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 Halloween!

Ghosties, goblins & ghouls! Get ready for Halloween with spook-tacular hand-crafted sweet!

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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

Afternoon Tea at Bittersweet

Experience the timeless tradition of afternoon tea at Bittersweet. Book today for our next seating, Sunday, October 6 at 4pm

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October Cake of the Month - Salted Caramel Pumpkin

Brown butter pumpkin cake layered with caramel creme brûlée and finished in salted caramel buttercream

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Cafe Features


Ham & Jarlsberg or Sautéed Mushroom

Soup of the Day

Tuesday: Potato Artichoke

Wednesday: Cream of Celery

Thursday: Cream of Parsnip

Friday: Potato Spinach

Saturday: Tomato Lemon

Sunday: Carrot Jalapeño


Balsamic Eggplant Balsamic-roasted eggplant, sheep’s-milk feta, roasted plum tomatoes, fresh oregano and basil on focaccia roll

Grilled Turkey & Caramelized Onions Sliced turkey, balsamic-caramelized onions, jarlsberg 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