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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • 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 6 days ago

Oh the smells! Walking down the street the smell will draw you in I promise. We had sandwiches which were absolutely fabulous! A reuben, and a toasted ham and cheese. Both were hot, with melty cheese and wonderful bread and flavor. We got them as...More

Thank tgurl217
Reviewed 1 week ago

great sandwiches, limited number of pastries, but they are all excellent. I'm a local and stop in frequently for lunch or snack

Thank DayTrip717239
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing bakery! Everything we ate there was delicious! The apple sage scone was my absolute favorite – so unique and perfectly textured. The chocolate muffin was a little on the sweeter side, but still using dark chocolate and perfectly moist. The quiche was...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 6 September 2018 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 31 August 2018

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 29 August 2018 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 27 August 2018

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 27 August 2018

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
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Shelley T
12 September 2018|
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Response from Hilands | Property representative |
We're open Wed - Monday 8a-4p. Closed Tue & Wed. We look forward to seeing you soon
Lindsay C
28 August 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
11 August 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
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
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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