floriole cafe & bakery

my favorite bakery in all of Chicagoland

If I spend more than a week in any single city, it’s highly likely I’ll go out of my way in search of #prettycarbs to fill my kouign amann needs. So, not long after moving to Chicago, I bookmarked Floriole as a must-go. Guess I had a gut feeling it might turn out to be a new favorite in the city.

I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not in the most convenient location in terms of public transit. Had it been winter, I probably wouldn’t have gone as often as I did. But thankfully it was summer in Chicago, and I made every excuse to come gawk at the pastry case.

Right from the entrance you’re greeted with tantalizing smells and a beautiful display of pastries. Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory (let’s be real, you should always get both), Floriole has something that will hit cravings you didn’t even know you had. There’s plenty of seating upstairs, but the best seat in the house is the bar stools with a window into the kitchen so you can watch the magic happen. I could sit there all day and watch the perfectly laminated dough go in and perfectly golden pastries come out.

the details

Address1220 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Hours7am to 5:30pm Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 5:30pm Saturday through Monday
Price$$ – pastries run from $3ish to $9ish, breakfast and lunch items are around $10 (+/-$2)
Aestheticbright and airy, plenty of natural light so you can see your beautiful pastries

good to know

Go here for: some of the best pastries in the city, the best breakfast or lunch of your week

Order this: the quiche of the day (they usually have a meat and veggie version), and literally anything from the pastry case, but I’m partial to the kouign amanns

Amount of time to spend: your whole life? kidding (kind of). Great for a casual breakfast or lunch, for a coffee date, or for takeout 

When to come: weekdays are a lot more quiet if you’re looking to buckle down and get some work done, also, earlier in the day is better if you want the best selection of pastries

Parking: the closest station is Fullerton (Red/Brown/Purple line), but it’s about half a mile away, past the DePaul campus

Other things to note: 

  • They have reliable wifi, and a few outlets in the upstairs seating area, so it’s great for working.
  • You can preorder seasonal pies and sweets for the holidays on their website.

Last visited: August 2019

Last updated: September 2019

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