Zen Cafe

The Zen Cafe (formally the Village Bakery) has helped the residents and visitors of Put-in-Bay wake upright for over 20 years. The new owners and dedicated staff bake fresh, homemade pastries, cakes, and pies all summer long. The Zen Cafe is known for the freshest coffee on the island. Some travelers say it is the BEST cup of coffee they’ve ever had!

Zen Cafe - Photo of the counter at the Zen Cafe

The Zen Cafe (formally the Village Bakery) has helped the residents and visitors of Put-in-Bay wake upright for over 20 years. The new owners and dedicated staff bake fresh, homemade pastries, cakes, and pies all summer long. The Zen Cafe is known for the freshest coffee on the island. Some travelers say it is the BEST cup of coffee they’ve ever had!

The Zen Cafe Particulars

The Zen Cafe is centrally located in downtown Put-in-Bay directly across the street from Margaritas On The Rocks Restaurant and next to the Carriage House Gift Shop. Begin your day here, then head off for a fantastic Put-in-Bay adventure. The Zen Bakery hours are 6 am – 4 pm on weekdays, closing at 6 pm on weekends.

The energetic and friendly staff is always ready to help you make your menu selections for the day. A great place for a box lunch or a box lunch box of pastries for an early morning boat ride or Put-in-Bay Fishing Charter. For special occasions, you can celebrate with one of their scrumptious Pies or cakes or just start your island experience off right with one of their great breakfast offerings.

Zen Cafe Breakfast and Lunch Recommendations

• Griddle with Sausage, Egg, and Cheese on a Biscuit
• Croissant with ham or bacon, egg, and cheese
• Village Salad with ham, pistachio, and craisins
• Tuna and Chicken Salad

They also have specialty homemade ice cream desserts like brownie sundaes and ice cream—every item they make tastes as good as it looks.

Zen Cafe Offerings

• Pies (Lemon Meringue, Coconut Cream, Banana Cream, Fresh Fruit)
• Scones
• Fresh Homemade Muffins
• Bundt Cakes
• Croissants and Chocolate Croissants
• Specialty Cakes filled with toppings like Nutella, Raspberry, and White and Chocolate Icing

The Zen Cafe bakers work with each customer directly to create the perfect pie, cake, or dessert. There are many great choices like German Chocolate Cake, cheesecakes, and even their spectacular Wedding Cake! Celebrate your special day on Put-in-Bay with a fantastic cake baked to order and fresh just for you.

Zen Cafe Nearby Neighbors

Zen Cafe is just a stone’s throw from Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument in the heart of South Bass Island Put-in-Bay. This 352 ft. doric column can be seen from all over the island, a beautiful symbol of peace between nations.

Are you looking to tour the island?? Grab one of our Put-in-Bay golf cart rentals. Gas-powered Golf carts are the best way to see the island, and we treat them as cars!

The Boathouse Bar and Grill is located right across the street!. It is a great peace to hear live music in the summer months. It also includes the Boathouse Beverage Center carry out if you’d like to pick up something to bring home or take back to your Put-in-Bay Rental Homes!

There are also plenty of great shopping venues by the Zen Cafe! Popular Boutiques such as Lovellas and Misty Bay are just a short walk away. 

Grab a bite, and a piping hot cup of coffee at the Zen Cafe Cafe, then head out for a stroll around the island, enjoying the fantastic lake views and the warm summer weather and lake views.

  • Zen Cafe

  • Address: 104 Delaware Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

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Best place for breakfast and ice cream on the island. The gyro breakfast sandwich is crazy delicious, I seriously can’t stress how good! I wish my stay was longer so that I could have gotten more breakfasts at the Zen Cafe. They even have great friendly staff. Zen Cafe is a must-do in Put-in-Bay!

Jeffery Frye

From recommending drinks, to ensuring each aspect of our order was perfect, to kind service with a smile, this coffee shop was the perfect start to our day

Deanna Davis

Super hot and fresh coffee! The homemade desserts at the Zen Cafe were

Shanna Wilson

My friend and I had breakfast sandwiches and they were great! Only ordered one and It was plenty! And then ice cream for breakfast!!!! lime in the coconut and  We ate out on the Zen Cafe patio and had a really nice vibe to it.

Holly Barton

We just returned from a visit to Put-in-Bay and we were pleasantly surprised to try the Zen Cafe for lunch.

We each had one of the lunch menu sandwiches and found them to be superb. We tried it based on other reviews and were not disappointed.

Tim Long

My wife and I sat on the outdoor patio area at Zen Cafe. Really neat watching the world go by!

Leslie O’Reilly

This breakfast restaurant was recommended by the Put-in-Bay Resort as a fast and hidden place to get quick service. We were impressed with the atmosphere, service, and food. The dining on the patio was very pleasant with clear cool weather.

Shannon Schlotter