Just five months after its first pop-up on January 2 of this year, the owners of Sebastian’s Bakehouse have officially secured a brick-and-mortar location.
Owners Laura Kate Edelman and Randy Sebastian Told citybeat In an email that they chose the location in Marymont because of the positive feedback they received from test marketing in the area.
“As much as we absolutely love our presence in Hyde Park, from a start-up business standpoint, we have captured our customer base popping up in/closer to Marymont,” he wrote.
Sebastian’s Bakehouse has been extremely popular in its past pop-up locations around the city, often drawing long lines full of eager customers. “As much as we expected but didn’t really expect it, we were amazed at how well we’ve been received and welcomed into the community!” wrote to the owners.
About five years ago, Edelman and Sebastian (who are now engaged) left Cincinnati, but they always aimed to come back and start their own business.
Edelman is from Oxford, Ohio and attended Cincinnati State, while Sebastian came to Queen City as part of the executive team that originally opened Horseshoe Casino (now Hard Rock Casino).
Edelman and Sebastian are both pastry chefs, so it seemed natural for them to open some kind of pastry shop. Sebastian Bakehouse has vinoiserie—a French word for “things from Vienna”—which refers to the breakfast pastry that is cul patisserie and French bread.
Edelman and Sebastian have collaborations with other local businesses to create some of their favorite pastries, such as the Hot Honey Pepperoni Croissant that they made with Fireside Pizza. In addition, they use their creations to give back, at one point over $2,500 to Ukraine (where Edelman’s grandfather is from) with a macaron trio. Most recently, they developed a Rainbow Pride croissant, $1 of which goes to Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, an LGBTQ youth nonprofit.
Edelman and Sebastian want to bring something unique to Cincinnati with their baking. He said, “We want to go all out and showcase the technical aspects of a classically made Vinicerie, while also emphasizing and incorporating what we know into the classic French pastry that people have never known before.” -Sometimes take as a simple danish or croissant.”
They say their hope is to take a classic style and “take it up a notch”—to deliver a beautiful and tasteful product with a modern twist.
The two are also known for their desserts, cakes, chocolates and ice creams, and they say, “time will tell when we introduce our own interpretation of desserts and when the time comes for Cincinnati.” But, for now, Vinnoiserie is their main focus.
As the space is currently being remodeled, there is no set opening date for Sebastian Bakehouse’s first brick-and-mortar shop. Despite the ongoing remodeling project, Sebastian’s Bakehouse will sell its delicious creations from its new brick-and-mortar space on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until they’re sold out.
Sebastian Bakehouse’s new brick-and-mortar shop is located at 6846 Worcester Pike, Marymont. get more information SebastianBeckhouse.com.
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