About The good bear

The Good Bear is a beautiful licensed local cafe conveniently situated on Bear Flat close to Bath city centre, train and bus station. Here you will find fresh and tasty food, great coffee, home-made cakes and a good service. Oh yes and we are DOG FRIENDLY!


-Casserole of Chicken, pancetta, mixed mushrooms and new potatoes £8.95

-(V) Potato gnocchi, aubergines, black olives, capers and smoked mozzarella £7.95

Ready from Thursday 28 January for collection. Suitable for re-heating at home or freeze. Email us to book some, call us or just pop in!

Open six days a week for healthy freshly made breakfasts, brunches, lunch or just drinks.

And now you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your lunch!

The Good Bear also hosts brilliant supper clubs organised by local talented chefs and foodies as well as our own themed nights. The cafe walls regularly display works by local artists and photographers.

see our event's calendar
Our Values

At The Good Bear are very conscious about the environmental impact that the food industry can have on our planet.
Therefore we take great care in the sourcing of products and disposal of waste. We recycle at least 95% of our total waste!

Customers Say...




"The best full English I've eaten for a long time. Clearly high quality ingredients, cooked to perfection. Will be a regular work place from now on!"

Dan Cossins - Bath

"Great atmosphere with friendly staff and amazing spicy cassoulet!"

Joe King - London

Our Shop

Proudly stocking Bath's widest range of Sardinian wines,LLiqueurs, the famous flat breads, olives, pickles and condiments, sourced directly from the island.

Also on offer a wide range of ready meals from the famous chef Christophe Lacroix which are ready to cook from frozen. You can also pick up a large range of local and specialist products which come to us straight from the producers including local freerange, organic meats, fresh artisan bread, eggs and organic milk.

Our Menu
*Please be aware this is a sample menu and is subject to change

All our eggs are freerange and sourced from our friends at Paxcroft farm.

  • Breakfast & Brunch
    The good bear Breakfast

    w/ Pork and fennel seed sausage,smoked bacon, roasted Vine Tomatoes, Saute' potatoes, mushrooms, free range egg, baked beans & artisan toast.

    (V)The Veggie Bear Breakfast

    w/ Roasted vine tomatoes, Portobello mushrooms, sauté potatoes, baked beans, free-range fried egg, home made chick pea patty & artisanToast

    The Bear Cub Breakfast

    (Roast Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Saute potatoes, Fried Egg, Avocado, Sausage, Bacon, Baked Beans, Black Pudding) Any 3 items from above. w/ Toast

    Eggs Royale/

    Poached free-range eggs on toasted English muffin topped with Hollandaise sauce and smoked salmon

    Sourdough toast"Good Bear"
    Topped with homemade Kale pesto, grilled smoked bacon, free range fried eggs, Parmesan shavings and truffle oil

    Eggs Benedict
    Poached free-range eggs on toasted English muffin topped with Hollandaise sauce and Somerset roast ham


    Peri Peri eggs, poached free range eggs on a muffin with Chorizo and chilli Hollandaise sauce

    (V) Avocado On Toast

    Crushed Avocado on Toast w/ Roast Tomatoes - with or without bacon

    Roasted mushrooms topped with thyme breadcrumbs, fried FR eggs, smoked pancetta and toasted almonds (Vegt Available)

  • Lunch
    Check our specials board for an exciting range of lunch options (Sample menu follows)

    Handmade Ravioli

    Filled with slowly cooked beef with a rosemary and pinenut butter

    Soup of the day 

    Please see our specials board

    (V)Warm lentil salad, soft boiled egg, truffle oil and croutons

    Grilled Cornish sardines on sourdough toast

    with salsa verde and roasted vine tomatoes 

  •  Freshly made Sandwiches on Italian ciabatta or granary bread. NEW! MAKE IT A TOASTIE! Take out £5.50. Eat in (With balsamic dressing mix leaves) £6.75

    Roast ham, Emmenthal with red onion chutney

    Chorizo,Goat's cheese, roast peppers, sweet chilli jam

    Parma ham, grilled aubergines, mozzarella, basil oil
    (V) homemade Hummous, roasted vegetables and sweet chilli jam
    Smoked salmon, ricotta and capers
    (V) Vine tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto
Try Our Delicous Lunch Specials

Lentil Salad
w/ soft boiled egg and truffle oil

Supper Clubs & Events

The good bear welcomes local artists to display their work. We do outside catering for your private event, from sandwich and cakes to a full buffet!
The Good Bear cafe is licensed and will be the perfect venue to celebrate birthdays, work dos, and any special event. We can open the evening especially for you!

Upcoming Events:

Due to the current situation with Covid 19 we had to postpone all our supper clubs and special events.

Be the first to find out about our new dates and events Like/follow us on @goodbearcafe or leave us your email address next time you visit the cafe!


Open Mon-Sat from 9am - 3pm Takeaway only(From January 2021 until further notice)
Drop by for a coffee or bite to eat,
for larger groups call ahead to
make a reservation (Eating Reservations only)

7 Hayes Place, Bearflat, Bath, BA2 4QW

Phone: 01225 330255