Stop by midday for chef Judy Contino’s acclaimed pastries and desserts, and chances are you’ll pull up a chair in the tiny, charming bakery café for lunch. You won’t go wrong with any of the handful of rotating daily menu options, such as carrot jalapeño soup, spinach ricotta quiche or tuna-salad sandwich. But make no mistake—it’s all just a precursor to that beautiful meringue tart or the delicious ice cream scooped out into chocolate-lined Chinese takeout containers (try the intense chocolate almond).
Bittersweet Pastry Shop
|Venue name:||Bittersweet Pastry Shop||Contact:|
1114 W Belmont Ave
|Cross street:||between Seminary and Clifton Aves|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Fri 7am–7pm; Sat 8am–7pm; Sun 8am–6pm (closed Mon)|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont. Bus: 22, 77.|
|Price:||Average bakery item: $9|