Reviews of Alliance Bakery (Bakery)

1736 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622, United States

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Stacy Ray

Got 2 of their chocolate flavors. Their butter cream was a tad bit on the sweeter side. Very average tasting, nothing to special about it. The butter cream was a little grainy and the cake was good and moist but not a place I would visit again. Just a very average place with nothing really special atleast for chocolate desserts.

Amalia Fournier

Absolutely wonderful little place I will stop again for sure when I'm in Chicago next.


Very kind staff and great desserts. This will be my stop for macaroons from now on!

Christina Galvan

I went it today because I had a taste for cupcakes I was definitely pleasantly surprised when I saw the wide variety of pastries plus cupcakes I'll definitely be coming back here awesome neighborhood spot

Catharine Yen

Almond croissants are delicious! It was expensive but good! savory croissant and chocolate croissants are ok. the wait can be really long though so give yourself 15-30 minutes if you have somewhere to be! :)

Lisa Y.

Super delicious pastries and cupcakes!

Justin Clapper

If your intent is to grab a coffee and get some work done, this is your place. Alliance has a separate workspace 1 door down with a quiet, inviting atmosphere, tons of work space, couches, etc., and loads of power outlets (by design) and decent internet. Thank you Alliance for providing this work area. It's a neighborhood gem, in my opinion and my favorite place to tuck into your work.

Ariel Myers

The quiche is to die for!! The macaroons are brilliantly flavored, and the pastries are fabulously balances from their richness to taste. Absolutely amazing! Must come back every time I'm in Chicago!

Preston Wilson

I came here to try the macarons and they were a bit dry. The other pastries were good but I wouldn't drive across town to try this place. It's better than average but not amazing.

DreamAngel123 PFW

Delicious cookies. And they are making Chance the Rapper

Kaleigh Seidel

I used to live right behind Alliance, and it was one of my favorite things about living off Division St. My favorite thing to order is the Almond Croissant. SO GOOD! They have Intelligista coffee, which is also amazing. I have also used them for a custom cake order and was very pleased with the quality and service. Their attached lounge is perfect for a lazy Saturday or study session.

Monika Warnecka

Amazing bakery. The mini cheesecake was the best I’ve ever had!

Erica Tiggs

Great!! Always Does A Great Job..

Lourdes Fernandez

Best almond croissant in the US!!!!! The ham and cheese croissant is excellent as well. Glad to see that the lines move faster now. Love to eat this in the morning before going to the presideo driving range to hit golf balls.

Columbus Raptor

Alliance Bakery made our day!! We ordered a two-tier cake for our baby shower recently and they churned out the most beautiful cake that looked like an art form. I sent them a pic to use as a reference and they made the cake to match the pic to the dot. I called all the custom cake shops in Chicago and they had the best rate. I saved a portion of the cake decoration as a remembrance. HIGHEST QUALITY, BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AT THE BEST RATE!!

Adam Terchin

This coffee shop was one of the original reasons i moved to Chicago from the suburbs. Relax with a cup and go nuts on your laptop. They've spruced up the interior several times (liked the original thrift-store look best) but it's still a fantastic place, winter or summer. Pastries I find a little dry sometimes but overall good quality stuff.

Ginji Terrano

They have doggie stuff too! Definite plus!

allama cookie

Great pastries.

Rosalynn Echevarria

Best pastries in Wicker with a great patio to drink coffee and eat macaroons with your pup

Emily Specter

We bought two cupcakes, they put them in the box wrong so when we opened them up the frosting was all messed up and half of it was on the box. The cupcakes also must have been sitting out. They were not fresh because we ate them a day after we got them and kept them in their box so they wouldn't get stale and they were completely stale. Never going back.

Denise La Pointe

Great pastries for me (mom) and the dogs

jaleel muhammad

I had the most delicious and exquisite vanilla and chocolate, strawberry cake made for my 7 year old son. I provided them photos of his favorite Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmosis and they brought it to life! Very professional, visually beautiful results and delicious at the same time. Give them adequate notice and they'll put a smile on your face!

this that

What amazing array of yummy goods! Plus excellent space and staff. Never ever want this place to ever go away. Do they sell vegan and or gluten free? Might have missed it but saw none. The spaces for sampling, to sit inside and out and great. Amidst bro bars and noise, they bring class and integrity to the declining phase of Division as it descends into late gentrification.

Susanna Porte

Other-worldly chocolate cupcakes.

Min Chon

It's a really cute bakery with yummy macaroons~

Zorin Dobson

So I was walking along the street when I happened to see macaroons out of the corner of my eye. I had to stop and try them as the assorted colors drew you in. It was a great desert and my favorite was the sea salt caramel along with the rose. I did a little mental math later that angered me a little bit. I paid $19.25 for a box of ten macaroons and they were being sold for $1.75 each. This place would have gotten an easy 5 stars for me if I didn't feel like I was getting ripped off a bit to buy a box. I didn't think about it until after we left though. All things considered. Everything I tried was good. Just remember to buy individually instead of the box.

Chase Schwalbach

Cute neighborhood place, great lounge for working from or getting coffee, and of course an amazing bakery!

Lauren C

i ordered my birthday cake from here, they do amazing work. some of the best bakery decorating i have seen so far. I went in to see what they have in the shop and they have new cookies designs for the season even the day! i love this place, a little pricey but deffinetly worth it

Yuliana Castrejon

I ordered a cake for my cousin's birthday. Everything had to be confirmed by email and phone because I live in San Francisco. Unfortunately I placed the order for the wrong pick up date! That was my bad, so my cousin didn't get her Tiffany Box Cake but I got my money refunded today (10% was charged.) Anyways, thank you for being kind and making it easy to order and cancel from miles away. I hope to order a cake and actually get to eat it on another occasion.

Ann Ceron

The best bakery in town. My favorite is almond croissant or chocolate almond croissant. I've been here quite a few times and it's always busy. Every time I want to give out-of-towner friends or family, I always buy them these goodies.

Luu Nekola

This has been and still is my favorite bakery since i was a little kid!! They always have beautifull decor and my god that its soooo good and yummy!! The staff always have a smile and are very creative! Now I live in Argentina and every time a relitive goes back to Chicago I make them bring back a cookie and it always gets here in perfect shape!! I will always choose this bakery!! Simply the best!!!

Patrick Schau

Had a specialty birthday cake made for my boyfriend's 30th. I brought them my idea and they delivered way beyond my expectations (which were high to begin with -- have you SEEN the cakes in their window?). Not only did the design come out great, the cake tasted good too. The staff was very friendly easy to work with. I also snagged a chocolate praline cronut while I was waiting for them to package up the cake -- delicious. Highly recommend, especially for specialty cakes!

Mia Giron

Oh wow! Where do I start? I'm a red velvet fanatic. This place hit the spot. Decor was very simple but classy. I was on my way to visit some friends and when we walked past the door we could smell the aroma. MMmmmmmmhhh! :) This place had very friendly staff. I'm used to just picking up Jewel or Dominicks pastries, so the staff was very helpful and they knew just how to serve what I wanted the next time I came in to purchase some specialty cup cakes for a co-workers birthday. I will never go back to grocery chain pastries again. This is the spot! Keep up the great work!

Malavvika Kulashekar

I tried their hazelnut sponge with hazelnut chocolate filling and hazelnut buttercream. They used some sort of European buttercream (Swiss or French). It combines beautifully with the filling for a melt-in-your mouth experience. Flavors and texture were on point. Definitely one of my favorite cupcake shops in Chicago.

Taylor Phipps

They have the most amazing croissants and cinnamon buns! Made fresh everyday and wonderful employees. What else could you ask for from a bakery?!

Tyler O. Harrison

Gave them a design to follow and they met it and surpassed expectations! Was informative and worked with me with all the details from the beginning to the end. Would 10/10 come back!!

Lana Epps

I've tried a variety of their desserts, the key lime tart has to be my favourite. Unfortunately, I can't say the same across the board, the cupcakes were quite disappointing and a few of the other pastries were hit or miss.

Maj Valkyrie

This quaint spot popular with commuters brews great Bowtruss coffee and has equally tasty pastries to go with!

Lyn Suiter

Love Alliance. Good coffee. Great, quiet study atmosphere to hang out for hours. Good food. Great desserts!!! Good outdoor patio.

Kavendra Naidu

I ordered a Vegan Cake for my wife's Birthday and was assisted by PK! This was the best experience and most delicious Chocolate Vegan cake! Thank you Alliance for making a special birthday absolutely memorable!

Maya Tatineni

We went to the State street location to try to find a cake for my daughter's birthday. Typically places like this have some 6 inch/8 inch cakes that are fresh and readymade everyday and we figured we would try to see what they might have for the next day. After waiting for several minutes, a young woman (who until then had been engaged in conversation with someone else who presumably worked at the place) came up and asked us what we wanted. We told her we were looking for a small cake. She said they only had three cakes and said that was all they would have tomorrow as well. We asked her if there were going to be any other cakes in by tomorrow and she said no, that was all they had, that was all they were going to have and if we wanted to order we would have to do it a week ahead of time. Here we were, just looking for a simple readymade cake and apparently we either had to pick from the three they had in their case (who knows how long those have been siting there! ) or wait a week? Pathetic. I guess they just didn't want to serve us.

Robert Canton

I love the pastry selection here!

Amy Ravit Korin

Strong coffee, delicious pastries and a great Division Street patio, make Alliance a go to spot when in the neighborhood. I love the flakiness of their croissants, which are buttery and delicious. Plus they have authentic macaroons which are among the best in town!

Garrick Schmitt

A large coffee is only $2.75. Not only are the rest of their prices similarly amazing, but there's also 3 separate storefronts in which to buy, taste, and consume coffee/baked goods, respectively. Stop by this place if you're in the neighborhood and have either a sweet tooth or need a coffee fix.

Chiamaka Anyanwu

Services was exceptional. They delivered exactly whats on my mind. I couldn't have asked for better.

Janelle Li

Alliance made my wedding cake in July 2013 and they did an excellent job! I wanted a pretty simple design but they made it beautiful, and of course delicious. They were very flexible with options to combine two cake flavors (I had to give my fiance at least one thing he wanted in the wedding planning process...) and they were more than happy to deliver special desserts for our vegan and gluten free guests. Jennifer was really helpful with the few questions I had and our tasting was fun. I highly recommend Alliance Bakery!


Great baked goods, very inventive. I just wish it would be less "hipster" ish and have more specials, deals or everyday things. Sandwiches are old.

melony bustamante

Alliance did such an amazing job making my sons Carolina Panthers football field cake!

Gabriela Duraes

After reading so many good reviews I decided to check this place for pastries and coffee and what a disappointment. I had an almond croissant, a cinnamon roll and a capuccino. Both croissant and roll were dry, cold and honestly did not taste fresh at all. Coffee was served on plastic cups, bathroom was out of the order and nothing in this place reminded my a Parisian or European cafe. Trying a different place next time for sure!

Rachel Tonyan

Wedding cake experience was great and tasted amazing!!

Tony S

I could eat macarons all day, they're so delicious!!

Teresa Campton

Our wedding cake was SO, SO pretty and delicious. Our guests were raving about it - a few people even told us that it was the best cake they'd ever had!!! We're beyond glad we went with Alliance.

Scarlett lopez

The baked goods are great! And I love love love the coffee here !

Roxann Paulson

Great spot on Division, but to be honest, outside of the macaroons, it's just ok. A cheesecake was good but nothing special for $28 and basicallys serves 8 very small pieces. The macaroons and service on the other hand almost make up for the rest of the Hipster prices!

Paul H

They have best frosting ever! I got some cupcakes for a friends birthday and She LOVED them! They make amazing cakes!

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Tyler Drake

Great new wi-fi lounge. Coffee is effective. Can't speak to the desserts.

Joe Daniel

Just stopped in for coffee and a pastry. Their cheese and ham croissant is truly amazing and their coffee is great too. The owner/manager was also talkative and super friendly, I'll go back.

Dana Latkow

Dana · married on 12/15/2018 5.0 Holy cow delicious My husband and I got married last month and hired Alliance Bakery to cater our wedding cake and desserts and we were sooo happy we did!! My husband heard of them from a coworker and actually purchased a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, my favorite, for my birthday last year. It was so stinking good we had to use them for our wedding desserts! We did an assortment of cupcakes and cookies and everything turned absolutely beautifully and so delicious! They were super easy to work with and very responsive while communicating through email. We will definitely be using them again in the future. I would HIGHLY recommend them for any baked-goods need!

Nicole Johnson

My anniversary cake they did for me. Beautiful

George Chen

Excellent cakes. Moist but have the right "bounce" - I can't stop once I start. I just wish it's not that pricey.

Trenton Breitweiser

Amazing desserts!

Veerit Ubolkaew

Delicious delicate cake and pastry on the pricey side but worth it

Marlena Gustafson

The cronuts here are delicious. Anything rose flavored is great. The ham and cheese croissant is scrumtious.


Good treats. A big variety. From very sweet to non sweet.

Michelle W

My cake was delicious. OMG! Best cake I ever had. Thank you. This cake was the highlight of my birthday. I ordered a 10 round. Chocolate Meringue frosting, lemon, vanilla and chocolate layered. With one layer of lemon curd and the bottom layer with strawberry perserve. It was so fresh and yummy. Thank you!

Drake Blessum

I love Alliance Bakery. Even in a big city like Chicago the Alliance team makes it feel like a local coffee shop. Plus the sweets are amazing.

Erin Walta

Love the almond croissants and cookies!

Vahid Mohammadi

Worst experience ever, my wife ordered based on the good reviews, quality of the cake was the worst for a 300 $$$ cake.

Adam Tramposh

Lounge is great, especially since recent renovation. Recently changed coffee offering too, which is a big improvement. Croissants & Quiches a great quick breakfast option.

Jessica Van Conett

I'm from out of state and my friends and I went on a macaroon hunt across the city to find the best ones from several bakeries and these were my favorite! I also had an Anne cake from there and it was delightful 10/10 would go again!

Jeff Kantarek

Great pastries and coffee perfect for custom treats and cakes. Macaroons are top notch.

Sebastian Krupa

Great little spot in the heart of downtown Chicago. Small place with lots of character. Good selection of donuts. Solid coffee.

Cherie Lauer

Unbelievably Amazing experience!!! I ordered a Birthday cake for my husband who happens to be an attorney down the street from Alliance Bakery and they delivered the most Beautiful, Judicial cake I have ever seen. It was mind blowing and tasted as good as it looked! Thank you Alliance for your artistry and detail to design. I loved it and will always place future orders with you. All the Best, Cherie Lauer

Antonio de la Peña

Delicious freshly baked cookies and the nicest staff. Recommended!

Daniel Rosenstein

Go for the vegan desserts, but go early before they run out! The lounge next door is a great space to hang out and enjoy the treats. Also - don’t miss Colectivo Coffee!

Gabrielle Cole

I came in on a Thursday and only had a vague idea that I wanted a cake based on the comic Heart and Brain. They took it and ran with it. The cake was incredible and delicious and delivered by Sunday morning at a reasonable price. Truly a neighborhood gem, I could not recommend more!

Drew Finkel

What an awesome bakery. Whether you are looking just for dessert after dinner, to take home for a few nights that week, or to get a custom cake for a birthday party or other event, Alliance is an amazing place to get your sweets. This was one of the first bakeries that we went to when we moved to Chicago, and it is still one of the best bakeries that we have been to in Chicago six years later. We just got our birthday cake for our son's birthday, and it was beyond anything that we could have expected. I took a screenshot on my phone and they perfectly replicated it onto his cake. Oh, any other things that they make that aren't sweet are delicious and so is there coffee. All around this place is great.

Kristen Caston

One of my favorite places in Chicago, this gem is my go-to spot for beautiful & delicious treats. They went out of their way to make a custom cake in a pinch, also. 5 stars!

Keishana Mapp

i hear its a good place to go try out cakes will go with my mom soon !

Sabina Kajtezovic

Doesn't look much on the outside, but don't let that fool you. Authentic French macarons by a real French pastry chef. That's why when you try rose macaron you will realize that this is true: IT TASTES LIKE THE ROSE SMELLS. I will be back to try other varieties one day, but for now rose is my obsession.

Leo Morgan

Remember that top tier that got eaten on our return from the honeymoon? 1 year later and my wife got in touch with Antonio and he made us an exact replica! I really appreciate that he's willing to take on a very small order just to make our anniversary special. I hope it becomes a yearly tradition!

Lisa Wolfson Jones

Gluten free and awesome tasting French macaroons. I was so excited

Alyssa Govea

I went in just after 8pm on a Monday. They still had a bunch of options to choose from (even some Vegan options) and their staff were so nice! I tried their carrot cake cupcake and the red velvet cupcake. Both of the cupcakes were very moist and delicious, however, the frostings were a little different and I didn't care for them. I ended up wiping the frostings off and just enjoyed the cupcakes.

Sayida Bano

I had the best cup cakes here. Amazing desserts. Great location. Easy parking available.

Grant Zallis

Holy h*ll these pastries are phenomenal. Seriously. The. Best.

Michael Carter

You will not be disappointed in the menu and service. Bring your appetite because portions are large. This place has great reviews for a reason.

Carrie Pokorney

I called about having customized cookies for a law school party about 3 days before the event and they turned out AMAZING!!! They arrived on time. and were delicious. This place is so great.

Lisa Meyerson

I just walked in and waited more than five minutes for someone to wait on me, or even acknowledge me by saying hello. There were four employees there and only one other customer, who had already been helped. Two of the employees were talking among themselves about being photographers. I walked out empty handed.


Stopped by late night (7pm), my first time. They still had a great selection of macaroons, individual cakes & cupcakes. Seasonal flavors for all pastries

Mike F

Great cookies and pastries and great service. I called the day before I needed a custom cookie order and they had ready for me by 11 am. I called other bakeries and none of them could turn my order around that quickly. They don't typically make custom orders that fast but they made an exception and the cookies were perfect!

Monica Moore

Macarons to die for in many flavors. Adorable and delicious!

Lisa Fetman

Our guests cannot stop talking about how delicious our wedding cake was! The team at Alliance not only created a beautiful cake, but one that was tasty. The tasting and design experience was a pleasure, and we wish we could do it all over again! Their customer service is wonderful. We highly recommend Alliance!

Thomas Besore

Awesome treats, a free WiFi lounge and close proximity to the Division street train stop!

Aman Gudluri

These guys are definitely good at what they do!

Sheena Wang

My friend recently ordered these cupcakes for a party and they were incredible. The red velvet and carrot cake ones were some of the best I've ever had!

Marge Dasani

I heard great things about this bakery, so I was thrilled to be able to try some of their delicious treats! Outstanding!

Eric Oplinger

Coffee is on point and everyone there is super friendly. Over all a great start for my morning.

Pandora 666

Standard bakery as far the goods. Fun staff but too expensive even for the neighborhood. Mostly cus I know they were here long before the gentrification and this place totally sold out.

Christine McPherson

1. They prefer cash for smaller transactions (I.E. Just Coffee, or a croissant). 2. If you want to sit inside their lounge area, be sure to be quite. It's always silent as a graveyard in there. The room is separate from their register area, so the noise is minimal. 3. Sit outside, in the early morning if possible, and strike up a conversation with some of the regulars. I love their food, their drinks, the atmosphere, the patio, the cake display in the window (which changes periodically, currently they have a Narwal Cake! ). I'd say 99.5% of everything about this place is wonderful except how quiet the lounge is.

Rebeca Hisa

My drink was too hot. Pastries are ok.

Sanaz Moshfeghe

My husband and I were visiting Chicago and found this place on google. This place has the greates tasting coffee and tiramisu. It has a beautiful door to a little garden, which is great for taking pictures.

Skyline Electric

As they say you get what you pay for. Well definitely worth every penny decadently so!!!!

Nick Geeslin

Very cool building. Staff a pleasure to deal with in my experience. Quiet lounge area is included for getting work done, as well.

Sai Charan Sundar Somarouthu

This is a really good place. They supply cakes for all types of occasions. They also have quick bites. There's a small table and 2 chairs. It's more like a to go place. Small and has a lot of bakery items. Will come back

Yvonne Tsui

Definitely more of a cake place them a pastries shop.

Morgan Ramirez

Alliance makes the BEST custom cakes. We had chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate cream filling. It was ready on time on a busy Saturday morning -- all our guests raved about it!

stephen quan

Best Bakery in Wicker ... Lots of great treats ... Baked goods for all ages

Jamie Fenbert

Alliance supplied the cake for our wedding. It was such a fun and easy process to design the cake. We had so much fun at the tasting with Nora. She helped us to design a cake that met our needs perfectly and wasn't too expensive. I am also happy to report our guests ate the entire cake! I would recommend them to anyone needing a cake for a special occasion.

Peggy Larkin

One of my favorite things to do in Chicago is stop by Alliance for an iced latte and a savory croissant. Yesterday I tried roasted red pepper and feta and it was as good as everything else of theirs I've ever tried (fantastic!). They also have a lounge next door where you can relax, which is always nice. Friendly helpful staff, beautiful and delicious treats, and COFFEE.

Jenny Nguyen

Picked up pastries before going to a brunch at someone's house. Cupcakes are delicious.

Olamide Maryann Ayoola

This is my 2nd time working with Alliance and I am very pleased. I had a custom cake made that was executed perfectly. The vanilla almond flavor was amazing. Thank you Peter!

Hugh Allspaugh

Beautiful bakery. Ordered a custom chocolate cake for my daughter's 18th birthday and it was divine. Top quality and a real treat.

Andrew Kutylo

I love this place. I used to go here after every cleaning at the dentist. They have great macarons, coffee, and every now and then they have googly eyed cookies.

Stanislav Khanyukov

Delicious deserts and croissants! It would be even better if you also had an oat milk option for Latte:)

Josh Ressler

Alliance is an amazing place to get your sweets. This was one of the first bakeries that we went to when we moved to Chicago, Delicious deserts and croissants! You will not be disappointed in the menu and service. They have a separate seating area which is nice and quiet. You can sit and enjoy your dessert. Recommended by locals. Services was exceptional

Jasmine Cleveland

The service was great and the baked good were even better! The macaroons were great I had the vanilla, coffee, hazelnut praline, strawberry, and salted caramel. Best ones were the vanilla and salted caramel! The oatmeal chocolate chip cookie was also great and soft.

Gregg Williams

I came around 2 pm and the line is light. We had the almond croissant and the morning bun. I had tried thousands of croissants and this almond croissant is the greatest and best one I have ever had! Highly highly recommend! You won't forget its elegance!

Michael Dannemiller

I discovered Alliance looking for Paczki's for fat tuesday, and I have been back several times. Their Croissants are delicious, and their sweet goods are amazing as well.

Sarah Toomey

Went this morning to pick up a cake for a baby shower this afternoon and was told that because of a payment mixup there was no cake. I ordered the cake more than a week ago and submitted payment info as per their instructions, and had no idea there was an issue. Wish they would have called. Also would have been nice for staff to apologize at least for the inconvenience. Seems like basic customer service is lacking.

Owen Gourley

Why are these goddamn cupcakes so good

Stunas MiFrunas

Delicious cupcakes, their other desserts look splendid too.

Taylor Wilcox

This hole-in-the-wall bakery is a nice little shelter for a cold winter morning in Chicago. The almond croissants and the chocolate croissants were nothing special, but the chocolate and peanut butter vegan cupcakes were out-of-this-world. Seriously incredible light and fluffy peanut butter frosting. Wow. Unfortunately, their little lounge area is a few doors down, but pretty nice. A good mood. The employees were competent, but not overly friendly. Overall, good vibe. Between the tasty pastries and the stack of newspapers, it seems like a great place to be a regular.

Emily Cohen

We recently had our wedding cake from this bakery, vintage vanilla with lemon curd, and wow. It was so good!! A great highlight of the evening.

Blaine Mastenbrook

Alliance made a beautiful wedding cake for our special day! It was absolutely gorgeous. A dream! The tasting in the planning process was super yummy. Our absolute favorite flavor both in the tasting and in the actual cake was the chocolate with the chocolate fudge filling! Alliance was great to work with and I would definitely recommend them for your wedding cake! Separately, they make AMAZING cupcakes as well!

Donte Diesel

Great bakery and is good place to stop by if you're in the neighborhood!

Haley Miller

Decent vegan selection! Loved the cookie I tried.

Gary Z

Great baked goods. The best for custom orders



Elyse Azriel

The cakes were absolutely incredible! So moist and delicious- everyone at the party complimented them on their appearance and taste. The gentleman that I worked with when I went in to order the cake was very cordial and helpful in helping me figure out what I wanted. They lost a star for the experience I had picking up the cake. I was told that I could pick up the cake ‘anytime on Friday’ and they open at 6am. I work full time so I went in to pick it up at 6:30 and was chastised for being ‘so early’ the woman behind the counter reminded me three time ‘you are early’ - I did not mind waiting and the cakes were ready so I was not sure why she needed to shame me for being there early in the morning. I also realized when I got home that I had ordered 3 vanilla macarons and 3 strawberry macarons for the engagement cake, and the cake came with 6 vanilla. This is a small detail but it was a fairly expensive cake, so I would have hoped it would have these details! The birthday cake with the sprinkles was one of their regular cakes, so it was $34 dollars (including the words). IThe engagement cake was a completely custom cake, and including the macarons ($2.50 each) it was $74.

Kate Williams

The bakery staff itself are friendly but that products are what really shine. The individual tarts are delicious, especially the smore pie! The lemon bars and cupcakes are delicious. I haven’t had a bad experience with anything I have tried there. It is on the more expensive end. However, for the quality, it is spot on.

richard urquiza

Last minute cake. My kid liked it better that the gifts.

Natalie Rodriguez

I've never had anything from here that want delicious. Everything is delicious. The almond croissants are must haves.

Mai Judee

I often visit Alliance couple times a week. My only bone to pick with this place is Macaroon which was pretty awesome. However, I have tried a three-layered cake of passionfruit mousse and raspberry chocolate mousse on my friend's birthday, yesterday. They both are heavenly. Service: the place is tiny and wait times can be long during busy periods, but servers have always been friendly. Anyway, thanks for ethereal dessert experience, Alliance!


I tried the lemon cupcake with strawberry frosting. It was just the right sweetness.

Guy Peterson

great breakfast sandwiches and nice quite-ish place to work the the room next door. Free internet for customers. Also great coffee.

Jennifer Gaag

Delicious treats and coffee from a gorgeous old school bakery space. They also have a casual lounge area a few doors west, and tasting room that looks like it might be an event space, but don't quote me on that part.

Nichole Gordon

Literally the best croissants in San Francisco, in California, in America, maybe even in the world?

Erin A

a great place to huncker down with a delicious latte and some macaroons. brought my baby and met up with some others moms, a quiet great space to hang out

Leyamor Gonzales

Sooo good. Wish there were more flavors, but the ones we got were delicious. Orange earl gray. Pistachio. Banana foster. Strawberry shortcake. Lime coconut. Blueberry.

Marcus Allen

Delicious cheesecake, very friendly service.

Brad Beggs

Known for cakes and other sweets, but don't overlook the breakfast pastries. Fantastic kouign amann (say queen-ah-mahn) and great coffee. Take a few minutes and sit at their little table; enjoy the beginning of your day. It doesn't get any better than this.

John Koutselas

Ordered a cake for my wifes gender reveal party and it was fantastic!!! The cake was a million times better than we had hoped for. Incredible service, and most importantly, incredible cake. Thank you Nora

James Hawks

I ordered a birthday cake for my wife and it was excellent. The cake was a vanilla flavor with a butter cream icing. While mine was a low key design I have seen some very impressive cakes in the window. They also make decent lattes and have a small selection of good macaroons. Their cafe seating area next door offers a quiet place to work or study too.

Lainey Bell

Awesome s'mores torte and good coffee. They have a separate seating area which is nice and quiet. You can sit and enjoy your dessert. Recommended by locals.

Lesley Wells

I love Alliance Bakery. It's my go to coffee shop in Wicker Park. The pastries are always fresh and coffee is amazing. There's a large work space next door & I have seen John Cusack enjoying a coffee here!!!!

Meredith K

Coffee me now please. Better yet, please pass the macarons. This place has the BEST in the entire city. I'm secretly kind of glad that I don't live across the street anymore because it is dangerous living there. SO good!!!

Jessica Stell

The pastry here is amazing, they also have great coffee! The friendly service makes you feel at home, everytime I go here! The decor is cute and quaint!

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