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Alliance Bakery

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1736 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622-3212
+1 773-278-0366
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

It's not actually poor quality, but it's nothing at all special, memorable, or exciting. In a city full of So many delicious bakeries representing every culture and a melting pot of flavors, for the absurd prices Alliance charges, one would at least expect mind-blowing flavors and goods.....but no. In no world should average quality pastries/etc cost THESE prices. Maybe I... More 

Thank N M
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Picked up cookies for my birthday and the bakery had some cute sugar cookies decorated for summer like watermelon. They also had a very large selection macaron, so I picked one out for myself.

Thank Cathallibu
Memphis, Tennessee
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Adorable bakery we stumbled across with the yummiest macaroons and other treats. Would be a fun place to sit and hang out and have a treat and/or coffee.

Thank Lauren L
Austin, TX
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

The Macaroons are all we had, so that is all I can comment on as for food. The line was short and slow, thus the four stars. There was a decent list of coffee drinks and sandwiches available and I would definitely be willing to try them out for lunch.

Thank ahuslig
Oslo, Norway
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I used to love this place, it was the PERFECT place to study. Then they moved the kitchen to the study room and put up a wall and left a VERY SMALL area (3 tables) for people to study and hang out in. When they walled up the new kitchen area, they also blocked access to the bathroom. So, it's... More 

Thank zvalentia
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

So your visiting Chicago...and you're trying to be a real CHICAGOAN...or you already live here and you don't know about this extraordinary bakery? Well, what are you waiting for? Go west young person, go west to 1736 North Division which is west of Ashland and North of Lake....and are you in for a surprise and a half.....I dare you to... More 

Thank Cheryl C
Evanston, Illinois
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337 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

With hard rock music playing in the background, the cafe has an eclectic old-school decor. It has good display of sweet goodies and savory sandwiches plus specialty cakes. It even has gluten-free flour-less brownie. You can either take your items to go or you can swing by next door and eat in at their WiFi lounge area. Worth a return... More 

Thank Anne S
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We ordered a small cake for an intimate wedding. This bakery was so accommodating, so easy to communicate our wishes for exactly what we wanted. A delicious cake that was beautifully decorated. Highly recommended.

Thank NLIfifi
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We chose Alliance Bakery for our wedding cake and it was out of this world! Our guests were raving about our cake saying it was the best wedding cake they'd ever had. After our wedding, we've ended up visiting Alliance a few more times to try out the rest of their bakery items. The cronuts are my absolute favorite. They... More 

Thank Sarah G
Shawnee, Kansas
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

This is not a bakery for the thrifty or those who just want a plain cookie or a piece of cake. They specialize macaroons and had many other hard to find desserts. I had a key lime tart and it was the best tart I have had in my whole life.

Thank TaraMcConkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1736 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622-3212
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-278-0366

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?