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Brown Bear Baking

Main & North Beach Rd, Orcas Island, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
+1 360-855-7456
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (85 reviews)
“croissants” (64 reviews)
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French, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main & North Beach Rd, Orcas Island, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great bakery but prepare to wait a bit for your coffee. Every time we stopped by it had a line out the door. It was worth the wait and while waiting it was fun to watch them preparing baked goods for the...More

Thank Tlsmith628
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe was a breakfast highlight during our stay on Orcas. I am sure all the baked goods are delicious--my family certainly raved--but I only tried the cinnamon rolls. The first one I had was so amazing that when we returned to this cafe, I...More

Thank Sawadee28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited over Labor Day weekend, and happy it was open 2 of the 4 days of my stay. Super busy and people lining up but staff handled the high volume very efficiently. Getting a treat from Brown Bear Baking is becoming a must-do tradition, every...More

Thank Bouviergirl1271985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place usually has a line out the door. It was difficult to choose among the amazing baked goods. Everything looked delectable! Clearly, this place has it dialed in and knows how to bake. My morning bun was very satisfying and my husband loved his...More

Thank AndiM74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it is close to 6 dollars for a chocolate croissant but it was perfect. The sandwiches are amazing. The breads are top notch. The kitchen and bakery are spotless and they crank out a massive amount of product in a small space. Long lines...More

Thank timcrai221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come early and have the widest choice of goodness! You must resist the temptation to have one of each, I tried and failed to eat all in the same day! I lived in France twice and these pastries and breads are with out doubt some...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These pastries were phenomenal. Definitely can rival anything out of our local French bakery which has very good croissants. We had the bear paw and the orange cinnamon bun and they were both delicious! Just get there early before the line gets too long.

Thank StephaniaMF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in the Eastsound area of Orcas we stopped in the Brown Bear Bakery for a quick lunch. It is a walk up to the counter and order restaurant. It was very busy so that made it a bit hectic trying to order and find...More

Thank kathysU2670GC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was dying for some good coffee on a cold damp day. The espresso had an off taste that did not appeal to me. Had a chocolate muffin that was incredibly delicious, rich and decadent. Lines here are long and service is slow. Very little inside...More

Thank Mel R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service is great and the scones are amazing. We tried apple sage, and also the cheese. They were both wonderful. Get there early, as they are often out of scones later am and afternoon.

Thank drnra48
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Shelley T
September 11, 2018|
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Response from PDXLEO | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's around 08:00-4:00. But on Orcas you must remember that you're not on "regular" time. Very laid back and easy going.
Lindsay C
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Hilands | Property representative |
We have a rotating Gluten Free Muffin every morning. Also Granola, our signature Bear Bread and Bear Bites.
Pamela H
August 11, 2016|
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Response from Hilands | Property representative |
We are open 7 days a week 8a-5p through Labor Day Weekend
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main & North Beach Rd, Orcas Island, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Eastsound
  • Phone Number: +1 360-855-7456
  • E-mail
Nestled in the San Juans on Orcas Island in the Village of Eastsound, you'll find a quant small baking kitchen, a place for grabbing breakfast/brunch on the way to explore the island or a mid day lunch break with soup. After a long day exploring the island, we'll see you back for a slice of heaven with one of our fresh-made desserts. Even linger, watching our bakers working at the large baking table and get some tips on honing your skills. We'll see you soon at Brown Bear Baking.
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