Cakes, like jack-o'-lanterns, must be sliced and set on fire before they can be enjoyed. Set your palate aglow with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sandwiches and baked goods at Lovely Bake Shop.
Lovely Bake Shop's ovens churn out freshly made pastries and sandwich breads that have caught the nose of local and national media with mouthwatering aromas. Early rising patrons can sip a cup of Intelligentsia coffee as they survey the menu of sandwiches such as the hot ham, egg, and swiss on a homemade croissant ($5.50), a breakfast that starts days as elegantly as an alarm clock that recites Baudelaire. For lunch, spoons plunge into a bowl of seasonal vegetarian or vegan soup ($4.50), and fingers tighten grips around a Lovely turkey sandwich on sourdough with handmade roasted garlic and shallot spread ($6.50).
Diners can admire the old-fashioned feel of Lovely's general store with a jumbo cream-cheese-frosting-topped carrot cupcake ($3) in hand. Time Out Chicago found the brownies ($2.75/each), which are "tinged with crème fraîche and dark chocolate," to be "some of the most serious and decadent we’ve ever had the pleasure of savoring." The shop also offers free WiFi, allowing laptop-toting guests at antique-style wooden tables to download tips on how to re-inflate a wooden wagon wheel.
1130 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622Get Directions