Cinnamon Roll Crawl Around Cleveland - The Cleveland Moms

I will start off by saying this was inspired by the Cinnamon Rolly Polly Palooza bracket sheet I saw on Instagram.

I have a lot of feels about cinnamon rolls & quite a few of you asked for a little write-up to save you time, energy, gas, & disappointments. These are all locations that we personally visited & of course is not inclusive of every single place to get a cinnamon roll around Cleveland. Alright, let’s get going!

Floressa Cafe – Clark-Fulton

This one was among the largest in size. It has a cream cheese frosting which I am personally not a fan of. If you like cream cheese frosting, you’ll most likely enjoy this one. Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Sundays.

Larder – Hingetown

Another cream cheese frosting cinnamon roll. Would recommend if you like that. Closed Mondays & Sundays.

Martha On The Fly – Tremont

This was just okay for me. My husband enjoyed it though. Their website says the frosting is an orange zest + vanilla bean. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays.

Terrapin Bakery – Tremont

This was among my top contenders. It did not have that traditional frosting so I am surprised that I liked it as much as I did. The consistency was unlike any of the others. A very good one to try. Closed Mondays.

Leavened – Tremont

If you don’t like the traditional frosting & like a citrusy flavor, you’ll love this one. I know many people rave about the cinnamon rolls here but it’s not my taste. Closed Mondays.

Breadsmith – Lakewood

This was the most unique of the bunch. Sort of a cinnamon roll tower, this one is definitely worth a try just go early in the day so it’s fresh. Closed Mondays.

Jack Frost – Old Brooklyn

Honestly not sure why this was even put on the bracket. This is not a cinnamon roll. It’s sort of a cinnamon roll donut. Can’t say I would recommend it.

Bigmouth Donut – Rocky River

If it weren’t for the cream cheese frosting, this one would be at the top. The roll itself was absolutely delicious but the cream cheese frosting killed it for me. Again, if you like cream cheese frosting, highly recommend! Rocky River is closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

Mrs. Scott’s Sweets – North Ridgeville

This was a solid, traditional cinnamon roll. Not extraordinary but not bad either. A classic worth grabbing if you’re in the area. Closed Mondays.

Kelsey Elizabeth – multiple locations

I’ll start by saying cinnamon rolls are only available on Saturdays here. These are one of my favorite cinnamon rolls around. The size is generous, frosting plentiful, & absolutely delicious. Highly recommend.

Chez Michel – Avon

Another favorite of mine. The roll itself is super tasty & the classic frosting is delish! Closed Mondays.

Presti’s Bakery – Little Italy

This was a pretty good traditional cinnamon roll. Nothing outstanding but worth grabbing if you’re in the area.

Goldie’s Donuts & Bakery – Ohio City & Lyndhurst

A very solid choice. These are HUGE – more of a donut type taste to them with a glaze vs frosting but worth a try!



Worth noting that there were also two others on the east side but their hours were so limited on the weekends, we were just never able to make it.

I am just one person but if you’re looking for my opinion that is a little limited since I don’t like cream cheese frosting, my top 3 are Kelsey Elizabeth, Chez Michel, & Terrapin Bakery.


What location would you add to this list? Comment below!

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