Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe

Bakery, Coffee Shop
$ $
1114 W Belmont Ave (btwn Seminary & Clifton)
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 929-1100
7:00am - 7:00pm
7:00am - 7:00pm
7:00am - 7:00pm
7:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm


  • Obsessed with their macaroons.
  • The summer-only Strawberry Rhubarb sorbet is better than pie.
  • Cheesecakes and tiramisus are fantastic. A great carryout place that also does decent sit down.
  • The fruity macaron flavors here are stand-outs, especially the strawberries and cream, which packs a jam-like filling. The salted caramel doesn't taste salted enough, so stick to the pastels.
  • Everything is great. Favs-thumbprint cookies, day-old 1/2 price bread (have them slice it), greeting cards (beautiful, classy selection), curry chicken salad sandwich. Odd service w/the number system.
  • Nice sitdown spot, clever cakes and cookies. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu)
  • Try the Carrot Cake Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting
  • The flower less chocolate cake is almost orgasmic lol it's that delicious! :D
  • Owner Judy Contino has been baking her legendary cakes (and sometimes waiting tables) for almost two decades.
  • Flourless Chocolate cake is perfection.
  • The pastries are fresh& delicious. The cafe serves salads, sandwiches & always a home made soup of the day. All very good.
  • Amazing sweets and cakes. I like the sandwiches too.
  • Get a sample, they always have something tasty out.
  • Rich and decadent, this French-style hot chocolate isn't too sweet. Beware: Don't eat a heavy meal before tackling this beverage.
  • Awesome dark chocolate macaroons! Cupcakes were good too.
  • They have illy coffee, which is always excellent. Together with and espresso coffee, I had an espresso ganache tart that was to die for!
  • Flourless chocolate mousse
  • Love the affordability and their efforts to reduce #FoodWaste! #EcoFriendly
  • Super yummy hot chocolate. One is probably enough to split.
  • Macaroons here are as close as I've come to Paris ones.

Nearby places

1229 W Belmont Ave (btwn N Lakewood Ave & N Racine Ave)
1117 W Belmont Ave (btwn N Clifton Ave & N Seminary Ave)
1225 W Belmont Ave