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julia child

People who Love to Eat are Always the Best People

co-owners, bakers, pastry chefs, david, Lee
the bears
Pastry Chef Lee Horswill and his partner, Bread Baker David Ellertsen, are the co-owners of Brown Bear Baking on beautiful Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Both are classically french trained at the San Francisco Baking Institute - the only school in the United States dedicated exclusively to Artisan Baking under Chef Michel Suas.


special orders


Entertaining Guests?  Need some pastries for that special brunch and want to make it easy?


Please call us 24 hours in advance at 360-855-7456 to place an order.  Since we're busy baking, we'll return your call after 4pm to confirm your order details and payment. Orders may be picked up after 8.30 am Friday - Monday.

Pate d’Ours - more affectionately known as a bear paw.  A tender and flakey almond croissant.
fresh raspberry tarts for breakfast or brunch
brown bear baking indoor dining area
small batch baking


We craft bake in small batches throughout the day to ensure the best texture and flavor in our french pastry and bread.

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