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.

Happy Thanksgiving

Add the finishing touch to your holiday table with classic pies, signature desserts, morning pastries and savory delights



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. 

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

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Events & Features

Afternoon Tea at Bittersweet

Experience the timeless tradition of afternoon tea at Bittersweet. Book today for our next seating, Sunday, December 15th at 4pm

book your tea reservation

November Cake of the Month - Hazelnut Milk Chocolate

Hazelnut cake layered with milk chocolate mousse, finished in hazelnut buttercream and a dark chocolate glaze

Order the cake of the month

Holiday Pies

Classic pies ready to make your entire holiday season extra special

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Cafe Features


Prosciutto Parmesan or Sautéed Mushroom

Soup of the Day

Tuesday: Carrot Dill

Wednesday: Tomato Lemon

Thursday: Potato Arugula

Friday: Cream of Parsnip

Saturday: Cream of Celery

Sunday: Butternut Squash


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

Grilled Apple & Cheddar Sharp cheddar cheese and crisp granny smith apple slices with walnut Dijon mustard on our housemade Italian sandwich loaf

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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