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“Bears, books, and soup - can't be beat”

Black Bear Books and Coffee House
Ranked #2 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Creston
Price range: US$4 - US$9
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed a great soup and sandwich. We enjoyed looking at all the bear memorabilia, so much so that we bought one. Our black bear is currently reading his book by the tree lamp in our living room. Thanks to the staff for their friendly, warm service.

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Thank KitsWalkers
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We wandered into this shop at the advice of several locals. We were in search of good coffee!

We waited in a line of 6-7 others to order. Service was friendly and fairly prompt, but there was only one person working (as seems to be the case at many places in this area). She was obviously a bit harried but still definitely took time to smile and make a joke here and there which was nice to see.

There was a sign suggesting their cinnamon buns but that morning they were all sold.

The three of us had a coffee, a latte, and muffins. The woman at the counter said she was not certain what was in the day's batch of muffins, but she advised they were baked fresh each day. We think they were blueberry bran - either way the muffins were great.

Both coffee drinkers felt the coffee and latte were just alright, nothing worth returning for. We had to go for another coffee an hour later (elsewhere) unfortunately. I know coffee is a hot topic so do try it for yourself; it just was not what our coffee drinkers were hoping for.

The shop has souvenirs as well as books, and local honey/spreads. There are 5-6 tables that get morning sun and it was a pleasant way to spend part of the morning.

Thank kcvdb
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The atmosphere and comfy seats with good amount of space made it a nice place to take a break and relax for a little while. Seemed air conditioned, but had a cosy fire place area which added to the relaxed feeling in there. Just stopped in for a coffee and a treat. Their house brew was not my favourite, but it was good. Their gluten free treat was yummy.

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Thank Andrea A
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Relaxed peaceful coffee shop but also a well stocked bookshop. Warm welcome, comfortable ambiance good coffee and superb home made cinnamon buns

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Thank 493sherwood
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Books, souvenirs, cool trinkets, musical instruments and supplies, fantastic treats, and some of the best coffee anywhere. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Helping us find what we needed to find in store and around town. Totally a highlight of our trip and easily our favourite place in the Kootenays.

Thank Jarrod N
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