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.

Congrats Class of 2019!

Great acheivement deserves great cake! Special treats and custom designs for your graduate.

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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. 

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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

June Cake of the Month

Triple Berry White Chocolate - Almond butter cake layered with white chocolate mousse and triple berry jam, finished with white chocolate buttercream.

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Cubs Baseball Cookies

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

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Cafe Features


Zucchini & Bacon or Corn & Roasted Red Pepper

Soup of the Day

Tuesday: Potato Spinach

Wednesday: Mushroom Thyme

Thursday: Broccoli Basil

Friday: Potato Artichoke

Saturday: Tomato Herb

Sunday: Carrot Coriander


Fresh Mozzarella Panini Balsamic roasted plum tomatoes and walnut basil pesto on housemade rosemary focaccia

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

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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