Bear & Joey

4.8
114 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Café
Nestled on the border of Downtown and Fairfield, Bear & Joey is a neighbourhood meeting hub on Cook Street, Victoria B.C.
Our aim was to create a vibrant & spacious backdrop for people of all walks of life to gather, socialize, and enjoy wholesome food.
Morning coffee, brunch or drinks, this is our interpretation of Sydney’s café culture, by combining elevated ambiance, an interesting food & drink programme and above all, true hospitality.
We are so happy to call Victoria home, and privileged to be apart of your rich culinary community.

We hope you enjoy-
Pete & Steph

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 114 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanineL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Nice atmosphere Good service and food but really noisy

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MarieF
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I found the ambiance very nice and the staff lovely. Food was enjoyable,

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LaurelE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One my favorite places of all time for brunch. Love the aesthetic inside Bear & Joey...but the staff's friendliness is stellar as well! Highly recommend the breakfast sandwich and the ricotta pikelet (it is SO good!) Also love their oat milk lattes! Highly recommend!

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ChrisC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious meal and great service. My only minor complaint was that the toast in the Mushroom Toast had a very tough crust, hard to get my knife through; but a wonderful cacophony of flavours.

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lovecoffee
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Coffee is excellent, servers were friendly and efficient and the food was excellent.

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TracieV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess to our server and food, it was absolutely fantastic! Would highly recommend, super accommodating to our food allergies and kind and gracious! I can’t wait to go back and try the whole menu!

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HelenE
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there.... we’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great experience here. Took a little bit for the food, but Breakfast was delicious! Just need a baby change table in the bathroom. 😊

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Barb
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food and service. The staff were following Covid protocols.

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PamC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The coffee. I can’t even. So delicious. The staff was pleasant and friendly. Beautiful spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bear and Joey is a beautiful cafe serving up delicious healthy food. The service was great and the food presentation was on par with plating I’ve seen for lunch at Michelin starred restaurants. The portions are perfect as we were able to finish everything and feel full. We got the pikelet with poached pear caramel, baked eggs with chorizo, and the breakfast sandwich for 2 adults and 1 child. The cocktails and coffee were also very good and beautifully presented.

I wished I lived closer to this place so I could go weekly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food. Excellent friendly service. We will be back.

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CaitlinF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The decor is super cute and the food is yummy! New favourite brunch spot.

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JadeL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great drinks, gorgeous room and excellent service! We'll be back for sure!

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Simone
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this spot, everything about it is lovely!
The decor & architecture is amazing too! Wish I could go pop in daily!

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FoodFan
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The menu is still quite limited and I was a bit disappointed in the portion size but taste was good and service excellent.

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DaveL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

VG salad. Pleasant, efficient server. Good drip coffee, tho I prefer stronger. Prices not cheap, but not usurious.

I could do without the ice cream parlor decor, but that's me.

Baffles hung from ceiling (or something) might reduce noise.

I have recommended, with caveats.

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kangaree
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was tasty, the dining experience was fun. I will most definitely come again. Thanks Mate!

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Bobbys
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for any type of setting. The food is amazing and the coffee choices are just right. I would recommend this place as a definite must!!

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VictoriaF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

IOI enjoyed my 2 experiences, within 3 days of each other. The music is a bit loud though which worked against having a good conversation. I have recommended B and J to three others. Victoria

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KratzLnL
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, ambiance, service, and overall experience.
It is my fav place in Victoria.

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Heidi
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere chic and the service great.

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simsymedic
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Bear & Joey, so does everyone who we bring here. The people are awesome, they have the best flat whites, their cocktails are delicious, and the food is phenomenal! One of my favourite places in Victoria!

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Aggie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Food was not as described on the menu. Items we ordered were forgotten. Lovely decor though for coffee and something simple.

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Erika
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely space. Great safety protocols in place. Good food, try the halloumi sandwich!

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Kozy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastefully decorated interior. Everything was great from the moment we arrived until we left. Food wonderful, good quality and tasteful and served hot! Overall A+ we will be back!

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Vicki
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom toasts are fantastic..add bacon and you are in heaven....

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GailG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great decor , great service , food was good . Really liked the open table way of making a reservation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience from start to finish! Would definitely recommend it

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Jenniferw
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been twice for brunch and tea now, both times have been fabulous! Staff is very welcoming and kind, and the atmosphere is great. Can’t wait to come back and try more things!

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SandiH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh, beautiful food! The ambiance so, so, amazing!!! Every little detail! Gorgeous. Lovely, friendly servers. I wish I was local so I could visit weekly! Thank you!

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SetarehG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I didn't, like the chorizo in baked eggs food. They were not tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, amazing workers!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast offerings

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JudiO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a restaurant to return and enjoy again. Pleasant staff and excellent salad.

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BarryR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good coffee, great food and excellent service.🙂👍

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NathanG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous space, great service, thoughtful menu. New regular :)

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful interiors, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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MiriamB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting and we absolutely loved everything about our experience. Can’t wait to go back!

FAQs

Bear & Joey is rated 4.8 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.