Bakeries that excel in both the sweet and savory departments. Go for lunch, coffee, dinner or some decadent treats.
It was a scary time the two years I worked on Belmont Ave. because the siren call of Bittersweet called me every lunch and coffee break. Many a cup of coffee, tea and even more pastries and cake were consumed (and selectively landed on my ass). It was worth it.
Sweet Mandy B's sweets are a party in your mouth. And everyone in Chicago knows it.
Big fan of this adorable bakery in Lincoln Park w excellent cappuccinos and upstairs seating. And if you're smart, you'll stop by their next door neighbor Sweet Mandy B's for the best cupcake in town.
Finally a neighborhood coffee shop that doesn't rhyme w Farlux. Friendly service and great coffee, just what Lincoln Park wanted.