Bear & Joey

4.8
71 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 71 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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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
13 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!

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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
3 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

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KerryH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the most wonderful breakfast experience. You feel like you have been transported to Cuba in 1950. And the coffee and fantastic flavour pairing and details of each menu item is amazing. One of my favourite restaurants in the City.

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CherylH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh, different, pleasing decor, patio with heat lamps

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KratzLnL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, ambiance, and beverages were amazing. I am so impressed with everything at Bear & Joey! I love to bring friends and business associates for breakfast and/or lunch. Keep up the good work.
Warmly,
Lisa Gallagher Kratz

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vipDudelistico25
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience5

they wouldn’t accept my dining check via the OpenTable app. Said they don’t have to accept the check since it’s not real money. I was a regular until now. I won’t be back and have contacted the app! The point of using this app is so I can redeem my points!!

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Kate
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. Great atmosphere and welcoming to kids.

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JessicaT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to check out in Victoria! Exactly what Victoria needed - something trendy and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Staff was very friendly! We had a great brunch with kids.

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Sugarplummom
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard rave reviews about Bear and Joey. It did not disappoint. Everything was excellent........food, service, ambience, etc. We most certainly will pass on the word about our experience.

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Robert
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fresh food, beautifully prepared, in a beautiful space with fantastic service... couldn't ask for more! My girlfriend and I were also excited to see a menu with so many vegan friendly options! We'll be back :)

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vipRobbynS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor. Friendly staff. Delicious food. Great new spot!

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Patsy
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant.Great decor. Great engaging service. Good with all the Covid protocol. Covered outdoor eating area. This is my second visit and I will go back...but was a bit disappointed. Food was really beautiful. Even the latte had an interesting presentation. I Thad the fritter brunch. Well the fritters were like ice cube sized not tasty corn cakes.

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SusanC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. The staff amazing.
Food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely incredible - best experience ever!

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vipVIJackie
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Bear and Joey is unfortunately one of those places that emphasize trendy more than quality. And you make yourself believe that it is really good because of the place. Very overpriced for toast that was like a rock and an egg with squashed avocado. Way too overrated. I would rate Nourish far superior so unfortunately with lots of other places are better in Victoria son it sure I would rush back.

Service was great but this is one of those seen and be seen places not necessarily a good food place.

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LeahK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, great coffee, great food & great service! I would highly recommend checking them out if you're in the area

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BrittanyM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely adore this cafe. It reminds me of all the best parts of Melbourne and Victoria. The staff are always so sweet, even when having to work with masks and regulations due to Covid-19. Super excited to see Victoria opening such wonderful new spots.

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LaurenM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my visit to Bear & Joey! The service was amazing, the food was delicious, and it is such a gorgeous spot in one of Victoria's best locations (Cook St. Village). I made a reservation for brunch a few weeks in advance and they let me add another person at the last minute (while still ensuring all distancing requirements could be met). My group loved our food and drinks and I can't wait to go back!

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great time, thank you! Your staff was so friendly and accommodating and the space was perfect for my business meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and food! So happy to have Bear & Joey be a part of our community!

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MaaikeV
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and excellent menu. The combination of flavours was just brilliant. Baby friendly and a big plus for enough space to bring a stroller in.

FAQs

Bear & Joey is rated 4.8 stars by 71 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.