Bittersweet Pastry Shop

Chicago's premier European-style pastry shop and café.

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Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Café has become a destination for French pastries, specialty desserts, and custom cakes. An actual European-style bakery in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Bittersweet prepares its bread, breakfast pastries, pies, tarts, brownies, French macarons, cakes, hand-decorated cookies, and other treats from scratch and with all-natural ingredients. The shop’s bright, lively café is open for breakfast and lunch and features house-made quiches, soups, salads, and sandwiches. People know Bittersweet for its inventive wedding and celebration cakes created custom cakes for individuals like Eddie Vedder, Oprah, and Michael Jordon, as well as for organizations like the Chicago Cubs, 7/11, and Dylan’s Candy Bar. Bittersweet also provides wholesale desserts to an exclusive list of restaurants and offers catering delivery service throughout the Chicago area.