Unlike speedy in-and-out coffee shops, cafés indulge fantasies of sneaking off through misty European streets paved with pain au chocolat and lined with biscotti parking meters. Sip into a waking dream with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $5.50 for $10 worth of German pastries
- $15.50 for three mini cheesecakes (a $28 value)
For the second option, customers receive three personal-size cheesecakes: one chocolate chip, one plain, and one apple. Orders must be placed at least 12 hours in advance. Flavors are subject to change due to seasonal availability.
Lutz Café & Pastry Shop
Since opening as the first konditorei, or German pastry shop, in the city of Chicago in 1948, Lutz Café & Pastry Shop has collected praise from the New Yorker, the Food Network, and generations of sweets-savvy mouths. Beneath the curve of a wood-and-glass display case, strudels, cakes, and candies crafted from traditional European recipes preen in the light of pendant lamps. Pristine tablecloths and delicate china crown tables in the flower-filled dining room and private, outdoor garden (open Mother’s Day through October), where a blue reflecting pool mirrors yellow deck umbrellas. Individual pots of Viennese-style coffee energize guests for flurries of typing over the complimentary WiFi network or climbing expeditions to the peak of a towering chocolate-covered Baumkuchen cake.
My favorite thing about Lutz, though, is the Viennese coffee service.Amanda R., Yelp, 5/30/12
This was of course the go-to bakery for my Austrian/German family throughout my adolesence. My mom and grandma still talk about it 20 years later.Heather P., Yelp, 10/17/12
“Great place just to veg a bit with hot chocolate/coffee and a pastry.”
“The best neighborhood bakery on the North side of Chicago is Lutz Café. The strawberry whipped cream torte remains my all time favorite birthday cake!”
“Friendly staff, Classic European pastries.”
2458 W Montrose Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618