Courageous Bakery

North Itasca

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In a Nutshell

Bakers whip up cupcakes, danishes, and doughnuts from scratch daily, and they give 10% of the proceeds to cancer research

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid on the food truck. Valid at location only. Must use in one visit; no cash or credit back. Products baked fresh everyday, limited availability while supplies last. Pre-ordering for cupcakes and pastries is suggested. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $6 for $10 worth of baked goods
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Courageous Bakery and Cafe

When Kathryn Pekarik was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins T-cell lymphoma, her sister Laura baked 250 cupcakes for a benefit held in Kathryn's honor. Their friends and family members clamored for more, prompting Laura to start the Cupcakes for Courage food truck. Since first hitting the road in the Green Machine, their four-wheeled cupcakery, they've been featured on NBC 5, the Food Network series Cupcake Wars, and in the dreams of customers everywhere.

But even the truck wasn't enough to satisfy Chicago's cupcake cravings. So the following year the business expanded into the brick-and-mortar Courageous Bakery and Cafe, where they also sell fresh-baked cupcakes in decadent flavors such as chocolate-bacon beer and taffy apple. In addition to that, diners can get croissants, scones, and hand-cut donuts, as well as a full breakfast and brunch menu until 2 p.m. A portion of their proceeds benefit cancer charities, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society that's so close to the Pekarik sisters' hearts.

Customer Reviews

Love the place, so happy they have gluten free options !
Michelle S. · 5 days ago
Love the breakfast sandwiches and sample donuts Great place and staff
Jeanne S. · 6 days ago
The cupcakes were really good.
Elayne D. · 8 days ago
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    North Itasca

    108 West Park Avenue

    Elmhurst, IL 60126

    +16308342253

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