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1114 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2798
+1 773-929-1100
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“tarts” (5 reviews)
“quiche” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, American
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1114 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2798
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived around the corner from Bittersweet when it opened about 20 years ago, and recently found myself in the neighborhood again. I have great memories of all the delicious pastries and cakes we had years ago, and so went in early in the morning...More

Thank Grian35
Reviewed 22 October 2017

It's so rare to come across a really good bakery. Most seem to focus on appearance and exciting cupcake design rather than truly good baking. The brown butter tart was amazing. The flourless chocolate (tart was too rich for me to be honest. I mean...More

Thank Heather E
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The tarts are what I come for! Each one is absolutely stunning and delicious. Owner Judy Contino has also made many cakes for my family over the years and they never fail to be the center of attention at every party. Judy is still very...More

Thank Juliet L
Reviewed 9 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 29 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 15 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 11 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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