Chicago's premier destination for pastry and cakes

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Wednesday - Sunday, 8am - 2pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Celebrate your Graduate

Our 2022 graduation designs are here!

June Cake of the Month

Our Strawberry Shortcake evokes the flavors of the classic summer dessert with a yellow butter cake, layered with white chocolate mousse and strawberries with a vibrant strawberry glaze.

Celebrate Pride

Our rainbow pride cake is back for June!

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Stop by the Shop

We are located at 1114 W Belmont Ave in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Our shop and cafe is is open Wednesday - Sunday, 8am - 2pm. Stop by for a breakfast pastry, a dessert for your dinner party, a last minute cake or grab a table in our sunny cafe.

We can't wait to see you!

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We can't wait to make your celebration extra special with a Bittersweet cake! Start with one of our Signature Cake flavors, personalized with your inscription and one of our simple, beautiful decorations. Or explore our selection of Designer Cakes for a little more pizaaz.

Not seeing what you're looking for? Fill out our Custom Cake Request form!

Order Pastries and Desserts

Browse our complete menu of Breakfast Breads, Signature Desserts, Cookies and Treats! Add to cart then select your desired date for pickup or local Chicago delivery.

Our full Holiday menus are also available to order online - look out for our seasonal specials!

Celebrate with Cake!

Welcome to Bittersweet's collection of Signature Cakes.

These chef-crafted flavors are perfectly balanced in taste, texture and design to be the highlight of your celebration.

Or create your own personalized flavor combination with our new Build Your Own Cake feature with availalbe vegan & gluten-free options.

We reccomend placing your order at least a week in advance to guarantee availability. 

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The Cafe

See what's in store today! Check out our same-day ordering page for cafe menu items and more.

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Breakfast Breads

A beautiful assortment of bread and pastries for breakfast or brunch.

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Signature Desserts

Browse our selection of seasonal desserts.

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Work at bittersweet

We're hiring associates at all levels.

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Custom Cakes

For your most spectacular celebrations, our design team is ready to create a stunning, one-of-a-kind cake. Custom cakes require at least 2 weeks notice, but please note we book up quickly.

To check if your desired date is still available, please please fill out our Custom Cake Request form.

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Bittersweet has been making dream wedding cakes for 30 years and we can't wait to make yours!

If you are interested in a custom wedding cake and would like to check if your wedding date is available, please fill out our Wedding Cake Inquiry Form.

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Location & Hours

1114 west belmont avenue

chicago, illinois 60657

773 929 1100

Wednesday - Sunday 8am – 2pm