Davis Cookie Collection is bringing sweet treats and more to Bond Hill. The bakery’s grand opening on October 10 was met with customer praise and happy tears from the owners, husband and wife team Miles and Christina Davis, marking the end of an almost two-year plan to launch their first storefront. “It’s been a long journey,” Christina says. “We’re so excited that we’re finally able to open our doors.”
Besides a wide range of deliciously soft-yet-crispy cookies, the shop also offers coffee, ice cream, and other desserts. One menu item is an entirely new concept. “Cincinnati’s First Create A Dozen” will allow customers to walk in, pick out their favorite cookie toppings, and leave with a dozen completely customized fresh-baked cookies in just under 12 minutes. The mouth-watering assortment of toppings includes Oreo pieces, chocolate chips, M&Ms, cereal, oats, raisins, and more.
“I’m just grateful to be able to provide something new to Bond Hill,” says Christina, who grew up in Avondale. “We won’t be the typical cookie shop; we definitely wanted to add a twist.”
For Christina, the bakery also builds on the successful business legacy of her family, who ran The Club Safari in Cincinnati throughout the early 1970s. After forging her own path at the MORTAR Entrepreneurship Academy and Findlay Market, stories about her relatives’ jazz venue and restaurant inspired her to open her own storefront.
“The biggest thing we wanted to do was pay tribute to our family members who have passed away, but inspired us,” Christina explains. “We both grew up in musical families, so we have a band of cookies painted on our wall and each cookie character represents a specific family member that has passed away. There’s a write-up where customers can read who that family member is, what instrument they played, and what they enjoyed doing.”
Family also played a big role at the Davis Cookie Collection grand opening, where the couple was joined by their two children, ages 5 and 3, both wearing “Future CEO” T-shirts. “This is an empire for our kids,” Christina says.
“I’m in awe; I never knew that I would end up here,” Christina says. “I wouldn’t be here without all of our customer support. So, we want them to feel good when they walk into our store—and enjoy a cookie!” Stop by—with a mask—to try their newest cookies, Brown Butter Bourbon Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Lemonade.
Davis Cookie Collection, 4926 Reading Rd., Bond Hill, (513) 242-2483