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.

Summer is here!

Elevate your holiday grilling with a beautiful dessert table!

View our Summer specials


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

July Cake of the Month - Strawberries & Creme

Strawberry-speckled vanilla cake layered with vanilla creme brulée custard and fresh strawberries, and finished in strawberry buttercream

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


Ham & Jarlsberg or Tomato & Artichoke

Soup of the Day

Tuesday: Mixed Vegetable

Wednesday: Tomato Herb

Thursday: Potato Artichoke

Friday: Carrot Dill

Saturday: Roasted Tomato

Sunday: Mushroom Thyme

Chilled Soup of the Week: Classic Gazpacho


Pan Bagnat The classic Provencal sandwich featuring tuna, anchovies, olives, fresh herbs and a collection of vegetables pressed and marinated for a burst of flavor and textures

Turkey, Swiss & Caramelized Onion Sliced turkey, balsamic-caramelized onions, Jarlsburg cheese, fresh tomatoes and herb mayonnaise grilled on sourdough 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