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Bear Steps Coffee House

Fish Street, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 244355
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (23 reviews)
“panini” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fish Street, Shrewsbury, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden up a backstreet in Shrewsbury lies the Bear Steps coffee shop. They offer a small but inviting range of meals and drinks. A very close, yet cosy atmosphere accompanies the coffee. Well worth checking out if you want a light bite whilst out and...More

Thank Brian_Gilmour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in on a wet and windy Thursday. The building is small and quirky. Loads of pretty and interesting bits to read on the walls. The menu is varied. The sandwiches and panini we had were all delicious and served quickly. The staff are...More

Thank megrichardson14
Reviewed 11 September 2018

we went to see a lace exhibition next to the café and went in for a cup of tea.for tall people its a bit of a problem,[slopping roof]the service was good and the tea excellent,served in separate pots all different. you go back a few...More

Thank bobthegardener2016
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Great spot for a quick coffee on a trip to Shrewsbury one September Saturday morning. Lovely waitress - French I think. Great coffee but mind your head in this excellent old building that captures the flavour of Shrewsbury.

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Looking for an open coffee shop late(-ish) on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon and happened upon this place quite unexpectedly. Excellent Americano, yummy carrot cake and friendly and efficient service. One to repeat.

1  Thank Rod F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Amazin* little place that turns out fantastic food from its small kitchen, don’t know how they do it, but it works a treat.

Thank robert b
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Service was prompt and friendly. We really enjoyed the food; the pastrami sandwich was especially good. The place is really quaint. We wouldn't hesitate to visit again.

Thank Cath186466
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I stopped mid-shop for a light sandwich lunch - and what a treat: toasted brie and beetroot sandwich with chutney, the brie oozing out, the portion was so generous!! My drink was also rather special - apple and raspberry quencher, with lemon and mint and...More

Thank Gillyjasper
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Being visitors to Shrewsbury, we were wandering the streets looking for somewhere to eat that had a bit of character and happened on the Bear Steps café. We were able to sit outside in the shade. The Cajun chicken panini with fries was good vale...More

Thank Brit_abroad_7
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

I have been visiting the bear steps for years and have always been an advocate, recommending their food to family, friends and customers; after my lunch today, sadly, no longer. I ordered a goats cheese, walnut and fig salad, asking if they could substitute the...More

Thank aandm418
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Margaret H
20 October 2016|
Response from cga00 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Sunday, so 'Yes'. However that was back in September so I can't vouch for the opening times/days for the whole year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fish Street, Shrewsbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 244355
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