Brown Bear Bakery in Cincinnati (Photos, Menu, Reviews & Ratings)

Brown Bear Bakery

Address: 116 E 13th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: (513) 975-2142

Price: $$

Menu: View Online

Rating: 4.8


What Time Does Brown Bear Bakery Open?

Saturday,: 9AM to 3PM

Sunday,: 9AM to 3PM

Monday,: Closed

Tuesday,: Closed

Wednesday,: 9AM to 2PM

Thursday,: 9AM to 2PM

Friday,: 9AM to 2PM

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Brown Bear Bakery Reviews

Patricia Heisserer

We stopped by this place before leaving Cincinnati after staying there for a we. This place is a gem. This place is an oh-my-god bakery where you want to buy and taste everything. I bought some sweet pastries and salty croissants for the road. It was so delicious. A real taste of France for us because the croissant dough was so perfectly made like you can find it in France. The staff was so kind and welcoming too Definitely a five stars spot.

Eric Spero

Went to this bakery based on a review I saw on YouTube. Excellent in every way. An employee greeted us with a smile on a rainy day, and happily explained that this is a European-style bakery, from ingredients to technique to goods. A wide variety of savory and sweet pastries, sourced from local ingredients. Happy to support this local business. Highly recommend you check this place out.

jennifer cubillos

Everything was delicious and lamination was perfect. We came right before closing so unfortunately they were sold out of a lot of things. Make sure to get there early. I really appreciate all the wonderful flavor combos.


I have been eyeing this place to try out for almost a year now and what a perfect day to go! Small business Saturday! I got a few different pastries and sweets, I can say, definitely had no complaints about anything. They were so delicious and I recommend to try it out when you have the time!! Will be making my way back.

Emily Ling

Wonderful local bakery with the friendliest staff. Welcoming and always offering interesting seasonal specials that will tempt you back for more weekend after weekend!

Cheiku Camara

We had a great sampling, blackberry-thyme and peach-thyme shortbread cookies, brown butter-miso and espresso cookies… But the crown jewel would have to be the Everything Bagel croissant. Lord. Have. Mercy.

Sabyle Zeringis

Hands down the best bakery in the area- possibly the world? Each creation is thoughtfully created + absolutely delicious. Rotating, seasonal pastries always using the highest quality ingredients.
The staff are the kindest humans I’ve encountered.
Cannot recommend enough!

Gustavo Benito

One of Cincis best bakeries! Staff treats you so well, and there are no wrong options as all is very tasty! Come early or order ahead of time before they ran out of inventory!

WL Wang

Updated 9/11/2021

I will give 10 stars if I could and strongly recommend!

I got my box of bake goodies from Brown Bear yesterday(This time I made sure to pre-order them online). Nibby Brownie is intense and velvety, gone so fast indulged by my son, the Salty CCC is irresistible, sweet and salty, crunchy and soft, and one bite into the Cardi B I gave up my daily carbs limit. I shared the Chocolate Croissant this morning with my son, ate it layer by layer, flaky/crispy outside, soft and a bit chewy inside, so delicious.

Thank you so much, Ian for giving me the Focaccia to try, bursting with flavors, we enjoyed it today for lunch with salad. I’m saving the Iced Spiced Molasses Cookie in the refrig, will be eating it in small bites throughout the day:)

Thank you for these amazing creations, and for your kindness. Looking forward to visit again.


I arrived Saturday at noon, got brownies and carrot cake. Everything else was pretty much sold out by then, as most customers order online early in the morning and then come to pick up. I usually don’t eat carrot cake but this is the only cake available so I got one to try. I enjoyed it, the texture and flavors are amazing. My boys really love the brownies. Looking forward to try other bakery items, and will definitely order ahead early in the morning:)

Joseph Mahler

Absolutely amazing. Coffee, cardamom bun, herbed goat cheese croissant…and that mushroom croissant was a spiritual experience for a Sunday

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