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1114 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2798
+1 773-929-1100
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“quiche” (5 reviews)
“tarts” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, American
$$ - $$$
1114 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2798
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11 - 20 of 38 reviews

Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Patti B
Reviewed January 16, 2016

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

1  Thank taries
Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank julilieb
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed September 11, 2015

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.

Thank Nick H H
Reviewed September 1, 2015

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

Thank Andreas W
Reviewed August 13, 2015

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.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed July 13, 2015

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

Thank Desert G
Reviewed June 22, 2015

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

Thank cheyswag21
Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

Thank Anne_Chicago_16
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2798
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 773-929-1100
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