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People who Love to Eat are Always the Best People

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 occasion


Have a special event?  Need some pastries for that special brunch? Trying to entertain guests and want to make it easy?  We're on it and ready to help you!

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.

Brown Bear Baking Victrola coffee latte in the garden
Orcas Island Moran State Park