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“Yummy pastries!”
Review of Brown Bear Baking

Brown Bear Baking
Ranked #1 of 1 Quick Bites in Eastsound
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$9
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: 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.
Reviewed September 5, 2015

The pastries are sooooo good and huge. Very good chocolate croissant, flaky and just right. The savory croissants were also good. The lattes were also pretty good although my favorite ones are still across the street at the chocolate shop! A must for breakfast pastries on Orcas!

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

Pastries that fly off the shelves, and they know how to make coffee. Big servings in a busy and popular find.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

A little strawberry fruit tart for $6.75?! And it was not even that good. Did not taste all the way done. One of the first mornings I paid $16 for two coffees and two pastries that were good, but I thought overall the prices were a rip-off. Went to the wonderful bookstore across the street on the last morning, and enjoyed two excellent latté's.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Hilands, Owner at Brown Bear Baking, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm sorry that your pastry wasn't to your liking. We do have many items to choose from that can fit your budget.

Our Fresh Strawberry tarts are not baked. They're made each morning with Fresh Strawberries, light glaze, Almond handmade crust and fresh pastry cream. We have a hard time keeping these on the line and while it might not have been to your liking, I hope on your next visit you'll stop in to try us again.

We hope your enjoyed your visit to Orcas Island.

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Yum Yum Yum. A bakery that hits all cylinders. Come early as the pasteries fly out of here, with real Java.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed August 31, 2015

We had coffee and a sausage apple croissant. The former was good but not exceptional, the latter flakey but with little filling. Overall it satisfied our puckishness but would not draw us back.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Hilands, Owner at Brown Bear Baking, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2015

Hi Bruce,

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. I'm sorry that our Victrola Coffee didn't deliver the experience you were hoping for. Our guests rave about the coffee as we've custom paired a medium roast to highlight the coffee's fruity notes to compliment our pastries. Our Chicken Apple Sausage Croissant is our classic European Butter Croissant but does not have a filling but rather is simply baked with an organic Chicken Apple Sausage half link and a slice of fresh apple. This celebrates the rich butter pastry and the chicken apple sausage provides a light fare vs classic breakfast sausage.

We hope you had a great trip to Orcas and hope you'll visit us again on your next trip. Thank you again for your feedback.

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