor recommendations, we were not disappointed, there was great choice on the menu, the staff were friendly, courteous and helpful, the food and ambiance were excellent. Highly recommended. QQQQQQQ

Thank James O
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Edinburgh A fine city with so much to see and enjoy So easy to fall into traps Positives For us it was nearby Simple menu Staff were nice Negatives Slow service So slow, we were asked to wait 25min if we wanted to order another...More

1  Thank mnasrudin
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The Blue Bear Cafe is the best cafe I have been to in Edinburgh. I love the fact I can take my 2 dogs down as well! My cheese and beans on toast was the best I’ve ever had!

Thank Erin Louise P
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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$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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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