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.


But don't panic!

We will have lots of options for you if you stop by Friday, April 19 or Saturday, April 20.

We will be closed Easter Sunday, April 21st.

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View the Easter menu >

happy easter!

Bring home the best of Easter with everything you need for a beautiful springtime celebration.

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celebrate passover

Complete your Passover feast with our signature flourless desserts, chocolate-dipped matzo, coconut macaroons and more...

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Events & Features

Winter is here

Winter returns April 14th with the Game of Thrones final season premier and these cupcakes are ready for your watch party!

April Cake of the MOnth

Mandarin Meringue Mousse Cake - Vanilla cake, layered with mandarin mousse and toasted meringue bits, finished with vanilla buttercream.

Cubs Baseball Cookies

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


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


Roasted Asparagus or Quiche Lorraine

Soup of the Day

Tuesday: Cream of Celery

Wednesday: Potato Spinach

Thursday: Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower

Friday: Carrot Dill
or Clam Chowder

Saturday: Spring Pea & Mint

Sunday: Closed – Happy Easter!


Bacon Avocado & Tomato Crisp bacon, creamy avocados and ripe tomatoes with chipotle mayonnaise on our housemade cornmeal bread

Smoked Salmon Club Norwegian smoked salmon, avocado, tomato, romaine lettuce and lemon dill aioli layered on our toasted cornmeal bread


Location & Hours

1114 west belmont avenue

chicago, illinois 60657

773 929 1100

Tuesday - Friday 7am – 7pm

Saturday 8am – 7pm 

Sunday 8am – 6pm

Monday closed