Growing up with nine brothers and sisters, you learn to share early on.
But some things are better kept for yourself — like sweets.
At newly opened West Loop spot Loretta’s Bake Shop and Cafe you won’t have to vie for the last piece of pie: Owner Marybeth Flynn bakes everything in individual serving sizes.
The quaint fourteen-seater is filled with vintage photos of Flynn’s mother — the bakery’s namesake — who raised Flynn and her siblings on the South Side.
Small-batch, single-serving cakes (blueberry crumb, banana), lemon curd brownies, cookie sandwiches, sticky buns, brioche, and cinnamon buns baked fresh every day top the rotating menu.
The only thing you’ll be splitting is your seams.
Loretta’s Bake Shop and Cafe, 939 West Randolph Street, between Morgan and Sangamon Streets (312-243-3959 or lorettasbakeshopandcafe.com).
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