Patisserie & Café


Craving European-style baked goods? You’ve come to the right place. Bittersweet has been churning out croissants, scones, tarts, cakes, cookies and other sweet treats from its Lakeview café since 1992, becoming a part of countless Chicagoans’ daily routines. The bakery is perhaps best known for its ornate cakes, which have been ordered by local celebs like Oprah and Michael Jordan—but we’re equally enamored with its selection of savory quiches and sandwiches. Order a cup of coffee and don’t think twice about treating yourself to something flaky or frosted.