Sunday, December 22 8am – 6pm - Happy Hanukkah!

Monday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 24  8am – 6pm No Café Service

Wednesday, December 25 – Thursday December 26 Closed - Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 27 7am - 7pm

Saturday, December 28 8am - 7pm

Sunday, December 29 - Tuesday, December 31 8am - 6pm

Wednesday, January 1 Closed - Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays!

Share the joy with friends and family! From parties, to gifts to Christmas dinner, we have desserts and treats to make your holiday extra special. 

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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, December 15th at 4pm

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December Cake of the Month - Peppermint Bark

Red velvet cake with white chocolate mint frosting and thin ganache finished in vanilla buttercream and dark chocolate drizzle.

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


Spinach Ricotta or Ham & Jarlsberg

Soup of the Day

Tuesday: Mixed Vegetable

Wednesday: Tomato Lemon

Thursday: Carrot Ginger

Friday: Cream of Celery

Saturday: Carrot Jalapeño

Sunday: Potato Red Pepper


Dijon Mustard Chicken Salad diced crudite mayonnaise and red leaf lettuce on thick slices of our housemade sandwich loaf

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

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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