CLEVELAND | OHIO
Luna Bakery and Café opened its doors in June 2011 in the historic Cedar Fairmount District in Cleveland Heights, a neighborhood with a rich history of beautiful homes, creative residents and small local shops and restaurants. Luna was started by pastry chef Bridget Thibeault of Flour Girl and restauranteurs John Emerman and Tatyana Rehn of The Stone Oven Bakery & Café.
The small corner space in a historic building was a hidden gem and a perfect space for a cozy European-style pastry shop & café with local influences. Within months of opening the doors with 15 seats and a patio, Luna quickly rented an adjacent space and added 25 more seats. The neighborhood embraced Luna and the word was getting out about the amazing quality of their pastries and food. In early 2016, Luna completed their 2nd expansion, adding 35 more seats, yet kept the same relaxed and chic atmosphere.
Luna is proud to be known as the best scratch bakery in Cleveland. The staff is wonderful and the talented chefs create delicious, fresh food using the best ingredients. Handmade crepes, grilled paninis, salads and soups are offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The pastry selection includes croissants, macarons, cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies, tarts, crepe cake and many seasonal offerings.
Luna Cake Shop is a few doors down from the café, and is by appointment only. It's there that Luna's creative cake team bakes and decorates original works of art for weddings and special occasions.
Finally, Luna also offers catering - breakfast and lunch trays, box lunches and pastry trays. Both for on-site and off-site catering.
Luna is a proud member of Cleveland Independents, an organization of over 80 locally-owned and operated restaurants that share a commitment to the community and a passion for excellence in food and service.
Hailing from an intense interior design career, Michelle brought those design skills and attention to detail with her to Luna in 2013, and quickly became the Cupcake Queen. In addition to baking, creating, and decorating the countless cupcakes that we sell daily, Michelle oversees the production and final decorating of all of our pastries.
Justin has been at Luna since we opened our doors. He works the line, oversees the food station and has made more crepes than we ever thought possible. He's been playing in bands for almost 20 years and is currently a member of Small Batch, a local Americana/folk band.
Erin manages the day to day activities of the cafe’s front of house. Her contagious energy keeps everything running smoothly. Erin has always loved the service industry and her favorite part about working at Luna is being around innovative and passionate people. Erin is currently pursuing her MBA and outside of work, you can spot her running by as she trains for a marathon.
Ernesto was looking for a job in 2011 and walked by our shop and knew it was fate - his middle name is Luna. 5 days a week, before the sun rises he bakes the croissants, scones, muffins and all the breakfast pastries. He also bakes the cookies and breads, and has more pairs of eyeglasses than anyone we know! When Ernesto is not at Luna, you can catch him acting at the Cleveland Public Theater.
Lauren came to us from a background as a pastry chef with an immense love for food. She developed her passion for cooking from her grandparents and learned many of her culinary skills making food for her family over the years. At Luna, she oversees the kitchen and creates our beloved catering delicacies. Outside of work, you can find Lauren trying all kinds of new and different foods or spending time with her two sons.