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“Go for the Cupcakes!”
Review of Sweet Mandy B's

Sweet Mandy B's
Ranked #17 of 253 Bakeries in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Hainesville, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Go for the Cupcakes!”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you have a sweet tooth, please visit this place specifically for the cupcakes. You will not be disappointed. The frosting is very sweet, so keep that in mind when ordering. It is a great place to pick up desserts for birthdays and other occasions.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Rogers, Arkansas
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great sweets - not so sweet service”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday evening after having dinner in the area with our 3 kids. The place was still pretty busy 15 minutes before closing time (8:45pm) and our kids loved their treats - a cookie, a cupcake and a chocolate covered marshmallow. Unfortunately the young lady behind the counter did not seem too happy to have customers at that time and her poor attitude made the experience less than sweet for the adults.

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Thank Lisa E
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great breads and cakes”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great breads and cakes. Tried the pies as well that weren't as good but not disappointing either. Great interior for kids.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Kenzie C
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sumptious Sweets”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Their speciality is cupcakes, but Sweet Mandy B's has incredible pies and other delicious treats as well. In terms of their sweets, it's a 5. The pies, particularly the fruit pies, are fantastic. Not overly sweet, simply delicious. (Haven't tried the cupcakes as I'm not a cupcake fan.) The reason for the 3 is the atmosphere. It's more of a carry-out place than a relaxing place to go to enjoy pie and coffee. You can eat there, but it's more like eating in a lunchroom with rickety tables, loud music. So a great place to get dessert, just take it home with you.

  • Visited May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best bakery for sweets in the neighborhood ”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Cakes and cupcakes set the standard here. No better place in Lincoln Park when you want to take a show-stopping dessert. The peanut butter frosting is amazing--even for those who don't love peanut butter. I was never a fan of angel food cake...UNTIL I tried SMB's. It will spoil you for any other version. Nothing's inexpensive, but everything is delicious. Mud cups a big hit with the under-10 crowd!

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