Holtman's Donut Shop is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

1. Holtman's Donut Shop

9.0
1332 Vine St (13th and Vine), Cincinnati, OH
Donut Shop · Over-The Rhine · 35 tips and reviews

Meredith L.Meredith Lewis Blum: Maple bacon doughnut is amazing!

CharleneCharlene: The staff is super friendly and the doughnuts are delicious. Fresh hot doughnuts are constantly being made, so wait around!

Rick H.Rick Hassebrock: Wow, amazing selection of gourmet donuts. Try the maple frosted with bacon - great sweet and savory combo.

Sotto is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

2. Sotto

9.6
114 E 6th St (Walnut), Cincinnati, OH
Italian Restaurant · Central Business District · 37 tips and reviews

Melissa I.Melissa Illance: Such an amazing place. Get their homemade pasta dish Tonnarelli Cacio E Pepe, brandzino was delicious, their goat cheese and hazelnut bruschetta and the doughnuts are a MUST.

MyAnh N.MyAnh Nghiem: Do the Pat Double Dip! Dip your doughnut in salted caramel first, then the pistachio sauce. Bam! Mind blown.

Kelsey A.Kelsey Anderson: The ambiance here is AMAZING. Loved the donuts for dessert, favorite sauce is the pistachio. Highly recommended.

Busken Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

3. Busken Bakery

8.7
2675 Madison Rd (Edwards Rd), Cincinnati, OH
Bakery · Hyde Park · 16 tips and reviews

Stephanie M.Stephanie McConahy: I would recommend the big cookies, cheese kettles, lite doughnuts, and the donut with chocolate glaze. AMAZING!!!

Brandi W.Brandi White: The very best doughnuts in the city!!😍

Kiley L.Kiley LoCascio: My favorite are the glazed croissants. Sweet and buttery.

Macaron Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

4. Macaron Bar

8.7
1206 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Bakery · Over-The Rhine · 8 tips and reviews

Kyle O.Kyle Oldfield: Best macarons in Cincinnati!

Andy G.Andy Guinigundo: Cincinnati's only bakery specializing in French macarons!

Megan H.Megan Helderbrand: Some of the best French Macarons around!! Earl grey tea is my favorite!!

French Crust is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

5. French Crust

8.3
915 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
French Restaurant · Central Business District · 11 tips and reviews

Justin E.Justin Ellis: Good lunch with tuna baguette. Great coffee and Croissant.

Lucille F.Lucille Fisher: An authentic delightful French cafe perfect for breakfast, lunch or coffee. Best croissants in Cinci.

Kristin L.Kristin Lasita: I always love stopping in for a quiche and delicious pastry

Tom + Chee is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

6. Tom + Chee

8.9
(at Main St.), Cincinnati, OH
Sandwich Place · Central Business District · 34 tips and reviews

The Daily MealThe Daily Meal: Try the Grilled Cheese Doughnut, because can you really argue that a grilled cheese wouldn’t be better if put between two slices of grilled doughnut instead of bread? No, you can’t. Read more.

Jacob T.Jacob T: Definitely get the "Grilled Cheese Donut" it is the best thing I have ever had.

Ryan M.Ryan Milligan: The grilled cheese donuts are heavenly

The BonBonerie is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

7. The BonBonerie

8.9
2030 Madison Rd (btwn Cinnamon & O Byron), Cincinnati, OH
Bakery · Evanston · 39 tips and reviews

SheridanSheridan: I've worked there 15 years and I never get tired of the made from scratch deliciousness...it's just a unique and delightful place if you love good pastries. Cheers!

Beverly R.Beverly Reed: I'm pretty sure their blueberry danishes can cure cancer. Even if they can't, they're still delicious.

Francesco M.Francesco Marullo: Great cakes. Probably the best pastry shop in Cinci

Coffee Emporium is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

8. Coffee Emporium

9.2
3316 Erie Ave (at Victoria Ave.), Cincinnati, OH
Coffee Shop · Hyde Park · 35 tips and reviews

Brian C.Brian Conway: Grab a cuppa joe (light or dark, neat or with junk in it, it's all good), maybe a croissant, and take a seat outside in their idyllic patio — congratulations, you’ve reached coffee house nirvana.

Yvette R. S.Yvette R. Sangiorgio: I usually get my latte and sometimes a pastry treat. I look forward to visiting the area for a visit here.

Lucille F.Lucille Fisher: Excellent coffee & delicious pastries. Love their outdoor seating.

Bonomini Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

9. Bonomini Bakery

8.3
1677 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH
Bakery · Northside · 7 tips and reviews

R.J. S.R.J. Seifert: Nice sweet stop early in the morning cheerful faces and fresh donuts. Worth the stop

Lynn W.Lynn Warner: Their danishes are the best!

Taylor E.Taylor Edmiston: Baked goods, pastries, cakes, bread. Everything is pretty good and fairly priced.

Lookout Joe - Mt Lookout Coffee Roasters is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

10. Lookout Joe - Mt Lookout Coffee Roasters

7.9
3181 Linwood Ave (at Delta), Cincinnati, OH
Coffee Shop · Mount Lookout · 13 tips and reviews

Scott S.Scott Sliver: A nice little coffee roaster, friendly, family feel. Had a coffee and a chocolate croissant. Good times.

Brian K.Brian Kollig: Friendly staff and a relaxing place to enjoy a drink and pastry with friends or by yourself.

Deborah S.Deborah Spies: The croissant sandwiches are always a great light breakfast item with their lattes

Carl's Deli is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

11. Carl's Deli

8.8
2836 Observatory Ave (at Monteith Ave.), Cincinnati, OH
Deli / Bodega · Hyde Park · 17 tips and reviews

Rene R.Rene Robers: Not inexpensive but certainly delicious! It signifies summer and picnics at Ault Park. Love the hot crab & artichoke on a croissant with a lite Arnold Palmer.

Chris N.Chris Nye: You can't go wrong here. Crab and artichoke, meatloaf, club, croissant, baguette, toasted or not. It's the best sandwich shop in Cinci and that I've been to anywhere.

Cory D.Cory Deal: The ladies here are super friendly and the sandwiches are the best in Cincy! Try the number 18 (pastrami and coleslaw on rye with 1000 island and Swiss)!

Coffee Emporium is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

12. Coffee Emporium

9.2
110 East Central Pkwy (btwn Walnut St. & Clay St.), Cincinnati, OH
Coffee Shop · Over-The Rhine · 99 tips and reviews

Lucrecer B.Lucrecer Braxton: You must have a maple oat scone. It is amazing.

Wendy K.Wendy Kovar: Pastries are good. One employee (I don't remember his name) was very rude.

Anthony G.Anthony Gomez: Lots of space. Open and comfortable. Good food and killer pastries. Only thing is...they won't brew you their bourbon barrel aged coffee. You can buy it in whole beans or get the cold brew.

Busken Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

13. Busken Bakery

7.5
5345 Glenway Ave (Crookshank Rd), Cincinnati, OH
Bakery · Westwood · 3 tips and reviews

Paul Z.Paul Zorn: great cakes and pastries

Cassie H.Cassie Hofmann: Delicious cookies and pastries!

Anita-Michelle M.Anita-Michelle Miller: Kettle danish are a yummy treat, I haven't had you in so long, drool

Joseph Beth Booksellers is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

14. Joseph Beth Booksellers

8.9
2692 Madison Rd (in Rookwood Pavilion), Cincinnati, OH
Bookstore · 20 tips and reviews

Erin F.Erin Fay: The kids section is great for a little FREE playtime. The muffins in Bronte are amazing.

Nerija S.Nerija Slotkus: My favorite Cincinnati bookstore, with excellent children's, YA, & music sections. And the Brontë bistro is great for lunch or Sunday brunch.

Kevin K.Kevin Knutson: One of the best independent bookstores I've found. Particularly strong poetry selection.

Findlay Market is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

15. Findlay Market

9.5
1801 Race St (at Elder St.), Cincinnati, OH
Farmers Market · Over-The Rhine · 83 tips and reviews

Lucille F.Lucille Fisher: A must for locals & tourists alike. Fresh produce from fruits, veggies, meat & seafood; artisanal bread, pastries & ice cream; handicrafts & ethnic restaurants-there's something for everyone.

Kim D.Kim Davis: Beautifully restored, nice selection of produce, pastries (and several butchers)

Sara K.Sara Kowatch: Come early and come hungry on Saturdays. Bourchards in the middle of the indoor market makes fantastic breakfast omelettes to order any way you want with fresh ingredients.