Ordered a delicious lemon/raspberry yellow cake for 50+ people. Look beautiful. Parking at bakery is tough, we got a $50 ticket, be careful. Lines are long but move fairly quickly, can be elbow to elbow while waiting inside.
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Judy Contino, chef-owner, was recently elected to the Chicago Chef's Hall of Fame, a well deserved honor. The baked goods, including many different cakes, macarons, tarts and cupcakes are outstanding. The cafe has a limited, but excellent menu. No one makes better soups. Quiches, salads...More
Stopped after dinner for a pastry and coffee. So much to choose from. We enjoyed White Chocolate mousse tart which delicious. Cheesecake was excellent too. Not inexpensive but we'll worth it. Tables for sit down service. Also serve sandwiches and soup.
I am not normally a cake person, or very into sweets in general, but if I had to have one cake for the rest of my life it would be from Bittersweet. The layered fruit cake was fresh, moist and the frosting tasted homemade. The...More
The food here is wonderful. The ambience is beautiful. I go here for all my birthday cakes. I reminds me of a beautiful European cafe.
Bittersweet offers an excellent range of patisseries and cakes to take away and a mid-level, fresh and wholesome dine in menu that encompasses soups, salads and sandwiches. The Cakes, Tortes and Tarts are always a great treat, expertly executed and made with the freshest of...More
Not a very large food menu but a great selection of cookies, cakes and assorted sweets. Small lunch menu with a few well made items.
I ve been there many times either way for a tea and cookies...or soup or sandwich the place is packed for weekends and have a really cute and tasty cookies... I liked food as well the problem is, is a really tight place
Bittersweet is an ideal place to get a little work done while enjoying a coffee and pastry. The staff is friendly, and they often have a sample by the door. The pastries all look delicious - I have tried the biscotti, which was very yummy,...More
As someone who buys from Bittersweet almost weekly imagine my surprise when I popped in on my way home from work and picked up some Celery Soup (amazingly good) and a sandwich and then asked to add 2 chocolate French macaroons. Well, I guess I...More