Bittersweet Pastry Shop - Classic desserts & custom cakes

Bring home something wonderful!

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

King Cake

Celebrate carnival season with a New Orleans-style King's Cake.

The person who gets the baby is rewarded with good fortune and has to keep the party going by bringing the next cake for the group!

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Chinese New Year!

It's New Year all over again! The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year begins January 25th with festivities through February 5th and ushers in the Year of the Rat.

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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, February 9th at 4pm

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January Cake of the Month - BOSTON CREAM PIE

Our take on the classic American dessert! Yellow Butter Cake layered with Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream and finished in a Dark Chocolate Glaze

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Raisin Scone

Available for a limited time only! Our classic raisin scone is gloriously craggy with the mild sweetness of golden and dark raisins. Get them while they last!

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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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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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Cafe Features


Sautéed Mushroom or Ham & Jarlsberg

Soup of the Day

Tuesday: Mixed Vegetable

Wednesday: Mushroom Thyme

Thursday: Carrot Jalapeño

Friday: Roasted Eggplant

Saturday: Corn Chowder

Sunday: Carrot Ginger


Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella Fresh and roasted tomatoes, basil leaves and fresh mozzarella with balsamic dressing and Kalamata olive tapenade on fresh Italian bread

Reuben Sauerkraut, Jarlsberg and thousand island dressing grilled on Publican Quality Bread’s seeded rye

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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