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) #37 of 253 Bakeries in Chicago #1,112 of 8,354 Places to Eat in Chicago $$ - $$$ American, Cafe
1114 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2798
+1 773-929-1100
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“quiche” (5 reviews)
“tarts” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1114 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2798
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Been meaning to try Bittersweet for a while and finally had the chance. Relaxed atmosphere and helpful staff. A wide variety of whole desserts and a smaller number of 'by the slice' offerings. Tried the Pear in Almonds tart and loved it. They also have...More

Thank Edgar B
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Service was a little slow. The coffee drinks were deliscious but weren't hot enough. The "homemade" lemonade was from a bottle and we couldn't drink it. The ample samples was deliscious.

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

All the staff are friendly and helpful n this bustling yet not-in-any-hurry cafe. Delicious hot chocolate (though with a hint of cloves?) and pastries. Refreshingly, there is no wifi, so it is not the usual cafe filled with people surfing the net. Everyone seemed to...More

Thank andiamocipresto
Reviewed 23 January 2017

As is often the case, friends tipped us off to this gem of a pastry shop and cafe. Bittersweet, located at 1114 West Belmont Avenue, specializes in all-day breakfast and light lunch with a flurry of house-made pastries, quiche, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts, even...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Consistent good. Too much stuff to choose from. Very nice employees. Very nice and clean. Great service. Also there's a little shop inside.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Bittersweet is one of Chicago's premier bakeries for exquisite pastries and special occasion cakes. We love their individual lemon meringue tarts, cupcakes, rustic apple tarte, and thumbprint cookies. Especially on weekends and before holidays, the wait for service at the bakery counter can be long....More

Thank CultureVulture60657
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Every holiday I have is full of Bittersweet deliciousness!. Here are a few things we consistently order.....Apps: Tomato/artichoke quiche (light and fluffly and if you're not careful will be your whole meal), best mini brioche buns Chicago has to offer. Cookies decorated as if you...More

Thank Jkarr11
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I love everything they have, from the croissants and eclairs to the wonderful macaroons. The salted carmel macaroon is the best but they are all good. And the huge croissants are buttery and wonderful. I couldn't keep from stopping in each time we walked by....More

Thank MINIdriver07
Reviewed 21 March 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 16 January 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

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Breakfast, Lunch
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Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2798
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 773-929-1100
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