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The BonBonerie Bakery & Cafe

2030 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3347
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Ranked #32 of 1,761 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert, Café, Tea Room
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A lot of people swear by this place, and I have been in there and tried some of their confections. They have beautiful cakes and decorated cookies, that is a given. As far as being a gold standard in bakeries, Idk if I agree. Their stuff is ok (I have had their opera cream cake and it didn't blow my... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stopped by the BonBonerie Bakery a couple Saturdays ago for the first time in a while (months). I sure wish I lived a little closer! Any opportunity to grab a treat there is a good thing. There were four of us and we all had something different - cupcake, cake, croissant and spinach pinwheel. All were delicious! The Opera Creme... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband's birthday is New Year's Eve. We have been celebrating his birthday with a Bumbleberry Torte for 6 years now! We start to drool with anticipation before Christmas! The price is quite reasonable for a scrumptious work of art, the cake is always ready, correctly customized, and dependably delicious.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The much-talked-about cake is certainly beautiful to look at, and the flavors are plenty sweet, but the cake inside seemed dry. Makes you wonder how far ahead they make these confections and then how long they store them.

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Beijing, China
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577 reviews 577 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Home of the famed Opera Cream Cake (best cake I have ever had, for a guy who doesn't even like sweets that much), the cafe is actually quite good and offers delicious well done soups, salads, and sandwiches also. Popular and always bustling every day of the week. Save room for dessert!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After hearing how great this place is my wife and I had lunch here over the weekend. I was very impressed with their service and friendliness. I ordered the black bean burger which was very tasty. The bun on the other hand seemed like 'day old' bread so I was disappointed. My wife had the 'BBC' and she raved about... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Arrived for an early brunch and all the tables were reserved for the ladies who lunch (who didn't start arriving arrive late lunch anyway). I was squeezed into a corner and my tea and cakes took a very long time to arrive. The tea was over-brewed (probably because it has been sitting waiting somewhere) and the cakes were OK but... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Atmosphere is very inviting. Classy , yet casual. I had the chicken salad and it was delicious! My husband had the Reuben and loved it! After we ate we visited the BonBonerie bakery. All I can say is you have got to try their delicacies! The walnut Carmel bar ... Fantastic!! You won't want to share!! I got a SEA... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

For the last 3 visits to Cincinnati- we've eaten here. The lunch menu is portioned so you CAN have dessert which is probably the reason to eat only salad. The chocolate cupcake with salt/carmel icing was amazing.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My brother bought this delicious cake for his wife's 70th birthday. Wow! This could possibly be the best dessert I've ever had in my life!

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Additional Information about The BonBonerie Bakery & Cafe

Address: 2030 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3347
Phone Number: 513.321.3399
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert, Café, Tea Room

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