Bittersweet Pastry Shop - Classic desserts & custom cakes

Enhance the celebration of each day with European-inspired pastry, custom cakes and savory fare


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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Featured Cake

February Cake of the Month - Raspberry Red Velvet
February Cake of the Month - Raspberry Red Velvet

February Cake of the Month - Raspberry Red Velvet

Red velvet cake layered dark chocolate mousse and raspberry preserves finished in a painted buttercream

6" to serve 8 to 10
8" to serve 16 to 20
10" to serve 26 to 30
12" to serve 40 to 50
Looking to serve more than 50 guests?
Please call us at 773 929 1100
Please Note: Orders placed online require at least 3 days advance notice. Need a cake right away? Please call us at 773 929 1100

Cafe Features


Sautéed Mushroom or Ham & Jarlsberg

Soup of the Day

Tuesday: Mushroom Barley

Wednesday: Carrot Dill

Thursday: Curried Celery

Friday: Potato Spinach

Saturday: Corn Chowder

Sunday: Potato Roasted Red Pepper


Smoked Ham & Italian Salami Thinly sliced ham and Italian salami with provolone, giardiniera, tomato, romaine lettuce and fresh basil with red wine vinaigrette on housemade rosemary foccacia

Grilled Pear & Brie Caramelized pear, brie and toasted walnuts with arugula and Dijon aioli on grilled ciabatta


Location & Hours

1114 west belmont avenue

chicago, illinois 60657

773 929 1100

Tuesday - Friday 7am – 7pm

Saturday 8am – 7pm 

Sunday 8am – 6pm

Monday closed