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Alliance Bakery

Alliance Bakery

Bakery and Coffee Shop$$$$
Wicker Park, Chicago
66 Tips and reviews
  • cupcakes
  • croissants
  • cake
  • coffee
  • cookies
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  • P H.
    P HFebruary 4
    excellent almond croissant!
  • Michely
    MichelyDecember 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Apple cider, fancy baked goods
  • 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!
  • Donna J.
    Donna JohnsonFebruary 28, 2016
    The apricot scone was awesome!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerFebruary 19, 2016
    Hot chocolate and macaroons.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezJanuary 9, 2016
    Really good macaroons. At $2 a pop, you can't go wrong.
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyDecember 15, 2015
    Cronuts! Beautiful macaroons, croissants could be more flaky, better butter maybe? Where's the kouign Amann?
  • Josh H.
    Josh HowardSeptember 2, 2015
    I just like looking in the window at the wonderful cakes.
  • Christine T.
    Christine T.May 25, 2015
    Loved their macarons! I tried the Nutella, peanut butter and jelly, and chocolate paradise - all of which were fantastic!
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa AuMarch 3, 2015
    Cupcakes are a must. All other baked goods are delicious as well and their coffee is on point.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JurlinaDecember 17, 2014
    Their cronuts are really good.
  • Sabina K.
    Sabina KajtezovicNovember 22, 2014
    try rose macaron you will realize that this is true: IT TASTES LIKE THE ROSE SMELLS.
  • PUDDS S.
    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.
  • Leah N.
    Leah NicoleOctober 27, 2014
    They made our wedding cake and it was amazing! Best cake ever!!
  • 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
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa AuSeptember 19, 2014
    Coffee and baked goods are awesome! Highly recommend the cupcakes
  • Stefanie
    StefanieAugust 17, 2014
    Filled cupcakes are the best.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterAugust 11, 2014
    Cronuts. Traditional baked goods are very good
  • 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.
  • Nima P.
    Nima PatelJuly 22, 2014
    Sad that I am unable to connect to the internet start so many attempts
  • Thealetta V.
    Thealetta ViolettaApril 30, 2014
    Best vegan cookies I've ever tasted
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CuyjetMarch 21, 2014
    The staff are super friendly & great coffee.
  • Megan D.
    Megan DonahueDecember 11, 2013
    Their window displays are so creative!! I smile every time I walk pass Love their treats
  • Amy G.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • el w.
    el warrenSeptember 13, 2013
    Kronuts gone by 9am Friday.
  • Phaedra L.
    Phaedra LeslieSeptember 3, 2013
    Try a cronut w/rose frosting. Enjoy in their cafe next door
  • katie z.
    katie zhuAugust 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.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HongAugust 3, 2013
    The red velvet cupcake was the best I've had in a long time!!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Tricia L.
    Tricia LeeApril 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Curt service (just this chick?), but yummy baked goods.
  • Jon H.
    Jon HensleyApril 8, 2013
    The vanilla macaroon is crazy good!
  • 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.
  • Roberto F.
    Roberto FloresMarch 30, 2013
    Amazing cake and friendly people
  • Memo L.
    Memo LopezMarch 23, 2013
    Really good pastry
  • 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.
  • Shana B.
    Shana BlairJanuary 27, 2013
    Seriously great cupcakes!
  • Corinne
    CorinneDecember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Maybe one of the best bakeries in Chicago!
  • 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.
  • Joanne F.
    Joanne FarfanFebruary 23, 2012
    Chickem pozole soup is...Delicious!!!!!
  • Wicker Park Bucktown Insider
    Wicker Park Bucktown InsiderDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to try the macarons. Fantastic!
  • 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.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HelbigDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good coffee and good baked goods. What else do you need?
  • Pascale W.
    Pascale W.August 25, 2011
    vegan chocolate chip cookied
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreAugust 7, 2011
    Dulce de leche bread pudding is very good and the staff is nice!
  • Brad C.
    Brad ChmielewskiAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Be sure to try one of their Macarons, they have some great flavors.
  • Paige N.
    Paige NAugust 2, 2011
    The almond croissants are dangerously good and their yogurt/ granola rivals milk and honey!
  • Sophie G.
    Sophie GoodwinJune 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I could drink their iced coffee for daysss. Mmm!
  • Eva S.
    Eva SchiaveMay 30, 2011
    Passion fruit macaroons AND peacock cakes
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SarmientoJanuary 16, 2011
    Great red eye cup. Delicious lemon scone as well.
  • Maris E.
    Maris EmanuelDecember 26, 2010
    Best chocolate chip cookie ever!!
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GomezDecember 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great Chocolate filled Croissants... Yummy
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchulzeSeptember 14, 2010
    Dog friendly patio with free wifi. Love teh coffee, cinnomin rolls and devil's food cupcakes.
  • Dean
    DeanJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Outstanding cinnamon roles today. Big, soft w plenty of frosting
  • 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
  • Candy N.
    Candy NishimuraJune 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the pecan sandies. Crumbly crunchy goodness!
  • 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!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RinggenbergApril 13, 2010
    If you're not a sweets person, try the quiche! Yummy in me tummy!
  • Kate B.
    Kate BattleMarch 1, 2010
    Not as good as the old Alliance and the music sucks but still a good place to get free WiFi and a really good latte. Note: Very loud, aggressive, somewhat scary beggar outside the lounge area.
  • Heather G.
    Heather GatelyJanuary 31, 2010
    The German chocolate macaroon is completely and utterly delicious.
  • David K.
    David KadavyNovember 10, 2009
    Nomm a Michael Jackson cookie...if they still have them Read more
  • Jeffrey H.
    Jeffrey HarringtonOctober 21, 2009
    Have breakfast at Alliance Bakery
  • 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
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