When you bite into an aesthetically-pleasing treat, it’s almost too easy to close your eyes and pretend you’re at a cafe in France. For $2 a piece you can easily get your fill of macarons. And with several locations, we’re lucky enough to find one in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.


The picturesque Macaron Bar was founded in 2014 by Patrick Moloughney and Nathan Sivitz. Mark Santanello joined in 2015 ( All well-accomplished in their respective fields, Sivitz even completed a macarons master class at Ecole Lenôtre in Paris, France. Needless to say, Macaron Bar is cranking out some pretty authentic sweets.

Not only are they serving the community with desserts, they’re committed to giving back to Cincinnati by donating 5% of all revenue to local non-profits. With a special focus on groups serving the economically and socially disadvantaged members of our communities. For a full list of supported organizations, visit their website at


Macaron Bar also offers a variety of classes so that you too can become a master macaron maker. Pastry chefs will be at each class helping to instruct and assist attendees. All ages and skill levels are welcome – book online to find the best fit for you.

Cincinnati is a foodie’s paradise, and Macaron Bar is currently topping our list of must-try places in town. It’s easy on the wallet, a great way to indulge, and an even better excuse to Instagram your food. Now it’s time to check it out for yourself.


Katie Wallace is your typical millennial in the sense that she’s at home when she’s on social media. Or she’s literally at home watching Handmaid’s Tale or House of Cards.

You can usually find her at a local coffee shop as well as keeping up with Cincinnati’s favorite baby hippo: Fiona.