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Alliance Bakery

Alliance Bakery

Bakery and Coffee Shop$$$$
Wicker Park, Chicago
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    Heather G.
    "The German chocolate macaroon is completely and utterly delicious."(7 Tips)
    "... bakery, and the lounge next door is a perfect place to read and work."(3 Tips)
    Christine H.
    "The red velvet cupcake was the best I've had in a long time!!!"(10 Tips)
    Jerome P.
    "Love this place, always do a great job with my custom cake orders!!!"(15 Tips)
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  • dessert pastries
  • cupcakes
  • cake
  • coffee
  • lounge next door
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  • C R.
    C ReyAugust 27, 2016
    Our #1 choice for our wedding cake because everything they make is amazing! With a new tasting room and ever growing menu of baked goods, sweet treats, and pastries, this is one of the city's best!
  • Amy G.heart icon on user image
    Amy GraffNovember 1, 2013
    No longer an old school Polish bakery but still great. Bow Truss coffee, airy croissants, stunning fondant work, and mini cakes stand out. Late hours and breakfast pastries for half price at night.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 22, 2013
    The yellow-and-black dotted lemon poppyseed macaron is refreshing, as is the deep green pistachio. All the varieties are filled with a consistently smooth center.
  • PUDDS S.heart icon on user image
    PUDDS SAFTHANovember 17, 2014
    Bought my 49th bday cake this past march, words cant describe how delicious the cake was. Awesomeness at its finest! O, i will be ordering my 50 bday cake also if im in town.
  • Christine T.heart icon on user image
    Christine T.May 25, 2015
    Loved their macarons! I tried the Nutella, peanut butter and jelly, and chocolate paradise - all of which were fantastic!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJuly 8, 2013
    The kronut: a vanilla bean pastry cream topped with a rose glaze that looks nearly like the real McCoy and nearly triples the bakery’s croissant production. Read more
  • katie
    katieAugust 14, 2013
    The kronut: a vanilla bean pastry cream topped with a rose glaze that looks nearly like the real McCoy and nearly triples the bakery’s croissant production.
  • TheOutOfTownerheart icon on user image
    TheOutOfTownerJanuary 1, 2020
    GET A CRAZY CAKE. It’s unreal. Adorable bakery, and the lounge next door is a perfect place to read and work.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BurnsOctober 27, 2013
    I lived in this building in '94 and the bakery is every bit as good as it was back of the last vestiges of the good old days on Division street
  • Melissa A.heart icon on user image
    Melissa AuMarch 3, 2015
    Cupcakes are a must. All other baked goods are delicious as well and their coffee is on point.
  • Jerome P.heart icon on user image
    Jerome PageMarch 26, 2018
    Love this place, always do a great job with my custom cake orders!!!
  • Aubre
    AubreAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The room next door is a great quiet place to work from. Love the iced coffee and croissants.
  • Jordi P.
    Jordi ParraMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best carrot cake cupcakes I've ever had. Also, the lounge next door is great for reading while having a coffee.
  • Doug L.
    Doug LefrakAugust 1, 2013
    Solid bakery on the Division corridor. They serve BowTruss coffee. Come here for the calories and work space. Support local.
  • Aubre Andrus LLC
    Aubre Andrus LLCAugust 28, 2012
    Order a delicious coffee and croissant from this old bakery, then walk next door to their separate lounge area. Outdoor seating but the wifi doesn't work well from there. Usually not crowded.
  • Zoë L.
    Zoë LyleDecember 14, 2011
    Red Velvet cupcake filled with raspberry confit...AMAZING. The lounge next door also has wifi with a very strong internet connection and a decent amount of outlets.
  • Megan D.
    Megan DonahueDecember 11, 2013
    Their window displays are so creative!! I smile every time I walk pass Love their treats
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyDecember 15, 2015
    Cronuts! Beautiful macaroons, croissants could be more flaky, better butter maybe? Where's the kouign Amann?
  • Sabina K.heart icon on user image
    Sabina KajtezovicNovember 22, 2014
    try rose macaron you will realize that this is true: IT TASTES LIKE THE ROSE SMELLS.
  • Leah N.heart icon on user image
    Leah NicoleOctober 27, 2014
    They made our wedding cake and it was amazing! Best cake ever!!
  • Anamaria H.heart icon on user image
    Anamaria HernandezJanuary 9, 2016
    Really good macaroons. At $2 a pop, you can't go wrong.
  • Melissa A.heart icon on user image
    Melissa AuSeptember 19, 2014
    Coffee and baked goods are awesome! Highly recommend the cupcakes
  • P H.heart icon on user image
    P HFebruary 4, 2017
    excellent almond croissant!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HongAugust 3, 2013
    The red velvet cupcake was the best I've had in a long time!!!
  • Jeff C.heart icon on user image
    Jeff CarterAugust 11, 2014
    Cronuts. Traditional baked goods are very good
  • Donna J.heart icon on user image
    Donna JohnsonFebruary 28, 2016
    The apricot scone was awesome!
  • Phaedra L.
    Phaedra LeslieSeptember 3, 2013
    Try a cronut w/rose frosting. Enjoy in their cafe next door
  • Maya J.heart icon on user image
    Maya Jimenez 😬February 22, 2018
    The most delicious cupcakes of all time!
  • Shannon J.
    Shannon Jeropke3 weeks ago
    Get yourself a tasty treat!
  • Arslaan A.
    Arslaan ArshedOctober 5, 2014
    The lounge area was cut in half sadly so there isn't much study space anymore! Still good coffee though
  • Stephen C.heart icon on user image
    Stephen CuyjetMarch 21, 2014
    The staff are super friendly & great coffee.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JurlinaDecember 17, 2014
    Their cronuts are really good.
  • L K.heart icon on user image
    L KFebruary 19, 2016
    Hot chocolate and macaroons.
  • Stefanie
    StefanieAugust 17, 2014
    Filled cupcakes are the best.
  • Paige N.
    Paige NAugust 2, 2011
    The almond croissants are dangerously good and their yogurt/ granola rivals milk and honey!
  • Thealetta V.heart icon on user image
    Thealetta ViolettaApril 30, 2014
    Best vegan cookies I've ever tasted
  • Michelyheart icon on user image
    MichelyDecember 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Apple cider, fancy baked goods
  • Josh H.heart icon on user image
    Josh HowardSeptember 2, 2015
    I just like looking in the window at the wonderful cakes.
  • Lani Love
    Lani LoveSeptember 23, 2013
    The kronuts are overcooked, heavy & oily. If you want to try without committing to entire kronut, you can buy a kronut hole for 50 cents.
  • Roberto F.
    Roberto FloresMarch 30, 2013
    Amazing cake and friendly people
  • Brad C.
    Brad ChmielewskiAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Be sure to try one of their Macarons, they have some great flavors.
  • Tom B.
    It's funny to see a Starbuck's special nearby when I check in here! The separate seating area next door rocks with free wifi!
  • Réjane T.
    Réjane TAugust 7, 2011
    Dulce de leche bread pudding is very good and the staff is nice!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchulzeSeptember 14, 2010
    Dog friendly patio with free wifi. Love teh coffee, cinnomin rolls and devil's food cupcakes.
  • Jon H.heart icon on user image
    Jon HensleyApril 8, 2013
    The vanilla macaroon is crazy good!
  • Tricia L.
    Tricia LeeApril 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Curt service (just this chick?), but yummy baked goods.
  • Wicker Park Bucktown Insider
    Wicker Park Bucktown InsiderDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to try the macarons. Fantastic!
  • David K.
    David KadavyJuly 12, 2009
    You get coffee & such at the bakery (where the ornate cakes are), but there's a cafe area next door where you can sit & enjoy free WiFi
  • Dean
    DeanJune 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Good and gettting better; check out the cinnamon roles in the am and the stuffed cupcakes in the pm
  • Maggie C.
    Maggie C.February 17, 2013
    I really wish I had something better to say but the staff was douchey and they wrote the wrong name on my cake. Overall, bummed. Cool but not.
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