Blog Entries - tag: 'cafe'

Cafe Open Friday Saturday Nights

Posted on: May 28, 2016
Tags: Events, cafe, midwest, Cincinnati
I guess I was never good at saying no. In fact, when I was a young woman it was part of my philosophy to say yes. The world was so wondrously appealing and I was a willing participant. So it shouldn’t surprise me that I have embraced another unknown. read more …

Poetry Reading

Posted on: May 18, 2016
Tags: Poetry, Monthly News, cafe, midwest
We are so excited to present the following poets in our new series of literary events at The BonBonerie. On Monday, May 23rd ,it will be a rare and beautiful evening for poetry as  BonBonerie has the privilege to present readings from Cincinnati’s read more …

Easter Tea

Posted on: March 20, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch
We are not usually open on Sunday, but that was not going to let that stop Jessica, our cafe manager, from offering a tea brunch on Easter Sunday to our loyal customers. She and our Cafe chefs have been working on making this a feast worthy of such a special read more …

Joy of Cooking

Posted on: March 10, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, cafe, midwest, Cincinnati
I was interviewing a few prospective chefs last week for the Cafe. One of the questions I wanted them to answer was what chef or cookbook they wrap their cooking philosophy around? Who's culinary wisdom do they respect? What cookbook do they always fall back read more …

Befriending Artists

Posted on: March 1, 2016
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, Cincinnati
Befriending artists has been one of the greatest joys of my life. As I headed off to Columbus College of Art and Design right out of my all girl, Catholic high school, full of suburban prejudices and innocence, it didn’t take me but a minute to feel 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 …

Chocolate Mousse is Back!!

Posted on: October 19, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays

Chocolate mousse is back on the menu!. We make our mousse with a very classic recipe. Only 6  ingredients, you quickly become are aware of the star of the show ……the chocolate dish it sits in completes the chocolate lover’s idea of perfection.

read more …

Yelp Event

Posted on: September 25, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, cafe, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, classes
Our Yelp elites got a once in a lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes at THE one and only The Bonbonerie to see how they make their legendary Opera Cream Cake from start to finish. Check out all the five star reviews 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 …

Coney Island??

Posted on: August 18, 2015
Tags: august, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, tradition
Today Erin Powell, one of our service people at the counter , had a customer  inquire if there was a story behind the Coney Island heart cookie. She had ordered many dozen of them for a party she was throwing. It made me smile to think that someone was read more …

Do you blame me?

Posted on: July 6, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch, Cincinnati, tradition
            A month or so ago an article was written in an Eastside publication about Carol Coors. I discovered a lot about Mrs. Coors after I read that article that I did not know. To me she was simply the mother of one of read more …

Guest Baker

Posted on: June 16, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, cafe, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, Art
Guest Chef   Today I was bustling around upstairs in the bakery. When the seasons change it is my joy and job to decorate the store. I enjoy doing it and I think it matters to create the right environment to enjoy pastries. All the work that our bakers 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 …

Make a Memory

Posted on: June 1, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, brunch, Cincinnati, tradition
I romanticize about summer. Picnics were one my favorite things to think about even though as a child we hardly went on any. When visiting my grandparents in Florida, however, we actually did enjoy picnics most days that we went to the beach. It was simple read more …

I Love Lemon!!!

Posted on: May 4, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, pies, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, tradition
Whenever someone mentions dessert and one of the words is lemon, my Mom always says the same thing, “I love lemon!”  Everyone who works at The BonBonerie can probably verify that. As a child growing up in Scarsdale New York, she told me 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!

read more …

Spring is almost Here!

Posted on: March 19, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, Art

Our master decorator ,Debra, is putting the finishing touches on a spring party cake. Doesn't spring give us the most beautiful flowers and whimsical bugs?
Imagine a smaller version as a centerpiece for a christening or shower.

read more …

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 …

Celebration of Optimism

Posted on: February 2, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati
I think Valentine’s Day is a celebration of optimism. Not just for the possibility of love, but of life. I see the vague glow of pink and red coming from an aisle in my local pharmacy or grocery store and I can’t resist taking a walk over there 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

read more …

Gingerbread Kit

Start a new tradition! We have completed all of our gingerbread house classes. Now we have available for purchase....gingerbread house kits. It will come with a completely assembled house and a bag of icing. You will need to purchase your candy to finish off read more …

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 …

Give our hand a chance

Posted on: November 4, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, fall, pies, cafe, midwest, torte, Cincinnati, tradition, holidays
            This is the month when pie finally gets the center stage it deserves. I have judged many pie contests. What I learned from that experience is that making a pie is one of the best judges of the real mettle of a 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 …

Closed for Labor Day

Posted on: August 28, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest

We will be closed on Monday September 1st in observation of Labor Day. Enjoy the time with your loved ones.

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 …

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 …

Thank you!!

Posted on: May 23, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, cafe, midwest, Cincinnati, hours

We will  be closed on Monday May 26, 2014 in observation of Memorial Day. Thank you to all of the men and women that have served and continue to serve our country. Enjoy the time with your loved ones.

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 …


Posted on: March 31, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, brunch, Cincinnati
Look at one of the owners "monkeying" around at the Gorilla race this past weekend.A charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla costume (included with entry fee....yours to keep)! All participants are helping to raise read more …

City Beat Event

Posted on: March 27, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, brioche, birthdays, Cincinnati, Weddings

Holly and Mary Pat accepting our award for Best Bakery, Best Desserts and Best Weddings. Holly, with a fellow customer choice, Dewey's Pizza. Did you know that all of the Dewey's locations offer our Opera Cream Torte for dessert?

read more …

Whenever You're Feeling Good and Hungry...

Posted on: March 21, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition
Starting Skyline locations will now be featuring our fine pastries and desserts!! We will be at the Oakley, Walnut Hills, Fairfax and Norwood locations. You can find favorites like our Opera Cream Cupcake, Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes and 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!!

read more …

Cincinnati Magazine!!!

Posted on: March 7, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Events, cafe, midwest, torte, birthdays, Cincinnati, tradition

Here is our article in Cincinnati Magazine!! They chose to feature our Opera Cream Torte...yay!! Thank you so much for 30 years of love and support!!

read more …

St. Patrick's Day!!!

Saint Patricks Day has a special meaning for our business for 2 reasons; my partner Mary Patricia Sullivan Pace was born on Saint Patricks Day and has developed a keen sense for celebrating that day ever since. Reason two relates to my memory of the St. read more …

Sweets for your Sweetie!!

Posted on: February 11, 2014
Tags: Monthly News, Holiday, Events, cafe, midwest, haunted house, Cincinnati, tradition, classes
Love is in the air....plenty of sweets are in our bakery. What is the perfect gift for your Valentine? Is it our rich chocolate heart cake for two, buttery cutout cookies, delicious chocolate covered strawberries? Maybe it's our famous Opera Cream Torte with read more …

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 …

Cutest Tea Party

Posted on: September 27, 2013
Tags: Events, fall, cafe, birthdays, Tea Party, kids

Look at the cutest little girls leaving their tea party in our Tea Room.

read more …

September 3, 2013

Posted on: September 3, 2013
Tags: fall, pies, cafe, midwest, brioche, brunch, torte, birthdays
September...... Whether you like it or not, it represents change and when you live in the midwest, there is nothing subtle about it. The very first week after Labor Day our lives make an adjustment ......from tailgating to picking apples, it’s easy to read more …