Bittersweet Pastry Shop - Classic desserts & custom cakes

Enhance the celebration of each day with European-inspired pastry, custom cakes and savory fare

celebrate easter

Bring home the best of Easter with everything you need for a beautiful springtime celebration.

View the Easter menu


Learn more about what makes a Bittersweet wedding cake so special (hint: it's the incredibly delicious taste)

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Bittersweet’s Signature Cakes feature our chef-created combinations of cake, filling and finish for the perfect flavor and texture. Signature cakes include a personalized inscription and one of our best-loved decorations for a cake that looks as wonderful as it tastes.  



For a dinner party or to celebrate every day, choose from our selection of classic desserts created by award-winning pastry chef Judy Contino and chef Mindy Gohr.

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Custom Cakes

Your celebration deserves a spectacular cake that tastes just as wonderful as it looks. 

view our custom cakes

Afternoon tea at bittersweet

Experience the timeless tradition of afternoon tea at Bittersweet. 

Book today for our seating on Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 PM

Request a reservation

Cafe Features


Potato Cheddar or Quiche Lorraine

Soup of the Day

Tuesday: Carrot Ginger

Wednesday: Cream of Celery

Thursday: Roasted Garlic, Rosemary & Potato

Friday: Carrot Dill or Clam Chowder

Saturday: Tomato Lemon

Sunday: Corn Chowder


Smoked Ham & Salami Provolone, giardiniera, tomatoes, tapenade, shredded romaine and basil in red wine vinagrette on our housemade focaccia

Tuna Melt Tuna salad with white cheddar, tomatoes, celery and cornichons on housemade marble rye bread


Location & Hours

1114 west belmont avenue

chicago, illinois 60657

773 929 1100

Tuesday - Friday 7am – 7pm

Saturday 8am – 7pm 

Sunday 8am – 6pm

Monday closed