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 · 34 tips and reviews

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.

Krystle S.Krystle Sims: This place should be a Sunday morning ritual. Fresh baked donuts taste like heaven and the apple fritters are perfection. Don't let the long line scare you - it moves quick! Try a glazed cake donut!

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

2. 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.

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

3. Sotto

9.5
114 E 6th St (Walnut), Cincinnati, OH
Italian Restaurant · Central Business District · 35 tips and reviews

Mike B.Mike Bock: Must have the doughnuts!

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.

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

4. Macaron Bar

8.6
1206 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Bakery · Over-The Rhine · 7 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!!

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

5. Tom and 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.

6. The BonBonerie

8.9
2030 Madison Rd (btwn Cinnamon & O Byron), Cincinnati, OH
Bakery · Evanston · 38 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

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

7. French Crust

7.9
915 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
French Restaurant · Central Business District · 10 tips and reviews

Mirna F.Mirna F.: The croissant ham, swiss cheese, and bechamel "sandwich" was delish

Lauren D.Lauren Doyle: Be aware the "flat croissant" isn't a sandwich, but more like a flat bread. Don't skip dessert or you'll be sorry.

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

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

8. Coffee Emporium

9.3
3316 Erie Ave (at Victoria Ave.), Cincinnati, OH
Coffee Shop · Hyde Park · 36 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

8.1
1677 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH
Bakery · Northside · 6 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.

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

10. Coffee Emporium

9.3
110 East Central Pkwy (btwn Walnut St. & Clay St.), Cincinnati, OH
Coffee Shop · Over-The Rhine · 97 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.

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

11. Carl's Deli

8.7
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.

Theresa F.Theresa F: The turkey meatballs are awesome. Great to take home.

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

12. Findlay Market

9.5
1801 Race St (at Elder St.), Cincinnati, OH
Farmers Market · Over-The Rhine · 79 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)

Krystle S.Krystle Sims: Some of the freshest meat and produce in Cincy. Great prepared foods, desserts, fresh baked bread. Don't miss Colonel De's spices or Dojo if you can help it.

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

13. Joseph Beth Booksellers

8.9
2692 Madison Rd (in Rookwood Pavilion), Cincinnati, OH
Bookstore · 21 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.

Taste of Belgium OTR is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in Cincinnati.

14. Taste of Belgium OTR

9.3
1133 Vine St (at 12th St), Cincinnati, OH
Restaurant · Over-The Rhine · 86 tips and reviews

MichelleMichelle: The McWaffle is great, the Bloody Mary is the best, and the macaroons rock!

Serious EatsSerious Eats: The Vine Street bistro location offers indoor and outdoor seating, a full French-American menu and long list of in-house pastries made in an open kitchen, surrounding a communal table.

Andy G.Andy Guinigundo: Don't forget to save room for dessert. S'more waffle. Macaroons. All good.

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

15. Lookout Joe - Mt Lookout Coffee Roasters

7.9
3181 Linwood Ave (at Delta), Cincinnati, OH
Coffee Shop · Mount Lookout · 12 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.

Donna M.Donna Miller: The coffee is the best around. Puts Starbucks to shame.