Been coming here for years, so happy it's still around. Fresh baked goods and great coffee beverages to pair up with. The favorite items include macaroons, croissants, and shortbread cookie. Still has the cute bakery feel with modern twists. Staff is always so kind and very helpful. Definitely worth the visit if you're near the north east side of the city.
I ordered a Halloween themed cake for my daughters party on a Friday evening. I had not realized that the bakery closed at 2:00 pm and no one called me to left me know they were closing or even to check if I was coming to pick up the cake. I was disappointed at the lack of empathy the staff or owner had when they called to see if I was going to pick up the cake. There was no apology that I had missed the intended event the cake was for or anything. I love supporting small businesses and I’ve been supporting bittersweet for years. My family owns a small catering business in Humboldt park and we always call customers when they’ve placed an order for pick up and don’t show up and further we would give them a chance to come get it.
Very impressed! I did a lot of digging before I ordered my first cake for my son's 1st birthday. Their attention to detail is fantastic, and the cake looks just like the photos. We chose the signature 10 inch strawberry almond cake...yum! My husband also got a bunch of bakery items (thumb print cookies, croissants, etc), and they were so good.
Bittersweet made our wedding cake, and it was amazing! Not only did it taste great, but it looked exactly how we wanted it to. I'd highly recommend considering Bittersweet for your wedding day. The coffee and regular pastry are pretty good too!
My wife and I researched what were the best bakeries in Chicago when looking for someone to bake our wedding cake, and Bittersweet consistently showed up on multiple lists and websites, thus, we added them to our list for cake tastings. We did the tastings at a few different bakeries, but Bittersweet topped them all. All the different cakes and fillings we tried tasted amazing! The cakes were fluffy and full-flavored, and the fillings and icings tasted fresh and homemade as opposed to synthetic and mass-produced. Along with this, we were also able to provide an example of the design that we wanted around the cake and asked to be decorated with natural flowers, both requests which they knocked out of the park! I absolutely recommend Bittersweet, as not only did my wife and I love the cake but so did our guests!
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