Bittersweet Pastry Shop - Classic desserts & custom cakes

Add happiness to each day with fine pastry, custom cakes and comforting, savory fare. Made by hand, from scratch, with love.

Afternoon Tea at Bittersweet

Experience the timeless tradition of afternoon tea at Bittersweet. 

Book today for our next seating, Sunday, September 8 at 4pm

Request a reservation


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


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

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Events & Features

August Cake of the Month - Cookies & Cream

Layers of ultra-moist fudge cake sandwiched with vanilla cream and crushed Oreo bits, finished in vanilla buttercream and a chocolate drip glaze.

Order the cake of the month

Cubs Baseball Cookies

It's Cubs season! Stop by on your way to Wrigley for our signature Cubs Baseball cookie!

Pre-order Cubs Cookies

Cafe Features


Quiche Lorraine or Roasted Asparagus

Soup of the Day

Tuesday: Roasted Corn & Tomato

Wednesday: Carrot Dill

Thursday: Cauliflower Cheddar

Friday: Potato Spinach

Saturday: Tomato Lemon

Sunday: Cream of Celery

Chilled Soup Special Daily - Ask Your Server for Options


Bacon, Avocado & Tomato Crisp bacon, creamy avocados & ripe tomatoes with chipotle mayonnaise on housemade cornmeal bread

Tuna Melt Tuna salad with white cheddar, tomatoes, celery and cornichons grilled on housemade Italian bread

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Location & Hours

1114 west belmont avenue

chicago, illinois 60657

773 929 1100

Tuesday - Friday 7am – 7pm

Saturday 8am – 7pm 

Sunday 8am – 6pm

Monday closed