A unique cafe in the heart of Eltham


Papa Bear Cafe, is a community-focused haven nestled in leafy Eltham.



With an emphasis on premium seasonal coffee, fresh produce, delicious food and warm, personal service. It offers a relaxed, friendly and family - orientated meeting point for all walks of life.



Roasted by Axil Roasters, and poured smoothly from our La Marzocco Linea PB, we will give you one of the finest coffees in the area.



Both our Seasonal Blend and the Vader roast go beautifully with milk or stand strongly on their own.

Ask James about take-home bags for DIY, too.



There is a big range of  healthy homemade food available. Further temptation is provided by a tantilising selection of fresh cakes and slices, all baked in-house daily.



Those with dietary restrictions need not worry. We provide an abundance of gluten free and vegan options.

what's happening?

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what our customers are saying

Google “best coffee in Eltham” and you find Papa Bear. I concur. This hidden gem delivered on its reviews. 5star coffee (and I’m a Heidelberg coffee snob I might add),with some decent brunch options, and a warming atmosphere.

~ Scott


Healthy and yummy food. I ordered a salad (after being offered a little sample portion) that was loaded with delicious, healthy ingredients & fresh flavours. Love the casual, cool atmosphere too.”

~ J-Mo



“Superb coffee, superb food, friendly owner/barista who knows his coffee. Eltham has a new winner!
Ps: Wicked home made granola pots with poached fruit & yoghurt.”
~ Spersephone.



“The staff here are so lovely and the coffee is fantastic.
Eltham has needed a place like this for a while!”
~ Coffee-snob.



We had a breakfast option that didnt exist, and they were more than happy to make the food for us. This is a great spot for food - and did I say it is cycling friendly.

~ Edward


Best Chai in the Wild West, well in Melbourne at least. The gluten free cakes are to die for. Awesome vibe and always a friendly welcome.

~ Gemma