Comprising a bare rectangle of linoleum flanked by utilitarian display cases, Swedish Bakery isn’t much of a looker. No matter, though; with its old-school layer cakes and sprinkle-clad butter cookies, one gets the idea that this Andersonville fixture trades on a more valuable asset: nostalgia. Among the shop’s best sellers is the Princess Torte, three layers of light-as-air yellow cake separated by strata of whipped cream and vanilla custard and wrapped in tooth-achingly sweet marzipan. Want just a taste? Many of the bakery’s cakes are available by the slice.
|Venue name:||Swedish Bakery||Contact:|
5348 N Clark St
|Cross street:||between Summerdale and Balmoral Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 6:30am–6:30pm; Sat 6:30am–5pm (closed Sun)|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 22, 36, 50.|
|Price:||Average baked good: $2|