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CLOSED: Sweet Cakes Bakery

  • Bakery Bakery
    ( 5 reviews )
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1223 N Milwaukee, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60642

A father and daughter operated bakery cafe offering a varied range of baked products including some vegan ones. The vegan items are not always labeled as such, so ask. Has Wi-Fi. Moved from 901 N Damen Ave in early-2014. Confirmed closed, Feb 2016

Reviews (5)

First Review by SynthVegan

Great Neighborhood Bakery with Many Sweet and Savory Vegan Items - Edit

I have been going to Sweet Cakes for years… My favorites are the mini vegan cupcakes (which come in a variety of flavors), the vegan chocolate chip cookies, and of course the colorful vegan sugar cookies. On the weekends there are also savory vegan items to choose from, and that menu changes seasonally. There are also several non-vegan bakery items, including plain and chocolate croissants, which are among the best I've ever tasted.

The current location is located directly across from the Division blue line station, at the intersection of Ashland, Milwaukee and Division. Be sure to check out the art from local artist that's hanging on the walls. Also, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable about the products.

If you're just visiting Chicago, Sweet Cakes is definitely worth a visit… It's located on the edge of the Wicker Park neighborhood, which includes a number of great shops, bars and vegan friendly restaurants.


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I love this place - Edit

The items that are vegan, while not labeled except for the gluten-free vegan cupcakes (a few of the several flavors), are consistent. The mini cupcakes are vegan, the sweet/breakfast breads (banana, etc), the cookies, and the muffins I believe. Oh, and the mini pies. You should go there and special order a mini cherry pie. Trust me. Flavors rotate, but I live for the days when they have mini butterscotch and mini pineapple upside down cupcakes.

The counter is usually staffed by the older gentleman (owner and baker's father) and a rotation of younger guys. The younger guys don't necessarily know which items are vegan with good accuracy (some non-vegan cupcake was accidentally consumed by a vegan I know...)

Pros: friendly, delicious, affordable

Cons: flavors rotate, no vegan labels


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apparently the word vegan is scary - Edit

The owner, head baker, is vegan herself because of allergies. I have been a customer since they first opened. In the beginning, Sweet Cakes labeled everything that was vegan, but apparently that scared customers off. Silly, right? Just ask one of the helpful employees what is vegan and you will be hooked up. All the mini cupcakes are vegan. The chocolate chip cookies are vegan and super delicious. They also serve Rishi Tea here, which is great and satisfying tea.

Pros: lots of vegan goodies, family-owned and operated, reasonably priced

Cons: closed monday!, vegan items not labeled


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Has vegan options - Edit

Sweet Cakes has many vegan options, baked goods, etc. It feels like the "vegan options" part is a big secret because they don't advertise vegan anywhere, but either way I'm glad I found this place. The little vegan cupcakes are great, but sometimes the cake part is a little dry. I also wish they were a little bigger too, but I guess it's better to have portion control right? It's definitely worth checking out if your near it.


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