Alliance Bakery

Photograph: Nick Freeman
Wicker Park

Alliance is perhaps best known for its elaborate cakes, which are proudly displayed in the window. But this bakery also traffics in coffee drinks and other pastries, like cookies, macarons and tarts, which are available to take away or to bring next door to a seating area. A crucial note about that seating area: If you're looking to do some work, you may want to rethink your location—a note on the door very clearly states that the place "isn't a library."

Venue name: Alliance Bakery
Contact:
Address: 1736 W Division St
Chicago

Cross street: between Wood and Paulina Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 6am–9pm; Sun 7am–9pm
Transport: El stop: Blue to Division. Bus: 50, 56, 70.
Price: Average baked good: $2
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