Best Of 2021

Best Reason to Wake Up Before 9 a.m. on a Saturday: Brown Bear Bakery

A local staple for almost-too-beautiful-to-eat baked treats, Over-the-Rhine’s Brown Bear Bakery didn’t just survive the pandemic, it became an even hotter spot for those in need of a buttery, flaky pick-me-up. Early into the pandemic, Brown Bear quickly developed an online ordering and carry-out platform, offering a safe and streamlined approach for folks to get their BBB fix. Avid visitors know the drill: Wake up and order promptly at 9 a.m. to get the new, limited creations that weekend. Your tastebuds will thank you, and the positive vibes from the team taking care of you set you up for a truly lovely day. brownbearbakes.com.