Bear & Joey

4.8
91 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 91 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.9
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Aggie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
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!

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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
1 review
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!

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GeneS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside for better precaution from Covid germs floating about so the noise level from street traffic was considerable, but that was unavoidable and not a criticism of B&J whatsoever. Otherwise it was an extremely enjoyable experience.

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HughJ
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very pleasant. Good service, enjoyed the food, pleasant surroundings.

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Foodiefamily
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bear and Joey is a breath of fresh air in Victoria. Peter and his team take complete pride in everything they do from their service to the quality of food, the ambience and the overall customer experience.

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DianeE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One person in our party had porridge with bruleed banana, and two of us chose the pulled turkey sandwich. We were all very happy with our choices. I had a glass of Australian rose and it was lovely as well.

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MayaF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bear and Joey has had exceptional service every time I visit. The food is amazing and the venue is gorgeous. I highly recommend going here for the best breakfast/lunch!
They also put on amazing events. I was lucky enough to have my wedding here and couldn’t have asked for a more amazing venue/food/service!

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CathyB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly,welcoming staff. Nice decor..good menu choices, great presentation.

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JeridL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with fantastic food and very nice staff. Would highly recommend!

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Jeff
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique experience on the plate and in atmosphere. Will make any breakfast or lunch a highlight in your day.

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JoanneW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem of a restaurant. Awesome food, very friendly service, and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend it!!!

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MargueriteM
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food is unique to them and a welcome change from other places. The staff are welcoming and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was amazing, service was great. What stood out the most was the food and drinks.. it’s a bit pricey but once you taste it all makes sense, completely worth it- so delicious. Highly recommend.

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Aurelia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place for coffee and lunch. The staff are amazing. The food is ridiculously good. The coffee is always right. Run, don't walk, to Bear & Joey!

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MargueriteM
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch, ate outside under heaters. It was excellent, good service and excellent food.

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Daniella
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the most beautiful London Fog I’ve ever had and I’ll be back for the surf and turf!

DB
vipDavidBiltek
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

we ate outside, was relatively warm, and more importantly DRY!...service is good, and so is food...they do not answer their phones, left 2 messages to ensure booking made i=on Open table, but no response...

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TyroneZ
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely decor, friendly staff, quick service and delicious fresh plates. Definitely worth a visit for a lunch date or cheeky coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday brunch and was beyond thrilled with the service, food and overall atmosphere. One of my favorite spots to go downtown Victoria!

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td1933
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolute pleasure to dine at Bear & Joey. They have spared no expense when it comes to the menu, the atmosphere, and the staff. All were outstanding. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attention to customer service.

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Daniella
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We worked our way through the full summer menu and every dish was exciting. We had our first try of the fall menu, the spiced oats were hearty and sweet (would definitely get again), baked eggs we good but next time I would ask that my bread not be toasted so I can soak up every last bit of sauce!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing food and service !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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KratzLnL
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful lunch at my new favourite coffee shop.
Thanks.
From,
Another Aussie who grew up on the northern beaches - Lisa K

FAQs

Bear & Joey is rated 4.8 stars by 91 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.