About Us

Since founding in 1992, Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Café has become a destination for French pastries, specialty desserts and custom cakes.   A true European-style bakery nestled in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Bittersweet prepares its breads, breakfast pastries, pies, tarts, brownies, French macarons, cakes, hand-decorated cookies and other treats from scratch and with all-natural ingredients. The shop’s bright, lively café is open for breakfast and lunch and features house-made quiche, soups, salads and sandwiches.  Bittersweet is known for its inventive wedding and celebration cakes, having created custom cakes for individuals like Eddie Vedder, Oprah and Michael Jordon as well as for organizations like the Chicago Cubs, 7/11 and Dylan’s Candy Bar.  Bittersweet also provides wholesale desserts to an exclusive list of restaurants and offers catering delivery service throughout the Chicago area.