Blog Entries - tag: 'afternoon tea'

Afternoon Tea w/ Alice In Wonderland

Posted on: July 18, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
Nothing has made me happier as a business owner than developing great relationships in our community. A very treasured one that we have today is with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, now in its new home on Red Bank Road.  A few years read more …

Thank You!!

Posted on: March 31, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
On Wednesday, March 30th, CityBeat Magazine put on an event that celebrates who their readers have chosen for their favorites throughout the city. They have been doing it for many years. Like thousands of other Cincinnatians, I had saved their yearly Best Of read more …

"Master Baker"

Posted on: February 19, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, scones, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
You may wonder who Iain Traughton is. The fourth year we were in business he came knocking at our humble door over on McMillan Avenue and wondered if we needed any help. He was all of 18, freshly arrived from Manchester, England with a smile and confidence read more …

Poetry Reading Feb 22 in our Cafe

Posted on: February 16, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
I have two long time friends,one of whom is an artist and one who is a poet. They are Elizabeth and Robert Murphy. They have created a printing enterprise called Dos Madres Press out of their love for poets and poetry from their home in Loveland,Ohio. A few read more …

It's a Beautiful Thing

A lot emotions swirl around us this month. Sometimes as customers are waiting in line and I am restocking the shelves, I have heard some lament the season with all the pressure it brings, while others just thrive in the flurry. It’s funny what we read more …

Great Surprise

Posted on: September 16, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, Art
There are only two times when someone wrote a poem for me. The first was when I was a clerk at a wonderful shop called Tawana Imports on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton. It was owned by a most interesting couple, Mr. and Mrs. Bickler. Mrs. Bickler’s previous read more …

A Secret Garden

Posted on: September 8, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, fall, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
The Playhouse in the Park is presenting A Secret Garden. On Sunday we presented an Afternoon Tea experience that preceded the matinee. We will continue to offer afternoon tea before all the future Saturday and Sunday matinees through its entire run.It's read more …

What is a French Macaron?

Posted on: June 11, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition
What exactly is a French Macaron you say? They are little pieces of heaven! Known to be a French staple and can be found at most Patisseries. Here, in the U.S. they continue to grow in popularity. Many bakeries in Cincinnati are now adding them to their read more …

Thanks Mom

Posted on: May 10, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, midwest, brunch, torte, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
I want to share with you a very beautiful thing that my mother has done for me. She not only loved beautiful dishes but she also served special meals throughout the year for family and friends on that same Bavarian china. The entire place setting was moonlike read more …

Has it really been 32 years??

Posted on: April 10, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, pies, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition, Art
Did you know that April is the month of our 32nd Anniversary? So, in order to celebrate with you we will be having some special pricing for walk-in customers on the following days:Friday April 3rd all slices of cake will be $3.32.Monday April 13th all of our read more …

The Beauty & Joy of Pastries

Posted on: March 25, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, Tea Party, Art
The other day I was passing behind the counter at the bakery. A customer, who I did not know, asked me if I would be interested in what she had in a manila envelope in her hand. I said I was curious and would love to. She proceeded to reach into the envelope read more …

Join us for Tea!!

Posted on: March 23, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition

Join us in Celebrating Mothers, Daughters and Tea enthusiasts alike! The Cincinnati Flower Show will be hosting an English Tea on April 19th. Follow the link for more details or to reserve your spot!

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Up to something??

Posted on: February 26, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, brunch, afternoon tea, Cincinnati
Jess, Mandy and Dee Dee are up to something new in our cafe. They have come up with some fantastic items for our menu. Beginning with a house made veggie burger on our brioche bun. Try their new delicate split pea soup or maybe you would enjoy one of our new read more …

2015 ...Anything but dull

Posted on: January 1, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays, classes
January is exciting!!.I love the idea of beginning anew as the clock strikes midnight. The cold temperature and dark skies ofCincinnatihelp me to look inward to plan for the upcoming year. As a baker and a pastry chef the cold temperatures only encourage more read more …

Holiday Hours

Posted on: December 29, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, hours, classes

New Years Eve 12/31/14 close at 4pm

New Years Day 1/1/15 CLOSED

Long winters Nap 1/1/15 through 1/7/15 CLOSED

1/8/15 reopen with normal business hours 7:30am to 5:30pm

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A Cookie jar full of questions...

Our present holiday season presents so many decisions each year. The usual problem solving like “What should we get for_______? (you know, fill in the blank)  What should we serve for Christmas dinner or our holiday party? Is this the year we no read more …

Bountiful Midwest

October is now part of the great extended end of year progressive party. For so many, Halloween is the best excuse for a party of the entire year. And we all know that just watching football is a reason to party. From grade school to the professionals we all read more …

Art Show September 12th

Posted on: September 9, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, fall, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, hours, Art Show
 Cincinnati, Ohio –August 26, 2014 –  “Greetings From WonderLand,” featuring photo collages by Sharon Butler, Bill Ross and Bob Scheadler and ceramics by Norma Seto and Katie Swartz opens Friday Sept 12, 2014, with a read more …

Let's Blow in the New Year!

Posted on: September 2, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, fall, midwest, brunch, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition, Weddings
As far as I’m concerned , we might as well all put on our party hats and blow in the New Year with noisy horns  when September 1st rolls around.September makes me feel like I have a chance to try something new, to forget the past year and look read more …

Bounty of Summer

There is such a bounty of beautiful produce this year in our farmers markets. The corn is so sweet. It is almost like a dessert. We do offer another option, however, for dessert which would be a marriage of summer fruit like peaches and raspberries with a read more …

Calling all Artists!!

BONBONERIE’S        COLORING BOOK     read more …

Lazy Days of Summer

Oh the lazy days of summer! Many of us still think of the summer as a time to vacation. Even at The BonBonerie, we begin planning our staff lists to take turns to vacation as the last trays of graduation caps and diploma cookies are being finished. Our city read more …


Posted on: June 2, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch, birthdays, afternoon tea, hours, classes
Summer....... AHHHHHH. It’s finally here and it’s the greatest. I still think of summer as the end of something (mostly school) and a time to dream and plan for the next three months and beyond. In early June it’s as if anything were read more …

May Days...

May hearkens so much joy in our city. It’s as if we‘ve been waiting all year for this month to have our party. The weather is usually magnificent. It is hard to imagine anywhere more dynamic and beautiful than the Midwest in May. Wildflowers read more …


For a person who enjoys change, there is no better season or holiday for me than spring and Easter in theMidwest. Everything is dynamic. It almost feels like magic. You go to sleep and when you awaken you could be dusted with pale pink pear blossom petals on read more …

Thank You City Beat!!

Posted on: March 20, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, holidays, classes, Weddings

Thank You City beat for naming us ...Best Bakery, Best Wedding Cakes, and Best Dessert for 2014. We are honored with this award!! Many Thanks!!

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PINKALICIOUS is coming!!!

Pinkalicious is almost here!! Opening night is with the Cincinnati Children's Theater at Taft Theater. Be sure to stop by our booth. Here are some of our latest cookie creations. You can even call ahead to stop by and pick up a pinkalicious boxed lunch for you and your little ones. Call Jessica at 513-321-3399 ext 3 for more details.

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New Year's Resolutions

Posted on: January 1, 2014
Tags: Holiday, cafe, midwest, torte, birthdays, afternoon tea, Cincinnati, tradition
 I actually love the new year and making new years resolutions, especially for The BonBonerie. Each year I make lists for months of what I want to accomplish here in the new  year or revisit those I didn’t have enough time to do in the read more …

Fall Makes Me Smile

I just love Fall. I always have. Just seeing the color orange and golden yellow makes me happy because I know what is coming up. Fall evokes a renewed sense of community. We eat meals together; gather in places that are warm or around fires. We eat more and read more …